Sunday, October 05, 2008
It’s spring and the wooden pencil tree has grown some new twigs! A Mitsubishi 10B. I’ll say that again, 10B!!!! By crikey, that’s dark! Each pencil comes in its own hang-sell type display card. Flat card with all sorts of writing, and the edge is folded up into a long thin box that the pencil slides into.
As expected, the 10B graphite core is rather thicker than average – almost more core than wood.Brilliant shiny lacquer, gold bands, black top – this is a premium pencil, but what else would you expect from a wooden pencil made in Japan? Not much writing on the pencil, mostly in Japanese. I’m too scared to ruin them by sharpening, so someone else will have to tell you just how smooth and dark they really are. Thanks Isu.