Graphite

Most drawing pencils and graphite sticks are made with compressed mixtures of graphite and clay which vary in hardness according to manipulations of the mixture. The softest pencils have little or no clay allowing more graphite particles to adhere to the paper's surface. Pencils are marked with a number using the H and B systems to indicate the lead's hardness. Medium to hard pencils are marked with levels of the H system. 9H is the hardest and the lead's softness increases as the numbers decrease to 2H and H. Within the B system, the leads increase in softness as the numbers increase. In the middle of the range of pencils are the F and HB pencils. The HB pencil is the equivalent of a no. 2 office pencil.

A full range of graphite grades looks like this:
Softest 9B 8B 7B 6B 5B 4B 3B 2B B HB F H 2H 3H 4H 5H 6H 7H 8H 9H Hardest

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Alvin 2mm Drawing Lead 2B 3 Pack

List Price: $3.95

Plaza Price $3.16

Alvin 2mm Drawing Lead 2H 3 Pack

List Price: $3.95

Plaza Price $3.16

Alvin 2mm Drawing Lead 4H 3 Pack

List Price: $3.95

Plaza Price $3.16

Alvin 2mm Drawing Lead F 3 Pack

List Price: $3.95

Plaza Price $3.16

Alvin 2mm Drawing Lead H 3 Pack

List Price: $3.95

Plaza Price $3.16

Alvin 2mm Drawing Lead HB 3 Pack

List Price: $3.95

Plaza Price $3.16

Alvin Draft/Matic .3mm Mechanical Pencil

List Price: $14.50

Plaza Price $11.60

Alvin Draft/Matic .5mm Mechanical Pencil

List Price: $14.50

Plaza Price $11.60

Alvin Draft/Matic .7mm Mechanical Pencil

List Price: $14.50

Plaza Price $11.60

Alvin Draft/Matic .9mm Mechanical Pencil

List Price: $14.50

Plaza Price $11.60

Alvin Draft/Matic 2 Pencil Set

List Price: $31.00

Plaza Price $24.80

Alvin Tech DA Lead Holder

List Price: $9.89

Plaza Price $7.91

Art Graf Graphite Sticks 2 Pack

List Price: $9.49

Plaza Price $7.12

Art Graf Graphite XL

List Price: $38.49

Plaza Price $28.87

Art Graf No.1 Kneadable Graphite Putty

List Price: $15.95

Plaza Price $11.96

Art Graf Water-Soluble Carbon Disc

List Price: $11.99

Plaza Price $8.99

Art Graf Water-Soluble Graphite Set

List Price: $61.95

Plaza Price $46.46

Art Graf Water-Soluble Graphite Tin 20g

List Price: $20.95

Plaza Price $15.71

Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil 2B

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.24

Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil 4B

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.24

Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil 6B

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.24