From Tsu Ku Shi, we have a very interesting pencil – oversize, round, using an interesting colour scheme, and with a slice missing!
The idea seems to be to create the best of both worlds – the round grip favoured by artists combined with roll-resistance. It is a two-sided pencil!
The “missing” slice’s edge has been painted white, with the rest of the pencil in a natural finish.
The diameter is 9mm and the length 160mm, with the lead graded 4B.
The pencil was designed by Drill Design in Tokyo, and I hope to encounter more of their creations in the future.
The great design builds up hope – and there is no disappointment – this a fantastic pencil that delivers deep, rich, smooth lines. Highly recommended.