Ticonderoga pencils are made to be the sharpest pencil available. They are wood-cased, pre-sharpened and come in several different grades of hardness. They are also one of the most popular types of pencils on the market. The best part is they have a long life with no breakage so you have no need to constantly sharpen them! This makes them perfect for artists, architects and any other professionals who rely on their pencils for professional use.
What’s so special about Ticonderoga pencils?
They are pre-sharpened, wood-cased and the most popular type of pencil on the market. They are pre-sharpened – meaning they have already been ground down to a point and come ready to use right out of the package. This allows you to spend less time sharpening them each day, which is much more effective than sharpening every time you need to draw something.
They are wood-cased – this means it will not break if you drop them like normal pencils. You can also leave them sitting out on your desk and they will not get damaged either.
They are made to last as long as possible – these come pre-sharpened, which means they have already been ground down to a point by yourself or your teacher. This allows you to draw much longer lines before having to sharpen them each time.
Why is the pencil called Ticonderoga?
“Ticonderoga” is a city in New York State’s Capital District. The city is located about 30 minutes north of Albany and was named after the explorer, Ticonderoga. It is also the home of Williams College, another huge educational facility. Since this pencil is graded from 1-10 hardness (1 being softest and 10 being hardest) it seems they follow the same system as pencils like the Prismacolor pencil. The higher numbers are harder to draw with than lower numbers, so you don’t have to keep switching up your grades along with what you’re drawing; just focus on maintaining the highest grade that works for you.
1. They are available in many different grades of hardness. This allows you to choose the grade that works best for your drawing style.
2. The wood casing means they won’t break if you drop them, which is a huge pro for artists who need to draw for long periods of time or leave their work out in places where it might get broken or damaged.
3. These pencils do not need to be sharpened nearly as much as normal pencils because they are pre-sharpened and have already been ground down to a point by the manufacturer.
1. The wood casing means they can crack in cold temperatures and also if you are out at a restaurant and need to use it while food gets stuck in it.
2. These pencils are hard to sharpen because they have already been ground down to a point, thus they already have a very fine point and require much more of the sharpening process to get them done. It takes longer for them to be sharpened than if you were just starting with a whole new pencil, but this is fairly typical for wood-cased pencils.
Things to Note
1. It is important that the pencils are stored in their wooden casing so that they do not become damaged by being dropped or by having food stuck inside.
2. These pencils are graded from 1-10, but there is a totally different system than Prismacolor’s. This means that the higher numbers are harder to use and the lower numbers are easier to use. If you’re using a 6 for example, it might take you longer to draw something than if you were using a 7 or 8.
3. Each time the pencil is sharpened, it loses about half of its original size and length, causing a huge waste of pencils in each pack.
There are many other kinds of Ticonderoga pencils available, including colored ones like yellow and blue. These are the best pencils you can get to improve your drawing and color-based skills, but like any free-hand tool, they can be prone to breaking and will require regular sharpening. Just remember to always use a sharpener when using these pencils as dull ones just make it harder to draw straight lines.
Good luck with your Ticonderoga pencil!