My Collection – Photos and Commentary


Maroon is popular color for high-quality pencils from Japanese and Korean (Dong-A) companies —

Look how similar the Eye Ball Hi-new is to the Mitsu-Bishi Hi-uni.  Yes, Eye Ball is the name of a Japanese pencil company, also known as Janome.


3 responses

  1. Good information because I have Janome pencils…

    May 13, 2012 at 12:48 am

  2. john

    Ah yes!… But if you were actually “Marooned” on the proverbial desert island with a blank journal, a means of sharpening and the choice of only 4 (different) woodclinched pencils (that are currently in production), which ones would they be?

    May 21, 2012 at 4:27 am

    • An interesting scenario. Anyone? I think maybe the problem is that most of the pencil-using experts are subscribed to this blog and don’t visit until there is a new post. As for me, I would prefer to have a mechanical pencil and a supply of different leads. The thought of sharpening a nice wooden pencil makes me cringe a little bit. And don’t you mean “woodcased,” instead of “woodclinched”? The latter limits us to Faber pencils.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:17 am

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