About Pentel


Founded in 1946 in Tokyo, Japan, Pentel was originally called Japan Stationery Limited and produced crayons & pastels. In 1960, the company launched the Pentel Pencil, the world’s first mechanical pencil with a push button for advancing the lead.

In 1963 they launched the first felt tip pen, the iconic 'Sign Pen' we still use and love today. Have you ever heard the urban legend of NASA spending millions on developing a pen that would write in outer space, where the Russians just used a pencil?
Well; Pentel's Sign Pen became the official writing instrument of NASA.

With much of today’s writing instrument technology coming from their research and development, Pentel is truely one of the great innovators in the game and we are happy to stock a selection of personal favorites here at Misc Store.

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Misc Store supports
climate change solutions
& plants a tree for every order

Importing from countries as far as Japan & shipping worldwide has more of an impact than we would like.
That is why we plant a tree for every order + we plant an additional 2 trees each day.

Furthermore, we offset the individual carbon footprint of our staff, including travel per individual under 8,000 km by car or 2 short-haul return flights annually, by funding climate change solutions through Ecologi.

Investing in projects focused on carbon avoidance is not the same as simply buying carbon offset certificates, that is why we have chosen to work with Ecologi.

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Climate projects supported by Misc Store

Using waste biomass to produce electricity in Chile

Small scale onshore wind in India

Protecting lowland peat forest in Indonesia

Producing electricity from solar energy in Vietnam

Protecting and restoring forests in Papua New Guinea

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