Better than the popular pencil Ticonderoga on the market. Love the black eraser leaves very little pencil markings. Love that I can put the pencil shaving into my compost.
We found ourselves never having a pencil handy in our house, until we purchased this box of them. We refill our various pencil cups and feel great about not contributing as much paint/plastic waste. These pencils write smoothly and sharpen very well.