Brand: Tombow Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Vintage 2558 on top compared to the current model produced by Tombow today. Notice the new logo, plus has the typical barcode on the reverse. NOTE: The older top model is available for purchase here.
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.”