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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB

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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB - PENTEL C253-HB
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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.

Frequently Bought Together
Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB - PENTEL C253-HB+Pilot AirBlanc Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - White - PILOT HA-20R3-W
Total Price: $6.60
This item: Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB - $3.30

Model NumberPENTEL C253-HB
Shipping Weight0.18 oz


October 22, 2010
It's great Pencil lead!!!...
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It's great Pencil lead!!! Very smooth and doesn't easily broken unless you write really hard~

4 people found this helpful
March 20, 2012
Cool case! Great lead!...
Cool case! Great lead! I recommend it 4 U!

3 people found this helpful
February 9, 2011
Cheap for the price....
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Cheap for the price. Good lead

2 people found this helpful
November 5, 2011
Okay. Breaks easily not...
Okay. Breaks easily not there is not enough lead in the case.

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3 people found this helpful
September 18, 2014
Ain is my main--lead...
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Ain is my main--lead that is.
I have only one 0.3 pencil and Ain, of course, is the lead I use it.

Because 0.3mm lead is brittle anyway, it still breaks, but not as frequently as other lead I’ve used.