Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - 2H

Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - 2H

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40 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.

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The tubes the lead comes...
April 10, 2009
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The tubes the lead comes in is kind of fun at first but when it comes down to it they are over-engineered and sometimes annoying to get lead in or out of. Other than that the lead works great and you get a good amount for a great price.

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