Master Writing 9852 Pencil - HB
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Made by Mitsubishi with American eraser-attaching equipment, this is Japan's answer to our classic yellow #2 eraser. The ferrule is an odd purple-ish hue and the spongey light pink eraser works like a dream.
In the first half of the 20th century, Japanese pencils were labeled with their intended use because of regulations set to monitor the prices pencils were being sold for. Pencils designated for certain uses were meant to have certain characteristics and qualities that were consistent with other brands and reflected in their price. Though this isn't used anymore, the designations are still included in most pencil designs.
Made in Japan
Grace: #2/HB, runs a tiny bit soft
Measures 7 1/2" long
Hexagonal barrel, normal diameter
We measure the characteristics of the pencils we sell against a General's Semi-Hex #2, which is the pencil we consider to be a good quality pencil of true HB/#2 hardness, similar to that of most American #2 pencils. The swatch in this product listing reflects that.