Ok, here is one mystery solved. If this pencil was found by itself it would be speculated upon which manufacturer was responsible for it. Well, it just so happens that I received them in an actual package with a manufacturers mark on it. The pencil itself is unmarked....why, well I suppose we will never know. Drum roll please.....It's a Mallard. Want one? NOTE: The bottom model with the oval 2 is available for purchase here.