Today, we’ll continue working our way across the top row of the Timberlines collection.
Pencil No. 5 is round, with a cap. It has bright silver neon surface, and is marked “Japan Camel HB”.
Pencil No. 6 has a white dipped end, and a swirling abstract pattern. The sole marking is “Made in Japan”. While No. 5 looks more like a children’s pencil – this one seems much more adult and sophisticated, with the paper appearing to be inspired by bookbinding patterns. I could easily imagine it being sold in a museum gift shop. It is certainly one of the most appealing novelty pencils I’ve ever seen.
Pencil No. 7 is another mainstream pencil, the Tombow Mono R. It is Tombow’s third rank pencil, behind the Mono 100 and Mono.
Pencil No. 8 is from Kita-Boshi, an HB 9698. It is pink with hearts and cat drawings. Enough said.
Pencil No. 9 is a round, natural finish “Wood Note” from Kita-Boshi. It is notable for a removable (and presumably replaceable) eraser module.
Something like this seems useful – and it is also removable for those who don’t want an eraser. The best of both worlds?