Brand: Tombow Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Rare Japanese WWII production pencil, circa 1942-1945. The Japanese government forbid the use of the American-used alphabet during this time. Imagine how many of these were destroyed during the conflict!
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.”