Had these for some time so I though I would run them past you again. Japanese made Newman pencils are well made with nice designs. They do resemble Pilots, Pentels and Tombows. The long Newman pencil is my favorite and some of their pencils do have a very interesting long slanted point that you don't see with other brands. I believe they were making pencils from the 60s to the 90s. Add them all to your collection.