This is the first luxury woodcase pencil accessory we’ve seen from a pencil manufacturer other than Faber-Castell. In this case, it is Mitsubishi, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of their Uni brand. As well as new pencil grades, which we have mentioned, Mitsubishi has unveiled this luxury pencil holder.
As opposed to other holders/extenders, this model can grasp an entire pencil as well as making use of the last bits of a pencil, and includes a full cap with clip.
In the box, it might appear to be a fountain pen. Yet the two woodcase pencils therein indicate otherwise.
The holder has three detachable parts.
The base is the closest to a traditional pencil holder. It is a wood finish holder dyed to Mitsubishi’s traditional maroon colour. Accents are in gun metal and gold. Unlike other holders, the end of the base is hollow, so that the cap of a new full-length pencil may protrude.
A pencil is gripped by a cylindrical chrome clasp that screws on to the base.
The piece that makes this really special is the cap – gun metal with gold clip and gold and black accents. It protects the pencil point when closed, and can be ‘posted’ on the holder to achieve a very nice balance while writing.
The case is a very dark wood, simply marked ‘uni’, with a very efficient hidden magnetic clasp.
Mitsubishi has done a great deal to raise the quality of the manufactured pencil, and this is a great accessory to match.