Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - 2H

Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - 2H

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20 leads.

Pencil Lead Hardness (from Wikipedia)

Pencil lead is graded by hardness: a greater percentage of clay results in a harder lead. H (harder), F, HB and B (softer) are pencils of average hardness. Pencils ranging from 2B to 9B are softer still and are used for sketching; 2H to 9H are harder than average. A common American #2 pencil is equivalent to HB.

In order, the leads are (from hardest to softest) 9H | 8H | 7H | 6H | 5H | 4H | 3H | 2H | H | F | HB | B | 2B | 3B | 4B | 5B | 6B | 7B | 8B | 9B.

The harder the pencil the lighter the mark, e.g. Bs tend to a create darker colour that can be smeared easily.

Customer Reviews

Personally, I love writing...
November 4, 2011
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Personally, I love writing and drawing lightly, and with light lead. I am very surprised at how strong it is, not once has it broken on me, with it exception of when I accidentally whacked my pacer into a wall. Hard.
very fragile lead, good...
March 21, 2009
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very fragile lead, good for very light strokes. since 2h is hard lead, it is a very shade on paper. dont press hard at all, cause it breaks really easy. good for an artist with a light hand..

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