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. A satin smooth finish enhances writing comfort while 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. 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.