Brand: Krasin Pencil Factory
Made in: Russia
Finding Soviet pencils pre-WWII can prove to be rather difficult. As with all Russian pencils, the date on this pencil is represented by the 45 = 1945. I am going to label this one as a WWII era Soviet pencil, but of course it would be hard to say exactly if it was made before September 2, 1945....if so, it's a survivor.
Founded in 1926, Krasin Pencil Factory is the oldest Russian manufacturer of writing instruments still in operation today. The Moscow-based company announced in 2015 that it would be building a large new pencil plant, to be running at full capacity by 2022. Many of Krasin’s pencils are marked with a number indicating the year they were produced (ie. 56 is 1956). More information at their website, here.