Tombow VP 7:3 Vermillion-Prussian Blue Bicolour Pencil [box of 12 pencils]

By Tombow
$12.00 $13.00

The Tombow VP bicolour pencil features Vermilion red lead on one end and Prussian blue on the other, both with a rich colour pigmentation. The red end of the pencil is longer than the blue end with a ration of 7:3. This pencil, known as the 'editor's best friend' and is sold in a pack of 12 pencils. 

Bicolour pencils were once the mainstay of editors, journalists, lawyers and accountants but they're less popular today thanks to the widespread adoption of digital editing. They do remain of use and interest both to pencil collectors and those who do a lot of writing and editing, as well as being useful for journalling. 

Bicolour pencils are still a pretty useful and interesting item of stationery to own and keep on ones desk and have found new use in bullet journalling, and a younger generation who are discovering the blue-red pencil method. Lawyers may know that the 'Blue Pencil Test' (whereby the enforceable parts of a contract may be severed from the unenforceable parts and so remain valid) takes its name from the custom of using edited written copy with a blue pencil.

  • Smooth and comfortable for writing and drawing
  • Unsharpened
  • Double-tipped Pigmented Vermilion / Prussian Blue pencil
  • The red to blue ratio is 7:3
  • Round barrel
  • 12 pencils per box
  • Made in Japan

The Tombow VP bicolour pencil features Vermilion red lead on one end and Prussian blue on the other, both with a rich colour pigmentation. The red end of the pencil is longer than the blue end with a ration of 7:3. This pencil, known as the 'editor's best friend' and is sold in a pack of 12 pencils. 

Bicolour pencils were once the mainstay of editors, journalists, lawyers and accountants but they're less popular today thanks to the widespread adoption of digital editing. They do remain of use and interest both to pencil collectors and those who do a lot of writing and editing, as well as being useful for journalling. 

Bicolour pencils are still a pretty useful and interesting item of stationery to own and keep on ones desk and have found new use in bullet journalling, and a younger generation who are discovering the blue-red pencil method. Lawyers may know that the 'Blue Pencil Test' (whereby the enforceable parts of a contract may be severed from the unenforceable parts and so remain valid) takes its name from the custom of using edited written copy with a blue pencil.

  • Smooth and comfortable for writing and drawing
  • Unsharpened
  • Double-tipped Pigmented Vermilion / Prussian Blue pencil
  • The red to blue ratio is 7:3
  • Round barrel
  • 12 pencils per box
  • Made in Japan
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