Mirado Classic Pencils feature an ultra-smooth, black core encased in California cedar for easy sharpening, strength and stability. Waxed, No. 2.5F lead offers smooth writing and delivers a fine line. Round-edged, hexagonal pencils have a red-banded ferrule, a soft non-smudge eraser and a multicoat yellow paint. PMA certified nontoxic pencils come unsharpened and sharpen to a fine, exact point.