Brand: Colleen P.Co., LTD.
Colleen's highest grade pencil. Here we have examples of the original Japanese-made Colleen Hi pierce F (top two pencils) and Thailand-made Hi pierce F (bottom). The JIS (Japanese International Standard) mark only appears on the older, original Colleen models.
NOTE: The top two images are front and back of the original......the original Hi Pierce is available to purchase here.
Founded in 1916, Colleen liquidated its assets in 1997. At one time it was considered one of the big three Japanese pencil manufacturers. Interesting to note that in 1982 Colleen flipped its triangular-shaped logo from right to left, and also changed its logotype to a round gothic font.