Ticonderoga pencils offer a satin smooth finish to enhance writing comfort. Exclusive, soft, graphite-core formula gives you extra-smooth performance and a rich, black laydown. Pencils are crafted from premium, sustained yield wood and are easy to sharpen. PMA certified nontoxic pencil also features Microban antimicrobial protection that lasts the lifetime of the product. Built-in antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of microbes, such as stain-causing and odor-causing bacteria. Top-quality, latex-free eraser provides easy, clean corrections.