Platinum Pen has released a special edition reproduction of Japan’s first mechanical pencil. The lead is inserted from the tip of the pencil, which features a twist-feed mechanism. Manually produced, only several thousand units will be sold. The product will target the older generation with the retro design of the original version as well as trend-spotting consumers in their 20s and 30s.
Named the “Hayakawa Twist Feed Pencil,” the casing uses silver-plated brass with hand-engraved designs. Lead diameter is 0.5mm. Suggested retail price: 15,000 yen.© Japan Today