Ticonderoga pencils offer a satin smooth finish to enhance writing comfort. Exclusive graphite core formula gives you extra smooth performance crafted from reforested California cedar. Top quality eraser provides easy, clean corrections. PMA certified nontoxic pencil also features Microban antimicrobial protection that lasts the lifetime of the product. Built-in antimicrobial protection continuously fights the growth of microbes, such as stain-causing and odor-causing bacteria.