2009년 5월 22일 금요일

Mitsubishi Hi-Uni

Today's review item is Hi-Uni, made by a famous Japanese pencil manufacturer,

 

Mitsu-bishi.

 

I confess that I had thought that the pencil maker Mitsu-bishi is a subsidiary company of Mitsubishi conglomerate, who makes automobiles, airplanes and AEGIS destroyer.

Though these two use same brand logo, there's no relationship between them.

That's why the pencil maker represents its name as 'Mitsu-bishi'.

It is said that 'Mitsu-bishi' has been used after WW2 to distinguish the pencil maker from a war criminal company Mitsubishi.

 

 

Mitsu-bish Hi-Uni.

 

Uni is the brand of Mitsu-bishi for professional.

Uni star, Uni and Hi-Uni constitute the Uni brand.

Today's review item is the flagship model of Uni brand and whole Mitsu-bishi pencil.

 

It's quite tough to obtain this pencil in Korea. I could get this from an online store, which delivers Japanese stationery items to Korea.

 

 

The case of Hi-Uni is a bit different from the cases of German and U.S. pencils - or from the other Mitsubish pencils.

 

It's very special, deserved for the flagship model.

 

A paper case covers the plastic case to prevent scratches.

 

 

That transparent lid can be open only until it is perpendicular to the black colored case, and it's pretty uncomfortable. The privilege of flagship ends here.

 

 

Maybe it's a little bit hard to recognize, but there's a plastic partition for preventing scratch by rubbing.

 

 

 

The lead is very smooth as other Japanese high-end pencils.

 

You can feel very minute particles when you write with Hi-Uni.

 

But it holds its sharp point for a short time. I think grade F or H is suitable for general writing. The HB lead is more dark than expected, but little smudge is made when you rub it.

 

 

Test writing, on a Moleskine.

 

 

 

 

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