New Lead. No.1 selling mechanical Pencil. Comfortable soft grip. Matic grip. Comfortable latex-free rubber grips and colorful barrels. Smoother, darker writing. Smooth writing lead does not smudge and erases cleanly. Leads never need sharpening and advance quickly and easily. Always ready, sharp and accurate, BIC (hash 2 ) Mechanical Pencils are the smart choice at test time. Perfect for standardized tests. (Source: The NPD Group, retail tracking service/U.S. actual unit Sales (Retail & commercial combined)/ Jan - Dec 2017). BIC Performance Policy (US and Canada): If you are not satisfied with the performance of this product, please return it to BIC and we will gladly replace it at no cost to you. www.bic.com. Made in France.