General Writing 9000 Pencil - HB


$ 1.00 

  • General Writing 9000 Pencil - HB
  • General Writing 9000 HB pencil
  • General Writing 9000 HB pencil swatch

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This pencil is understated and totally underrated. As Mitsu-bishi's standard writing pencil (officially designated for 'General Writing'), this green beauty has terrific point retention and a well finished end. 

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 inclusion of the designations is still included in most pencil designs. 


Made in Japan 

Grace: #2/HB, runs a tiny bit soft

Measures 7" long

Sold individually

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.