About This Product
A Japanese classic since 1946, the Mitsubishi 9800 B is an unusually nice pencil for writing or drawing. The B grade is one step softer than standard HB, for smoother and darker lines. Mitsubishi 9800 B retains its point very well for its grade, but requires more sharpening than the HB. The green lacquer finish is smooth and pleasant to hold, and the gold foil stamp makes this humble object a little more eye-catching.
One unsharpened pencil. Also sold in boxes of 12.
Made in Japan.
About Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.:
Founded in the 19th century in Tokyo, Mitsubishi Pencil has been one of the world's leading pen and pencil manufacturers for generations. Well-known around the world for their Uni brand of pens and pencils, Mitsubishi continues to innovate and release new products, like POSCA paint markers and an ever-expanding lineup of writing pens.
Fun fact: "Mitsubishi" means "three diamonds," and the name and three-diamond mark of Mitsubishi Pencil predates the better-known Mitsubishi Group by ten years. Despite sharing the same name and symbol, Mitsubishi Pencil is not related to any of the numerous other Mitsubishi companies in Japan.