Yesterday, I mentioned pencils made from wood scraps.
Well, I just found another – the Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil.
Mitsubishi’s product page is here, and the page includes a small diagram that appears to mention the construction method.
The pencil has a very nice woodgrain finish. The text is in green, with colour markings in green, and a bar code in black. With text (both English and Japanese), barcode and associated numerals, and graphic markings, the design seems a bit “busy” to me, yet I like it very much, and it is a very unusual pencil.
The photo below shows the pencil on a highly textured (“toothy”) Fabriano sketchpad, but I would say that the markings are even richer and more saturated on ordinary office paper.
It is a very good all-round red and blue pencil. The only possible issue is that the non-traditional colouring doesn’t provide as much of a visual cue about which end is which.