TOKYO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. has launched a new mechanical pencil known as the Hayakawa Type Model.
In 1915, Tokuji Hayakawa, who established Sharp Corporation, started making the first mechanical pencil in Japan. Then he made 15 mechanical pencil models only. One of the models is EVER READY SHARP PENCIL, from which Sharp took its company name. That is why a mechanical pencil is called a Sharp pencil in Japan. As you know, Sharp is one of the leading electronics manufacturers in the world now.
Platinum Pen has released the reproduced version of the EVER READY SHARP PENCIL for limited sale. The mechanical pencil has patterns engraved on its body, making users feel good old Japanese culture and representing a novel design even today.
In a related move, Platinum Pen released on Jan. 15, 2010, a ballpoint pen which has the same design as the reproduced mechanical pencil.
Mechanical pencil Hayakawa Type Model M-10000B
Price: 10,000 Japanese yen
Body: Brass body with silver coating
Lead: 0.5 mm
Size: 135.5 mm (full length)×12.4 (max diameter)
Weight: 22.3 grams
Limited sales: 10,000 pcs (a combined total of mechanical pencil and ballpoint pen)
About Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.
President: Toshiya Nakata
Address: 2-5-10 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8622, Japan
Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.
HayakawaType M-10000B: http://www.platinum-pen.co.jp/products/sharp/esharp1.html
SOURCE Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.