Pencil Bundle: Ultimate Gift Set

$27.00

These are some of the most interesting pencils on offer, with a selection of hard and soft pencils from Europe, Japan & America. The perfect gift for someone who can be a little tricky to buy for.

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 602 - Single
The Blackwing 602 is the original Blackwing dating back to 1934.  Featuring a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed”. Blackwing 602 pencils feature a gunmetal grey finish and iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a pink 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 Test Scoring 580
The 'Original' Test Scoring pencil features a soft black reflective graphite that was originally designed for "Scantron" testing. Test Scoring pencils are very popular with avid crossword puzzle enthusiasts because of the dark line they make.  The highly popular IBM Electrographic pencil was originally made by General, so if you've always wanted to try the IBM then this is the pencil could be considered comparable. 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 Hi-Uni HB
The Hi-Uni represents the top-of-the-line graphite pencil created by the Mitsubishi Pencil Company. These pencils are impeccably designed, down to the smallest details including the gold band and small yellow mark on the end of each pencil.  The full range of Hi-Uni pencils come in 22 grades (10B to 10H).  These pencils are a dream to write and draw with, and are considered premium artist quality pencils. The full set of 22 Hi-Uni pencils can be purchased here. 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. writing sample

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1 × Musgrave Tennessee Red - Single
Buyer's Note: Because of the nature of the wood, some cores may be slightly off-center. We recommend sharpening with the Dahle 133 hand crank sharpener, or an electric sharpener.  A normal hand sharpener such as the NJK Long Point will also do the job. This delicious-smelling pencil made from Tennessee Red Cedar is sure to be your new favourite. Its simple matte clear coat showcases the gorgeous cedar, and a bright red foil highlights the Tennessee Red imprint. The 3-star circle emblem comes from the Tennessee flag, celebrating Musgrave's home state.  It comes with a quality HB core that provides a perfect mix of soft and hard that is perfect for even the most astute pencil lovers. Founded in 1916, Musgrave is one of the last remaining pencil manufacturers in the USA. More information about their brand can be found here. Made in the USA. writing sample

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1 × Tombow Mono 100 F
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 and comes in a range of 17 degrees of hardness from 6B to 9H. 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. writing sample

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