Originating in the rural US Midwest, the classic bullet pencil is reinterpreted by Japanese stationer Midori.
This particular item is part of a larger series of brass products meant to be accessories to the highly popular “Traveler’s Notebook”.
The sample shown is almost brand new, yet already shows signs of tarnishing or brassing. There are painted versions (brown and white) that should be more resilient.
The included cedar pencil is beautiful and first rate – one wonders if a full size version could be made available.
The brass is what makes this product really different. It has a truly metallic look, feel, and aroma. While some may love it, this finish will definitely be a matter of personal preference.
Pencil and eraser refills are available. The pencil branding is hidden once inserted into the holder:
It might just be the perfect thing for someone on the go who wants a very sturdy yet inexpensive pencil holder.
I think Midori have created a very interesting interpretation of a classic.