These premier colored pencils have a hard, thin lead core that is ideal for outlining, detailing, lettering and cleaning up edges. The lead core can be sharpened to extra fine points to make an impact on the more intricate details of your artwork. The lead contains high-quality pigments for rich color saturation. Pencil bodies are hexagonal, color-coded, and unsharpened. Try them with the Prismacolor Wooden pencil sharpener or the Kum Automatic Brake Long Point Pencil Sharpener!