Over the last three years, we’ve mentioned many Chinese made pencils – yet these have always been pencils made in China for other brands and firms. This is the first Chinese pencil associated with the originating factory that we’ve seen.
Thanks to blog reader Jieun for proving these pencils!
These pencils were made at the China First Pencil factory. One of the most interesting things to be seen at their website is the pencil making machinery for sale. Wow, I wonder what it would cost to start a small pencil factory in the garage?
The packaging is among the nicest we’ve seen for a cardboard box of pencils.
The box reminds us, “It is appraised that the paint on this pencil is up to hygenic standard and is harmless to human body.” Who would want anything less?
The pencils have a fairly complicated pattern, alternating black with red-and-centered-black-stripe.
One side has Chinese text (gold), and the opposite side English (silver).
The ferrules display a bit of fanciness.
They sharpen easily and have a nice look – yet – for such a promising pencil, the lead is unfortunately just so-so.