Tennessee Red Pencil - #2
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Once upon a time, American-made pencils were primarily made out of Tennessee red cedar, which is a darker, streaky-er, more fragrant type of cedar. Towards the middle of the 20th century, pencil companies began phasing it out as California incense cedar was found to be easier to work with, and much more plentiful.
Musgrave, a pencil company founded in Shelbyville, Tennesee in 1916 has brought back the Tennessee Red Cedar pencil with this stunning new pencil! The design pays homage to native wood and features a clear-coated finish to highlight the wood grain.
If you're interesting in learning more about this special specimen, follow this link to Musgrave's blog.
*Note: these pencils are sold individually, but if you prefer to receive them in the original packaging, please purchase a full dozen.
Made in the USA
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.