Sturdy, well-balanced barrel makes this the most popular twist-erase pencil. No smudges, no paper tears and no ghosts with the Twist-Up Eraser. Maximum comfort and control with the latex-free grip. 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: Mechanical; Lead Color(s): Black.