Product Reference: LAP-Pencils
Traditional school pencils aren't ideal for woodworking. The pencils and lead snap too easily in use. And the eraser is a joke (Lost Art Press have a recommendation below).
After Lost Art Press tested many different combinations of lead (called the core) and diameters, this pencil became their shop favourite. It is robust because of its diameter and the fact that it is round. It leaves a good dark mark and sharpens easily. These pencils are made in the USA to their specifications.
Diameter .375 (versus .295 for a typical pencil)
Lead: .125 in diameter (versus .090 in a typical pencil)
Length: 6 7/8
Core: medium soft
Wood: Calocedrus decurrens (incense cedar)
The five pencils come in a neatly fitted box that is made and printed in the USA.
Oh, and about the missing eraser on the end of the pencil: Lost Art Press recommend getting a vinyl artist's eraser and you will be much happier with the results.