Brand: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
I’ve placed this one in “likely vintage” as I really don’t know how old it is. The pre-2005 JIS mark assures us it was not made anytime in the last 15+ years. The extra kanji or Japanese writing gives it a nice look.
Fun fact: when sharpening this pencil you’ll discover that during the manufacturing process the entire body was first painted red, then half was painted blue.
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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.