This intermediate size (11/32”) round No. 2 pencil is slightly slimmer than Beginners pencils to prepare for transition to standard diameter. The thick graphite core features a proprietary formula focusing on graphite mined from carefully controlled sources to deliver a broad smooth line. Premium wood harvested from responsibly managed sources provides smooth, even sharpening with minimal breakage. Teachers prefer Ticonderoga for its dependability and craftsmanship. When only the best will do, choose Ticonderoga brand pencils.