Pencil Shop

From midcentury cedar classics to the latest mechanical pencils.

For those who love to write or draw, only a full dozen will do. Try one of these boxes to keep your desk stocked:

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For precise drawing and drafting, mechanical pencils are an excellent choice. For sketching, we like to use lead holders with extra thick leads. We carry 2 mm, 3.2 mm, and 5.6 mm lead holders, so you can choose how bold you want to be.

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Leaders in Japanese pencils since 1887. Makers of the world's best pencil since 1966.


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KH-20 Desktop Pencil Sharpener
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (15 items)

BRAND: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

Efficient and durable, with a glossy, modern look, the KH-20 Desktop Pencil Sharpener from Mitsubishi Pencil is a superb choice for anyone who loves to use pencils. The KH-20 is full-sized, like the crank sharpeners we used in grade school,...

$32.95
Sketch Up Pencil, Raw Brass
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (3 items)

BRAND: Kaweco

Kaweco Sketch Up is a big, bold clutch pencil that takes an extra-large 5.6 mm lead. (For comparison, a standard artist pencil has a 2 mm lead.) As the name suggests, it's ideal for loose sketches with broad lines and...

$38.00$34.95
Uni 552 Mechanical Pencil
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (10 items)

BRAND: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

The classic Uni 552 Mechanical Pencil is a lightweight, full-featured tool for drawing, drafting, and writing. Featuring a knurled metal grip that keeps the pencil's center of gravity low and a sturdy metal clip, the Uni 552 feels solid and...

$7.95
MONO Calligraphy Pencil, 6B, Single
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BRAND: Tombow

Tombow's MONO KM-KKS Calligraphy Pencil is so soft and dark that Japanese students can use it to practice their lettering. The extra-wide 6B lead sharpens to a fine, strong point, so you can seamlessly transition between thick and thin marks....

$1.85
Polycolor Colored Pencils, Set of 36
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (7 items)

BRAND: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

Available to U.S. artists exclusively at St. Louis Art Supply, Mitsubishi Polycolor oil-based colored pencils are a vibrant and affordable option that outperforms similarly priced colored pencils from better-known brands. Mitsubishi Pencil has been the world leader in quality graphite...

$44.95
Rapidomatic Drafting Pencil
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (10 items)

BRAND: Koh-I-Noor

Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic is a classic design, popular for many years among commercial artists and architects, packed with pro features and built to last. Sadly, for a while, it seemed that this excellent pencil was a casualty of the decline of...

$16.20$12.95
Aluminum Pencil Caps, Set of 4
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (117 items)

BRAND: Kutsuwa

This set of four metal pencil caps protects your points and your pockets. Fits all kinds of pencils thanks to the simple, slightly flexible construction. Infinitely reusable, for a very low price. Pencil not included.

$2.29
MONO Calligraphy Pencil, 6B, Box of 12
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BRAND: Tombow

Tombow's MONO KM-KKS Calligraphy Pencil is so soft and dark that Japanese students can use it to practice their lettering. The extra-wide 6B lead sharpens to a fine, strong point, so you can seamlessly transition between thick and thin marks....

$17.95
Mitsubishi 9800VB Pencil, HB, Set of 12
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BRAND: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

Mitsubishi has offered the 9800 office pencil for almost 80 years, with very few changes to the design since its introduction in 1946. So we jumped at the chance to carry this surprising and thoroughly contemporary update, which boasts a...

$11.95
Ecologic Wooden Clutch Pencil
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (17 items)

BRAND: Cretacolor

This sturdy, comfortable clutch pencil from Austria is essential equipment for those who make bold, loose sketches in dry media. Capable of accepting any 5.6 mm lead, including any brand of graphite, charcoal, or colored pencil in this standard width,...

$19.99$14.95
Assorted Artist's Leads, 5.6 mm, Box of 6
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AVAILABILITY: In stock (11 items)

BRAND: Cretacolor

Turn any 5.6 mm lead holder into a complete sketching set with this box of smooth, highly pigmented artist's leads. The six colors in this set are classics for landscape and figure drawing, all ubiquitous in studios and art schools...

$13.69$9.95
Hi-Uni Pencil, Sketching Set
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BRAND: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

My This set of 12 Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils includes all the essential grades for sketching in a durable plastic case with a transparent hinged lid and a textured surface. Each Sketching Set includes one 2H (hard), three HB (medium), one...

$33.00$25.95
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