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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Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil 2B

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.56

Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil 4B

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.56

Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil 6B

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.56

Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil 8B

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.56

Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencil HB

List Price: $3.20

Plaza Price $2.56

Castell 9000 Pencil Art Set

List Price: $22.00

Plaza Price $17.60

Castell 9000 Pencil Design Set

List Price: $22.00

Plaza Price $17.60

Castell 9000 Pencil Set of 6

List Price: $12.95

Plaza Price $10.36

Castell 9000 Pencil Set with Bag

List Price: $29.35

Plaza Price $23.48

Cretacolor 5.6mm Assorted Leads 6-Pack

List Price: $12.20

Plaza Price $9.76

new Cretacolor Graphite Powder 150g

Cretacolor Graphite Powder 150g

List Price: $19.95

Plaza Price $15.96

Derwent Graphic Pencil 12 Hard Tin

List Price: $24.79

Plaza Price $14.87

Derwent Graphic Pencil 12 Medium Tin

List Price: $24.79

Plaza Price $14.87