This pack of 12 Blackwing Natural pencils feature an exposed Incense-cedar barrel with a subtle clear matte finish and grey eraser, along with a balanced and smooth graphite core that is extra-firm. Made in Japan with FSC-certified cedarwood, it is amazingly smooth and beautiful. Blackwing IS the world’s best pencil. The list of known Blackwing users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters. Now, Blackwings are assisting a new generation of writers, artists and musicians including Grammy Award-winning Sugarland member Kristian Bush and 'Ren and Stimpy' creator Bob Camp.