Brand: Tombow Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Another Special Edition of the typically black Tombow Mono....ooooh silver! I originally got these in a package marked Mono 50, but the pencils themselves just say Mono. Includes the old JIS symbol, dating this to pre-2008. (Learn more on the BNP blog.)
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.”