Sliding Sleeve Sharp™ Mechanical Pencil

Balanced and Lightweight

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  • A balanced, lightweight, black mechanical pencil with a 2mm sleeve that slides and retracts fully into barrel to protect clothing

  • Perfect for ledgers and forms

  • 0.5mm lead produces crisp, fine lines of consistent density

  • Pentel Super Hi-Polymer HB lead is equivalent to a #2 pencil, guaranteed to scan on tests, resists breaking and never needs sharpening

  • Refillable with Pentel Super Hi-Polymer® Lead and Z2-1 refill eraser

Availability: Out of Stock

We're sorry. This product has been permanently discontinued. Replacement and/or similar products are listed below.


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Customer Ratings:

  • Mark


    It looks like we are unanimous. Please bring back the PS535. I have been using this pencil faithfully for over 30 years. This is by far the best pencil you have ever made. The sliding sleeve feature makes it almost impossible to break the lead.

  • Hoski Schaafsma

    Why in the world would you discontinue a real winner?

    Please bring back the PS535 model pencil! There is no other like it!
    I bought ten of them in the year 2000 and my last one has now finally failed. I'm glad I bought as many as I did, I should have bought thirty if I had know you would quit on a classic!

  • Joe Johnson

    Please Bring Back This Classic

    I've been using the PS535 pencil for years and nothing comes close to matching it for elegance, ergonomics and value. I bought a box of them 6 years ago and after giving away a few and losing a few, I'm out and can't find any remaining stock anywhere. I'm not going to buy another mechanical pencil till Pentel reintroduces this one or matches it with a better model.

  • Thomas Faletti

    No Mechanical Pencil Compares to This One!

    This mechanical pencil has been my mainstay for 35 years. No other pencil compares to it. The sleeve is fully retractable, so it does not catch and tear holes in your pocket.

    Pentel: I think I know why you discontinued it. You had some problems when you changed the inner barrel from metal to plastic. Instead of returning to the more durable metal, you discontinued it. There are many of us out here who would pay top dollar if you bring it back, because no one makes a pencil like it.

    I urge you to return to production of the best mechanical pencil ever made.

  • Ken Henderson

    A Great Mechical Pencil

    Just a fine product. Pentel should resume production of this model.

  • Robert

    The PS535

    What am I going to do? This pencil is simply the best and I have had it for years. I looked at the products for replacement and ther isn't one.

    This was and is the best pencil ever. How can you stop aming something so right and leave nothing close to it.

    Please bring back the best pencil ever. I do not have enough of them to replace the ones that walk every time some one else borrows it.

    Please being back the best.

  • Alan Wendt

    bring back the ps535 pleeze

    I only have two left! Everything else punches holes in my pants pockets.

  • Alan Wendt

    Only retractable sleeve pencil

    Please bring this back, I only have two left. I love all your pencils but this one doesn't poke holes in my pants pockets.

  • Karl Eckler

    Best Mass Produced Pencil EVER!

    This pencil is absolutely amazing. I was lucky enough to snag a couple before it was discontinued, and I enjoy writing with it every day. The fit and feel is a wonder of industrial design, and because form follows function, it looks great too.

    The really killer app here is that the sliding sleeve actually slides back as you write, reducing the amount of "clicking" necessary while you are rapidly taking notes in lecture or during films or whatnot. It also means that the lead is much less likely to snap off when you look at it wrong. The fact that the sleeve completely retracts means that it won't snag on fabric while riding in a pocket.

    Pentel PLEASE, I'm begging you, bring back the glorious PS535!