The Stabilo Trio 362 is an oversized triangular pencil in a natural finish with a splash of colour on the cap.
The pencil is marked “3-6 Gripping Standard”. The packaging reveals the meaning. Can you guess? That’s right, this pencil is meant for three to six year olds!
The core is an oversized 3.8mm. The line seemed somewhat light, though with more pressure it was able to leave a dark line.
What’s really noticeable is the cap. This type of painted pencil end seems to be a feature associated with European pencils. The term I hear in English is “dipped”. But in German, there is more specific terminology. The white ring is a “Lackring” and the red cap a “Lackkappe”. This site translates Lackkappe to “patent tip” or “patent toe cap”. Maybe patent as in patent leather – shiny – but I think the terms more mean lacquer ring and lacquer cap. Corrections/additions to this understanding are welcome!
The bright red and white cap is a nice contrast to the natural finish pencil. Overall, a nice pencil.