|Global Product Type||Pencils-Woodcase|
|Barrel Color(s)||Available in: Black or Yellow|
|Lead Degree (Hardness)||Available in: 2H, B, F or HB|
|Artist Quality/School Grade||School Grade|
|Suggested Use||Available in: General Use, Golf, Libraries, Restaurants or Surveys|
|Lead Hardness (Number)||Available in: #1, #2, #2 1/2, #3 or #4|
|Packaging||Available in: Shrink Wrapped Box or Single|
|Compliance Standards||PMA Certified Nontoxic|
|Pre-Consumer Recycled Content Percent||0%|
|Post-Consumer Recycled Content Percent||0%|
|Total Recycled Content Percent||0%|
|Special Features||Available in: Golf Pencil or Value Pack|
Ticonderoga® Woodcase Pencils DIX13882 are not pre-sharpened. You can find Ticonderoga® Pre-Sharpened Pencils here.
Thank you for your question about Ticonderoga Pencils.
Pencils are graded on hardness and darkness on a number scale. The higher the number, the harder the lead, and the lighter the mark. The lower the number, the softer the lead and the darker the mark.
So, a No. 1 pencil is great if you want a nice black color. Meanwhile, since No. 4 pencil leads are harder, they don't dull as quickly and require less sharpening. They are great for those who write with a heavy hand. No. 2 pencils are the most popular, offering a nice balance of color and durability.
Hope this answers your question!