Dating back to 1946 (check out the fantastically retro box design!), the 9800 was Mitsubishi's FIRST hit pencil. No frills, affordable and made for "general writing," it's a perfect choice for the utilitarian who appreciates a historically important writing tool. These come in several grades, which run true to scale.
Mitsubishi Pencil Company (which is unrelated to Mitsubishi, the conglomerate), was founded in Tokyo in 1887 as the first Japanese pencil manufacturer. Though they’re still known for their quality pencils, Mitsubishi also makes a full range of highly innovative pens under the brand Uni, which stands for “Unique”.
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