Pelikan is a famous fountain pen manufacturer, well regarded for maintaining quality though several decades.
It was a real surprise to learn that they also sell woodcase pencils! Unlike the ambiguous situation of the Rotring pencil we looked at last year, the Pelikan pencil does get official corporate acknowledgement at Pelikan’s website.
The Pelikan 2B has a cartoon Pelican on the box, wearing green shorts (lederhosen?), a red shirt, and yellow cravat.
The box states:
* Made of high quality wood and sharpen smoothly (sic)
* Minimum breakage and lesser lead-flaking
The pencils are blue with silver striping, and marked:
2B 0 Pelikan
There is no country of origin information that I can discern. Pelikan pencils in South America originate in Pakistan, according to Pelikan’s website.
The pencils are quite ho-hum. Other than the product’s interesting corporate origin, there is not too much to recommend them.