Brand: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Very rare black RL version of the rare in and of itself uni Gold. Middle pencil shows reverse with JIS symbol. The bottom pencil shows a third side of the pencil with Japanese characters “Chosen by the Society for Penmanship Education in Wakayama Prefecture” – it appears these were specially made for this Society.
Founded in 1887 and formerly known as Masaki Yomato, Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd. is best-known today for its “uni” brand of quality writing instruments sold worldwide. Curiously, this Tokyo-based business is unrelated to Mitsubishi Motors and other brands within the Mitsubishi Group. Same name, same logo, completely different company.