Ticonderoga pencils come presharpened and ready to use. Each pencil is crafted from reforested premium cedar wood for easy sharpening. Satin smooth finish enhances writing comfort and contains Microban protection to inhibit the growth of odor-causing and stain-causing bacteria on pencils. Exclusive graphite-core formula gives you an extra-smooth performance. Top quality, latex-free eraser delivers easy, clean corrections. Pencils are PMA certified nontoxic.