Master Writing 9852EW Pencil - HB
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A naturally finished version of Mitsu-bishi's finest eraser clad pencil, this pencil's design features are especially unique with its black eraser, purple ferrule and green text.
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 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.