Brand: Tombow Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Older JIS mark on this classic Mono 100 with a dark, smooth 5B core. The gold-on-black imprint looks striking, and I really love how the white line wraps over its rounded cap. Sweet Japanese drawing pencil!
Comes with a free sticker while supplies last. Click the “Sticker” tag below to see more vintage pencils with matching stickers.
This Japanese company was founded in 1913 and is still manufacturing fine writing instruments nearly 110 years later.
According to their website, “Tombow (tonbo) means “dragonfly” in Japanese and was often referred to as akizu/akitsu in ancient times. Since Japan was called Akitsu shima (dragonfly island in English) in the past, the name of the company also represents our desire to represent Japan's stationery industry.”