The Alvin Paramount Circle drawing pencils are ideal for drafting and sketching with lead hardness grades ranging from 2B medium soft, through 6H hard. Economically priced each quality pencil is made in the USA from select cedar in a comfortable semi-hex shape. The lead hardness is determined by the clay to graphite ratio; harder drafting lead has a higher percentage of clay than softer sketching leads. The degree is marked on both sides of the pencil. The 2B is very popular for sketching and beginners while harder leads H, 2H, 4H and 6H are idea for technical drafting and drawing. Sold in packages of 12 pencils, the package dimensions are 7.25 x 3.75 x 1.75 inches, with a weight of 0.13 lb.