Hi, I am looking for Hi-uni 3050. Grey carbon or Red carbon. Any lead size is fine. If trade prefered, I think I could suggest something that would be good. Thankyou.
Aren’t we all
Outside of @2nd_astronaut, I’m not sure anybody here has any of the Hi-uni models.
There’s plenty in mercari. You can use buyee or any similar service to buy them
My comment is about the price, not the availability.
Are hi-uni models disliked here? You dont have any??
I watched them get too expensive in real time.
When I started my main collection, I wasn’t focused on any pieces over $100—that seemed crazy to me.
But by the time I was buying $100+ pieces, the Hi-Unis had taken off into the stratosphere. I could understand this happening to the Pilots because of the double-knock functionality, but just a regular ole knurled grip drafting pencil for $200+?
Bottom line? The Hi-Uni series doesn’t thrill me at all, especially since the MX-1052 series exists. (But you’re crazy if you don’t think I’d love to have those pieces )
I remember seeing the 2050 and 3050 up for auction fairly regularly when I started collecting vintage mechanical pencils. The 2050 would generally go in near new condition for about ¥15k ~ 20k and the 3050 anywhere from ¥25k ~ 30k. The 5050 would be like ¥35k ~ 40k, NIB. Prices could be a good bit less for VG+ condition and no box. Seems like prices have doubled since.
I still haven’t gotten around to picking up an MX-1052. How do you like them and how do they compare to TOMBOW’s MONOTECH 1000?
I agree with 5050 prices, but 2050 was much less expensive. They were well below 10k, maybe they even had the largest percentual increase?
2050 and 3050 feel superfluous to me. There’s nothing on the 2050 that remotely looks better than a M-1052. And the knurling, even on the 5050, looks suspiciously smooth.
I agree on 2050, but not on 3050 (carbon!).
I’m with @2nd_astronaut on this one. I didn’t think much of the 3050s till I held them in hand. The balance is pretty much perfect and the carbon barrel has to be seen in person to be appreciated. The knurling is smoother than other pencils, but I find it very comfortable and grippy. The best part is the narrower knurled grip which is perfect for my hand. Most knurled pencils have a thicker grip. The Hi-Uni series is one of my absolute favorites (which is why I ended up with all of them ).
I love the MX-1052 line. I could do a comparison with a Monotech 1000 later. Regardless, i find that they feel as good as they look. The grey ones don’t come up too often; i assume they also exist in 0.3 and 0.4 mm, like the black versions do, but i’ve never seen those in the wild.
Yes, the Grey ones also come in 0.3, 4 and 5.
Then… there are the M5-1006 and SS-1006 with the conical front ends and non-drafting buttons. Also in black and grey.
Excuse me, Kelvin, but would you mind not adding to my list of pencils that I now suddenly have to have?
It never ends, homey.
Isn’t there a red body version too?
No idea about that, actually.
As far as I know, no.
theres red, blue, yellow, gray, and black