Though appearing to be a regular hexagonal pencil, the Tajima pencil is aimed at the construction trades – carpentry in particular. It is definitely a different interpretation of this pencil style than seen in North America or Europe.
The product website indicates that this pencil is highly humidity-resistant.
With a sophisticated red lead, the pencil has a very nice thick varnish – most unusual in this category.
The English text on the pencils reads, “Marking for construction and fine drawing.”
My thanks to isu for providing a most unusual pencil to me.