Mitsubishi 4563 Pencil Review

Mitsubishi 4563 Pencil Review

I can't tell you much about the 4563 that you can't glean from the pictures in this post. The box is all in Japanese, and I can't find any info about it online. But that's ok! The only thing you really want to know is if this pencil performs well and is worth the money, right? Let's dig in.

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In Pictures: Tombow Mono Zero Stick Eraser

Available from Amazon, $5.99.

Daiso Golden Sword Pencil Review

Daiso Golden Sword Pencil Review

These Golden Sword pencils come from Daiso, a chain of Japanese stores that are almost like dollar stores, but with better stuff. They have about 60 stores in the US, spread between California, Washington, and Texas. While anyone in these cities can stumble upon these pencils, the majority of us are at the mercy of a friend or purchase mule to help us out. Japanese pencils are great and in my humble opinion, the best in the world. But the question I asked myself while reviewing these pencils is "Are these pencils good because they're GOOD or because they weren't easy to get?”

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Tombow Mono Mark Sheet vs Mitsubishi Mark Sheet

Tombow Mono Mark Sheet vs Mitsubishi Mark Sheet

I'm assuming these are both made in Japan, however, Tombow is making some of their pencils in Vietnam now, so depending on the age of my review unit, it could be either way. From all accounts I've read, the quality of the Vietnam-made Tombow pencils have not suffered, so I'm thinking it matters not.

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Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Japanese pencil company Kirin is a manufacturer of a lot of specialty pencils, particularly colored pencils and small batch novelty pencils. According to their website, they also make bespoke pencils in small numbers as gifts. One of their lines, the Woody Pal, has a few different pencils in it, colored pencils, rainbow pencils, and thick triangular graphite pencils, just to name a few things.

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Mitsubishi 9800 Pencil Review

Mitsubishi 9800 Pencil Review

To me, there are few things finer in the stationery world than a well-made Japanese pencil. I don't talk about them too awful much on the blog, what with all the fun Indian pencils and mass amounts of notebooks that are piling up in my review stash. But I would say that not a day goes by that I don't use at least one pencil of Japanese origin.

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