Primo Charcoal Pencils
Primo Charcoal Pencils are handcrafted charcoal pencils encased in sustained cedar. The rich organic charcoal is smooth and creamy for easy lay-down. These can be used with other charcoal pencils, mixed media, for quick layouts with oil painting, and more.
The degree scale for pencils runs from B (blackness) which is the softest lead thus making the darkest line with least effort, to H (hardness) that holds the hardest lead for lighter lines. HB in the mid-range is similar to a #2 pencil.
FLAX art & design is a genuine Oakland institution. Opening their first store in 1938, they're now on their 3rd generation of family ownership and have recently relocated to a beautiful new Downtown location that could best be described as a "toy store for artists." 80 years in and they're still putting art and community front and center. You can visit them at their own site here, or find more of their products right here on Nearby Bay Area.
In case you don't love it, this item is returnable within 14 days of purchase.