Yesterday, I mentioned pencils made from wood scraps.
Well, I just found another – the Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil.
Mitsubishi’s product page is here, and the page includes a small diagram that appears to mention the construction method.
The pencil has a very nice woodgrain finish. The text is in green, with colour markings in green, and a bar code in black. With text (both English and Japanese), barcode and associated numerals, and graphic markings, the design seems a bit “busy” to me, yet I like it very much, and it is a very unusual pencil.
The photo below shows the pencil on a highly textured (“toothy”) Fabriano sketchpad, but I would say that the markings are even richer and more saturated on ordinary office paper.
It is a very good all-round red and blue pencil. The only possible issue is that the non-traditional colouring doesn’t provide as much of a visual cue about which end is which.
5 Replies to “Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil”
This is a nice one. I think I may need to track it down!
Those look great. I’ve been using the standard color scheme red-blue Mitsubishi for notating Power Point slide sheets in lecture, and it’s a great study tool!
I do find myself wishing that it was a hexagonal barrel (less rolling off the desk) and a harder lead akin to a Verifine, but it’s still great.
There is also a red and blue pencil from Tombow that is (was?) made from scrap wood but I can’t find it at their website. – However, this page at the Tombow Japan website has some information (albeit in Japanese) about their recycled colour pencils and the “Finger Joint” technology that is used for production.
Gunther, thanks for sharing this.
Anyone hav the idea where can buy this pencil?