Ticonderoga No. 2 pencils feature a satin-smooth finish to enhance writing comfort. Finish contains Microban antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of odor-causing and stain-causing bacteria on the pencil. Exclusive graphite-core formula delivers extra-smooth performance. Top quality, latex-free eraser provides easy, clean corrections. PMA certified nontoxic pencils are crafted with premium wood from well-managed forests.