Lightweight barrel and latex-free grip makes this pencil easy to hold. Frequent mistakes are no match for the larger than ordinary and long lasting twist-up eraser. No smudges, no paper tears and no ghosts. Pre-loaded with Pentel Super Hi-PolymerŪ HB lead; never needs sharpening, is super strong and produces a clear dark line. Guaranteed to scan on standardized tests with HB lead. Mechanism: Mechanical; Pencil Type: Automatic; Lead Color(s): Black.