Goldfish Blue Bird 8000 #2 1/2 Pencil
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The Goldfish Blue Bird is a snazzy version of its classic predecessor: the Goldfish Autocrat. It writes like a solid standard #2 pencil and for the price, it can't be beat.
The Goldfish Autocrat comes from Shahsons, Pakistan’s first pencil factory, founded in 1952. Originally sandalwood scented, this has always been the company’s flagship pencil. Though they’re no longer fragranced, the Goldfish is so famous that asking for a “scented pencil” at any stationery store in Pakistan will still result in one of these brown and gold HBs. And the name? It’s proof that not all pencil mistakes are worth erasing: the pencil was supposed to be called “Goldfish Aristocrat,” but was mistakenly printed “Autocrat.”
Made in Pakistan
Grade: a true #2/HB
Measures 7" 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.