Does Dixon still make pencils in the United States?
It is very hard to say, but here are some “Made in U.S.A.” “tri-write” pencils found just last week at a Grand and Toy store here in Canada! They appear to be new, and are sold in a cardboard/plastic package of eight.
The cynic in me wonders if perhaps American Ticonderogas are still made, but solely for export!
My impression is that the lead is significantly higher quality than other recently found Ticonderogas. They also sport a more traditional appearance!