This is a pencil made in a old press factory located in Japan. This product consists of two parts, the brass made holder and the actual pencil with a iron cup. When this is not used, the pencil fits inside the holder, transforming into a compact “carry around” size. At first, the brass releases a golden color, but through its use, the surface starts to oxidize and the color becomes pro-found. The part of easer can also be removed for a clip-free pen if you prefer. You can put it on TRAVELER’S notebook Pen Holder. or just put in your pocket. This portability makes the item serve as a great partner for a traveler. The pencil and eraser refills are now available as a set, so you can use our pencil for a long time and enjoy how the texture of brass ages with use. We also offer a shorter pencil set for those who prefer a generic thickness when writing.