Made in: Japan
The KUM Premium HB is a very unique item representing development of Palominos only ever pencil co-brand marketing effort using the Palomino brand. The silver lacquer version was never sold commercially. Final product was made in gold and a one-time production run of 20,000 pencils.
Palomino Brands is a division of California Cedar Products Company, which produces CalCedar® and other types of wood slats for pencil manufacturers around the world. California Republic Stationer pencils were first produced beginning in 2003, and in 2012 the company began a transition to Palomino Brands for all new production.