The Blackwing Pearl has a balanced feel, with lead that is neither too soft nor too firm. This makes it the perfect tool for writers and sketchers who prefer a soft—but still dark—line weight. The incense cedar body is coated with a sleek, pearl-white finish for a shimmering effect. The unique rectangular white eraser can be extended as it wears down from use or replaced altogether. Replacement erasers are available in a variety of colors. Each sturdy and beautifully designed box includes one dozen pencils.