Mitsubishi 9800EW HB
The ‘matured’ 9800EW for ‘General Writing’ is smooth to write with and has great point retention. This ‘EW’ version uses recycled wood and is a beautiful natural pencil with green imprint, whereas the regular 9800 is green with gold imprint. Historically Japanese pencils included their intended purpose on their label to standardise various qualities of pencil, and many of these labels remain.
Unrelated to the car company, Mitsubishi Pencil Company was founded in Japan in 1887 and is considered one of the leading manufacturers of pencils still operating in Japan. Today they are also well known for their Uni-ball brand of products.
Made in Japan.