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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB - Hard


Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB - Hard - PENTEL C255-HB3
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40 pcs of high-quality pencil leads from Pentel. Differing lead hardness is available.

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.

Model NumberPENTEL C255-HB3
Shipping Weight0.20 oz

1 person found this helpful
  This is the best lead..., January 22, 2010
By trav_27 - See all my reviews
This is the best lead I ever used, its strong and solid and very high quality. I would recommend trying it out.
  Best pencil lead, very..., July 8, 2010
By hcastillo - See all my reviews
Best pencil lead, very smooth and really hard to break will be buying this again!!
  Whoa! This lead totally..., November 26, 2009
By guanoliver - See all my reviews
Whoa! This lead totally rox! It is so hard to break. And I will continue using it.
  Oh i love this, it feels..., April 18, 2009
Oh i love this, it feels smooth and is very hard to break, for those of you who think like I used to, that lead breaks because of the pencil... nope wrong it breaks because of the lead I love this lead and will continue using it.