Ticonderoga pencils offer a satin smooth finish to enhance writing comfort. Exclusive, extra soft, graphite-core formula gives you extra-smooth performance and a rich, black laydown. No. 1 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.