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The World's Best Pencil with an exclusive #2 HB graphite core formula provides extra smooth performance
Box of 48 pencils
Crafted from reforested quality cedar wood
Classic yellow barrel, black core writing with latex-free erasers
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With a rich heritage, and origins dating back to 1795, the Dixon Ticonderoga Company throughout history has made its mark through quality, integrity, respect and perseverance. Today Dixon Ticonderoga continues to make its mark manufacturing and marketing writing instruments, art supplies and tools for self-expression. The Ticonderoga is the world's best pencil. A satin smooth finish enhances writing comfort while an exclusive graphite core formula gives you extra smooth performance. PMA certified non-toxic and crafted with premium wood from well managed forests, these top quality pencils feature latex-free erasers to provide easy, clean corrections. More than a writing and art products company, Dixon Ticonderoga empowers people to take conscious and subliminal thoughts, facts, ideas and dreams, and preserve them using tools that are simply extensions of themselves.
Box of 48
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can be pretty picky about my pencils. The problem with Dixon Ticonderogas is that they are made in China and Mexico and on Amazon you never know what you will get. To complicate things somewhat, I've seen incense-cedar wood used in both China and Mexico versions of the same pencil, as well as lesser quality non-aromatic basswood or other lower grade wood material that is not readily identifiable.
Also, Ticonderogas over time have changed their packaging graphics and they will no longer specify wood type on the box, anymore. They now use a generic phrase "Premium Wood / Bois de la meilleure / Madera de primera calidad" which gives absolutely no indication if the wood is cedar or not.
Of late, they have a stamp signifying "100% American CEDAR WOOD sustainable forests" and this designation will grace all boxes of pencils that are created out of incense-cedar (presumably!).
It seems that this stamp has started to show on their products...
I bought these to replace my 2-1/2" eraser-less "ear-pencils". I had (have) probably 5 or 6 that have been trusted companions for many years in the garage. Finally I got fed up enough to buy some more. "Not what they used to be" would be a gentle description of these pencils now. The feel of the wood is remeniscant of cheap freebie pencils from a county fair. The wood is now soft, yet flaky and brittle. The lead was broken inside the pencils and constantly fell out. One of them wouldn't sharpen at all and on the first sharpening it got down to the size of the ones I was replacing... That's when I quit and came to right this review. Ticonderoga should be embarrassed to have let their quality get so bad.
I'm a teacher, and so I know first hand the important quality difference between good pencils (like Ticonderoga) and cheap knock-offs.
Although this page clearly says that if you order 144 Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils you will get 6 24-count boxes, and the graphic shows actual Ticonderoga pencils, THAT IS NOT WHAT THEY SENT.
What I received was a box of 144 #2 Dixon pencils - not TICONDEROGA. What is the difference, you ask? Well, in visual inspection of the first few pencils I see, the graphite is clearly not centered. That means it will not sharpen properly and will be more likely to break. Dixon is a brand that makes several qualities of pencil, of which Ticonderoga is the highest. Ticonderoga pencils have the green metal that holds the high quality eraser. This box has pencils with the silver metal holding what appears to be a low quality eraser.
When the pencils arrived, the box was broken open, as well.
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