Pencil Bundle: 6-Piece Starter Set

$23.00

This bundle is a great place to start to delve into the world of pencils. We’ve put together 2 European, 2 Japanese and 2 American branded pencils, all of which are very high quality (and some personal favourites). This set will introduce you to the differences in darkness and quality of graphite across regions and brands. Which one will be your favourite?

Please note the contents of pencil bundles may change from time to time depending on stock availability.  The images and product listing will detail the current contents of the bundle.

Photos are often taken of multiple pencils, however all pencils are sold individually unless specifically stated otherwise.

1 × Blackwing Pearl - Single
The Blackwing Pearl features a pearl white finish, gold imprint, and a balanced and smooth graphite core. Every Blackwing Pearl pencil features the iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a white eraser.  Note that Blackwing pencils are longer than most pencils, at around 20cm. Click here to learn about the Blackwing brand and the differences between each variety. Blackwing is an American brand under Palomino.  The pencils are made with Japanese graphite and Californian cedar.

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1 × Caran d'Ache Swiss Wood
This is one beautifully designed pencil, and is sure to make it into your favourites.  The Swiss Wood is made of dark beech wood from the Swiss Jura forest and has a scent some describe as nutmeg, others chocolate or brown sugar.  It's heavier and slightly larger in diameter than regular pencils which gives it a nice weight in the hand. Note: Due to this pencils slightly larger diameter, it will not fit in some regular sharpeners. It will not fit in the Kum Single Hole Longpoint, however it will fit in the Kum Glass Bottle Sharpener. This pencil has some inconsistencies in the graphite used.  Some batch numbers feature a darker line, others lighter.  There are also small differences in the smoothness of the graphite between batch numbers.  We have included an image of the batch number available for sale. Established in Geneva in 1915, Caran d’Ache is a privately owned family company, making pencils to the high Swiss standard. Considered somewhat of a luxury brand, they are known for creating the first water-soluble pencils and inventing the clutch pencil. Made in Switzerland. writing sample

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1 × General's Cedar Point #2 HB
Premium and highly popular pencils with a natural Incense Cedar finish, black imprint and black ferrule. These have a smooth dark graphite suitable for any purpose. The General Pencil Company has been in operation since 1889 and has remained family owned and operated across six generations.  Currently it is one of the last pencil factories in the USA, operating in New Jersey. You can see inside the General Pencil factory here. Made in the USA. writing sample

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1 × Mitsubishi 9850 HB
A 'smooth writing pencil for office use' this a great all-rounder.  Historically Japanese pencils included their intended purpose on their label to standardise various qualities of pencil, and many of these labels remain.  This pencil is a personal favourite due to it's beautiful design, dark line, and smooth writing experience. 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.

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1 × Tombow Mono 100 2B
The high-end 'MONO100' was released to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Tombow in 1967. Named 'MONO100' as the fineness of the core particles was increased to 10 billion particles per cubic millimetre. It is the highest-quality of all Tombow pencils. The high-density structure of the graphite lead allows smooth drawing and dark lines on the paper.  The gold engraved letters and ring cap stand out against the smooth and glossy jet black body. These are truly beautiful pencils to look at and to use. Tombow Pencil Co. was founded in 1913 in Japan. Tombow means ‘dragonfly’ in Japanese, as featured on their logo. Tombow no longer manufacture most lines of their pencil products in Japan, however maintain a very high level of quality. Made in Vietnam. sample writing

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1 × Viking 400 Skjoldungen Office HB
The Skjoldungen is the classic Danish office pencil in HB.  The office pencil comes in a beautiful deep red, writes with a dark line and has great point retention. Established in Denmark in 1914, Viking was originally a matchstick company. After changing hands in 2010, this small company has experienced a re-birth as a producer of quality stationery products. To Viking, the purpose of life is to find the courage to express oneself. Made in Denmark.

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