Brand: Chikyu Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Another very cool set of 4 drawing pencils, this time from Chikyu (Globe). Includes the JIS symbol, dating this pencil to pre-2008. (Read more on the BNP blog.) NOTE: Complete boxed set of 4 is for sale here.
Japanese Pencil Co. began in 1918, then in 1947 became known as Chikyu Enpitsu (which is translated into English as “Globe Pencil”) after a merger with five other pencil manufacturers. Then in 1991 the name was changed again to Chikyu Pencil Co.