As mentioned last week, futural kindly sent pencil talk some other pencils in addition to the Mongols. Let’s take a look!
First, we have what appear to be more Mongols – except – the top pencil uses slightly different fonts than the Eberhard Faber Colombia Mongols, and is sold in unmarked packaging. Is it a fake? The second is imprinted “Made in Phil.” – a Philippines (Amspec presumably) Mongol that crossed the Pacific to Colombia.
The Mongol style is widely emulated in Colombia. Take a look at these pencils:
The Pointer (from China) is marked “Woodclinched” just like an Eberhard Faber pencil:
And the GEMA Chequeo red pencil, sporting a Mongol style ferrule. Here it is seen with a red Papermate Colombia Colorchek. (The Colorchek came to me via Argentina, thanks to blog reader dasmarians.)
Newell Rubbermaid also has a presence. The “Made in Columbia” PaperMate Mirado:
Unfortunately, yet another closed pencil plant. The ones marked “Colombia” are presumably older stock.
A familiar name, Eagle:
A Chinese manufactured Zeppelin whose ferrule is made to resemble a Venus Velvet:
Kores – a new name to me, yet a search reveals it to be an Austrian firm dating from 1887! This pencil was manufactured in Mexico.
Finally, a well known name, though not necessarily for woodcase pencils:
My sincere thanks to futural for kindly sending a number of really interesting pencils this way. So far, I’ve sharpened a Mirado, and am appreciating it very much.