Snow, ice, and the temperature can be frequent topics of conversation in December.
This temperature talk reminded me of an interesting pencil from Kirin, a smaller Japanese pencil manufacturer.
The rectangular pencil has a small thermometer attached.
The side of the pencil is marked:
Kirin Japan/Japon NEC-42 HB
The finish is very nice – a very thick clear lacquer. I’d love to see a more mainstream pencil from Kirin with this finish.
The shape makes sharpening and holding the pencil less than ideal, in my view.
The temperature strip indicates the pencil does warm up from being held in one’s hand:
A most unusual novelty pencil.