The Tombow Mono 100 pencil came to be in 1967 when it debuted as the brand's new, highest quality pencil in its popular Mono product line. It was designed by famed Japanese designer Takashi Kono with its signature white stripe over the end, untarnished gold accents and shiny lacquer. All of that aside, what makes it especially unique is its smoothness -- it contains a whopping 10 billion particles per cubic millimeter in its graphite core.
Though originally made for drawing, we love this pencil as an extra-premium option for writing as well. They run a little bit soft but have excellent point retention.
Note: The Mono 100 in F is a staff favorite in our shop! It's a unicorn of a pencil. Dark and smooth, but so sharp and smudge-free!
Steeped in history and fiercely dedicated to innovation, Tombow is one of Japan’s leading writing instrument makers. They got their start in 1913 as a pencil manufacturer and adopted their current brand name, which means “dragonfly” in Japanese, in the 1920s. In addition to pencils, they’ve become known for their Mono erasers, which just might be the most recognizable plastic eraser in the world.
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