These pencils just glide on your paper and sharpen nicely.
I bought these to transition away from using mechanical pencils and I love them! I've always loved the smell of cedar and smelling these makes me so happy. Their simple appearance reminds me of Palomino Blackwings, so that's a definitely a plus also. They write perfectly, sharpen easily, and the erasers work well on notebook paper. Perfect for a student!
The natural wood connects to the energy in your hand when sketching. The lead is nicely firm but soft enough to create beautiful smudges to soften lines and create shading. Do yourself a favor and buy a box!
I used to use Sanford American Naturals but have not been able to find them in years. These are similar but the lead is better than the Sanford.
These work great for notes, grocery lists, or whatever you want to write. Very smooth!
Once I learned that sharpening painted or wrapped pencils creates forever micro plastic, I feel even more deeply in love with these simple, classic, classy pencils. No other pencil ever.