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What is special about Ticonderoga pencils?

“Ticonderoga pencils are produced with premium wood from certified sustainable wood sources,” says Becky Trudeau, a product manager at Dixon Ticonderoga. “Exacting standards are used to produce pencils that write smoothly, without the scratchy feel of other pencil brands, and deliver consistent results.

Is Dixon Ticonderoga the best pencil?

In writing abilities, our testers ranked the Ticonderoga (yellow) pencils third best, after the Palomino Blackwing 602 and Arteza pencils. Both Ticonderogas offered middling performance in sharpening quality, though the yellow one sharpened slightly better.

What’s the difference between the black and yellow Ticonderoga pencils?

The main difference between the Ticonderoga “Black” compared to its more mainstream sibling is, obviously, that they are painted with a black lacquer instead of a yellow one. Having done so, I think I actually prefer the basswood Ticonderoga pencils to the cedar ones.

What is Ticonderoga soft?

The Ticonderoga is a pencil model distributed by the Dixon Ticonderoga Company, founded in the 19th century, which was originally located in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. The pencils are available in different grades: #1 (Extra Soft), #2 (Soft), #2½ (Medium), #3 (Hard), and #4 (Extra Hard).

Are Ticonderoga pencils made in USA?

Since it’s emergence in the late 1800’s, the Ticonderoga pencil became and remains a familiar product that seems to come fully loaded with bonafide built-in Made In The USA quality and persona.

Are Ticonderoga pencils made in Ticonderoga NY?

It almost seems like a sure thing…with a standout name like Ticonderoga, you might assume that these pencils are – or were – made right here in Ti. The truth is, the pencils themselves were never made in Ticonderoga, but the graphite originally used in the pencils was mined in Ticonderoga.

What type of wood do Ticonderoga pencils use?

cedar wood
Made of reforested cedar wood, these pencils are easy to sharpen with an exclusive graphite-core formula that allows for extra smooth performance.

Why are Ticonderoga pencils yellow?

The Classic Yellow No. The pencil was originally manufactured with brass ferrule, but it was temporarily changed to green plastic due to a metal shortage during World War II. The now-iconic color scheme continued after the war on metal ferrule.

Are all Ticonderoga pencils soft?

Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils are standard number 2 soft-lead pencils that are comfortable to grasp….Safe and Convenient.

Attribute name Attribute value
Next Day Delivery Yes
Other Environmental Certification 1 PMA non-toxic certified
Pencil Lead Hardness Soft

Is there lead in Ticonderoga pencils?

Since its founding, Dixon Ticonderoga has found ways to mass produce pencils and perfect the composition of graphite, not lead, that makes up the charcoal tip.

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