Artist quality graphite pencils for sketching and drawing, both in studies or final artwork. These Van Gogh pencils are lightfast rated. The barrels are made from responsibly forested cedar wood; a soft wood that is easy to sharpen. Experience the intense graphite shades in this 12-piece tin set. Degrees of hardness included are: 9B, 8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 1B, HB, 1F, 1H.