With a rich heritage, and origins dating back to 1795, the Dixon Ticonderoga Company throughout history has made its mark through quality, integrity, respect and perseverance. Today Dixon Ticonderoga continues to make its mark manufacturing and marketing writing instruments, art supplies and tools for self expression. The Ticonderoga is the world’s best pencil. Satin smooth finish enhances writing comfort. An exclusive graphite core formula gives you extra smooth performance. PMA certified non-toxic and crafted with premium wood from well managed forests, these top quality pencils feature latex-free erasers to provide easy, clean corrections. The finish contains Microban anti-microbial protection to inhibit the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria on the pencil. More than a writing and art products company, Dixon Ticonderoga empowers people to take conscious and subliminal thoughts, facts, ideas and dreams, and preserve them using tools that are simply extensions of themselves.