Brand: Tombow Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Let's not confuse this with the typical Mono. I am almost certain these pre-date them and was most likely the original name given to the range of pencils...clearly the famed Mono 100 was the higher grade. Want one that actually says Mono 50?
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.”