Uni Penmanship Writing Pencil - Hexagonal Body


The Uni Penmanship Writing Pencil, also called “Kohitsu Shosha” is a pencil used to practice traditional calligraphy character writing. The pencil features an extra wide graphite core for a greater amount of tip thickness variation. If you adjust the pressure and angle you write with, this pencil can mimic the strokes of a traditional calligraphy brush used to write Kanji or Chinese characters. The core has been soaked in oil, which according to Mitsubishi, helps the pencil write 10% smoother than a standard graphite pencil. The combination of soft graphite and a wide, hi-density core results in a pencil that can write ultra dark without pressing hard and breaking the pencil lead. Use this pencil to practice your own calligraphy penmanship or as a smooth, sturdy pencil for drawing and sketching.

Calligraphy pencils are commonly used in East Asia to help young children practice their penmanship. The hexagonal shape also makes this pencil easy to hold, especially for small hands.

  • Available in 4B and 6B 
  • 0.16 in (4 mm) diameter core  
  • Standard hexagon shape body