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An excellent-quality pencil made of highly refined willow charcoal and fine organic blacks available in 4 degrees of black and 1 degree of white. White can be worked over the black. All are pre-sharpened and have smooth cedar casings.
Box of 72 Pencils
Contains 24 pencils each of 2B, 4B, 6B, a perfect assortment for classroom instruction.
Charcoal Pencils, Set of 8
Contains one each of HB, 2B, 4B Charcoal pencils, two 6B Charcoal pencils, one Charcoal White 558 pencil, one Carbon Sketch pencil, and an All-Art Sharpener.
Classroom Art Pack
Contains 24 each 2B and 6B charcoal pencils, 24 each Charcoal White and Carbon Sketch pencils, 24 sticks compressed charcoal, 1 box willow charcoal, 12 each sandpaper paddles and All-Art sharpeners, 18 each Magic Black erasers, and 24 tortillions.
Includes one of each, 2B, 4B, 6B, white, and a kneaded eraser.
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I don't understand why everyone loves these...
from Bary Area
Comments about General's Charcoal Pencils:
Yes, the charcoal is nice. However, doing a project with 30 students who can't get the pencils to sharpen because the charcoal kept breaking was frustrating. We were using General's sharpeners. Disappointing.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from West Hartford Ct
I use these for teaching Zentangle. I teach several classes a week and these are by far the best white pencils around. The better the product,the more satisfying the experience is for my students. I also use them for my own drawings in addition to my tangled.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Would buy again
from Joliet, IL
Awesome pencils and great price!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The one essential kit you need!
By Nancy B. Adams
from Catlettsburg, KY
I order kit with 4 charcoal pencils + kneaded eraser for all of the students in my drawing classes. The quality is great, yet they are affordible. If I had to choose one kit for drawing, this would be it.
Always gonna buy this and from this website
I got a discount on these, it shipped super super fast, and they are really amazing pencils I'm in love with them
very very best Charcoal Pencils quality
By diego tenca
I'll buy it again
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My go to
from Broomfield, CO
These charcoal pencils just work really well. I have been drawing with these for over 5 years and really don't feel the need to change, even though I've sampled and tried a number of other similar products. They are consistent, you can sharpen them either manually or with an electric one. There's a broad range of values - HB up to 6B. I use toned paper and the white works well off of that. Really satisfied with this product.
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A very good pencil
from Indiana, USA
I think these are the best compressed charcoal pencils available today, and I have tried them all. They have a dry feel that is closer to actual charcoal than most compressed charcoal pencils. Most others have a waxy consistency that I do not like. Of course this is a matter of personal preference, and many prefer the waxier consistency. The only downside to the General's charcoal pencil is that the core is a bit small in diameter and easily breaks when sharpening in the normal configuration for a charcoal pencil with about a 3/4" point extension beyond the wood. Sometimes the wood is a bit hard too, so one must use a very gentle touch when sharpening these with a razor blade, especially the 6B.
A good buy!
I am very pleased with these charcoal pencils overall. I have just about every brand of charcoal pencil there is, and these did not disappoint at all.
Great Price for solid Product
from Orange County
Excellent choice for just about anyone who likes to sketch and at a very affordable price point.
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