The Geography of Pencil History: Japan

Written By Caroline Weaver - April 20 2018

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Joe
December 31 2019

I’m curious where these companies source their graphite (from what mine?) and if their top clutch pencil and/or mechanical pencil lead is the same as the lead found in their premium wood pencils.

Scott
April 15 2019

Informative article! Question: how do we know when a Japanese pencil isn’t a Japanese pencil? I’ve heard that some are outsourced to places like Viet Nam for manufacture. Are most Japanese pencils made IN Japan?

Thanks!

Scott

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