This pencil is made in Tokyo by the Travelers Company. The barrel of the pencil itself is a traditional wooden pencil, which sits in a brass cap with a handy pocket clip. When capped the pencil is 9.5 cm. Once the pencil is in use (with the cap becoming the barrel) it measures 13.5cm The pencils are replaceable and there is a replacable eraser on the end of the brass cap. The brass cap will develop a natural patina with continued use, or can be polished to retain it's shine.