The lead in these is...
, January 26, 2013
The lead in these is fantastic and hasn't broken on me yet. These pencils write
very smoothly, but I wouldn't describe them as being waxy or too soft. They, in
fact, don't write too dark or light for the grade that they are. They don't
smudge much, and they erase well. The wood sharpens perfectly and easily. The
pencils have good thick smooth paint making them a pleasure to hold, and they
are black so they don't pick up pencil dust and never look old and dirty. The
gold letters are thickly and clearly printed. While I like the simple thick
printing, it is slightly less precise when compared to my Faber Castell 9000s
which have somewhat more intricate designs on them.