Ironlak Woodless Graphite Pencils are high-quality, solid graphite in the familiar shape and size of a pencil. Ranging from hard black to soft black allows for a variation in tones while drawing. Keep sharpened for fine details and crisp line-work, or use blunt to create expressive broad strokes and soft shading. Woodless construction means less mess when sharpening, and more graphite in a single pencil. The protective lacquer coating keeps your fingers clean.