Let’s continue celebrating the new year by looking at a rare and special pencil.
Sold individually with a cloth pouch and leather strap closure, it is meant to be a masterpiece of pencil production.
The pencil is a Mitsubishi Hi-Uni HB, finished with a traditional Japanese lacquering process. I am not privy to the technical details.
The pencil was produced in black, navy blue, and brown finishes, with thirty pencils produced in each colour. There are no markings or text on the pencil. The only accent is a section of woodgrain near the cap.
The pencil in the photo is the navy blue version, the only colour I was able to purchase.
The charms are on the subtle side, and the design is very restrained and simple.