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The Mongol 482: New and Old

The Mongol is one of those classic pencils that conjures up fond memories for many. While often thought to be no longer made, a post at the excellent Timberlines blog shed much light on branding in the global pencil industry, and the fact that these pencils are still alive and kicking on two continents! A [...]

Kita-Boshi HIT No. 9900 pencil

While Mitsubishi, Tombow, and Pentel may be better known in the west, there is at least one more quality Japanese pencil manufacturer of note: Kita Boshi. The Japanese pencil industry website tells me of many other companies in the industry, but Kita-Boshi are the only one of these whose products I have been able to [...]