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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - B

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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - B - PENTEL C255-B
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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.






Specs
Model NumberPENTEL C255-B
Weight0.2 ounces
Lead Color Black
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Hardness B
Lead Type Graphite
Quantity in Pack 40

Reviews


February 16, 2008
I've used several types...
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I've used several types of lead from Pentel super polymer to premium and then uni-ball and etc other companies. I stumbled across the Ain B as a gift from a friend and I was sold. I use a graph gear 1000 (A Pentel drafting pencil), and with this lead I was able to get a smoother flow of writing in English, Japanese, and Korean. I could make finer details, but most importantly of all it rarely, if ever, broke under any sort of pressure. Make note of this when you have to write a 6 page Philosophy test in 50 min!!

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harrytruong
 
November 5, 2014
Great product. ...
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Great product.

laukarpuska
 
October 28, 2014
perfect!...
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perfect!

xxboykaxx
 
January 26, 2011
I very much like the...
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I very much like the darkness of this lead. I am not experienced buying all the different levels of hardness and softness for mechanical lead, although I am pleased with this. I tend to write with a very light touch and a darker lead helps my work show up properly. B is surely dark enough for your average hand, although for one who writes with little or no pressure behind your pencil, I would recommend for you a darker grade. I have no complaint about this product whatsoever, when I draw with slightly more pressure it shows up perfectly. The container itself is even a dispenser, which is just precious.

mosaique_city
 
February 19, 2009
I have tried all lead...
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I have tried all lead sizes (for 0.5) from 4h to 5b and every thing in between. When I tried this lead I loved it it wrote smooth and is easy to see your writing.

andremichaelfrederick


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