Mitsubishi’s best-selling highest-level wooden pencil line with an incredible selection of 12 pencils. The luxurious pencils write in rich, dark, and even lines. Beautiful to write with as well as look at, these wooden pencils will be a marvelous addition to your art tool collection.
Introduced in 1966 and originally designed by Yoshia Akioka, the Mitsubishi Hi-Uni is the crown jewel of the Mitsubishi pencil product line. The design details are impeccable and incredibly detailed with no part of the pencil overlooked. The core is made of graphite so finely milled even the harder pencils feel smooth.
A greater percentage of clay results in a harder pencil lead, and lead is graded by hardness. Pencils graded H, F, HB and B are of average hardness. Pencils ranging from 2B to 10B are softer and are used for sketching, while 2H to 10H pencils are harder than average. A common American #2 pencil is equivalent to an HB pencil.
These are the lead grades from hardest to softest:
10H | 9H | 8H | 7H | 6H | 5H | 4H | 3H | 2H | H | F | HB | B | 2B | 3B | 4B | 5B | 6B | 7B | 8B | 9B | 10B.
The harder the pencil the lighter the mark, and the softer B-grade leads tend to create darker colors and smear easily.