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[–] VIP740 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My wife recognized this brand and said these are very reliable pencils.

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They are famous in the US but unfortunately aren't manufactured here anymore.

The Ticonderoga is a pencil model distributed by the Dixon Ticonderoga Company, founded in the 19th century, which was originally located in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. In 1999 they ceased US production of the Ticonderoga Pencil, but own and operate facilities outside the US in Italy, France, Asia, Latin America and Germany. Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils are no longer made in the USA.

Dixon Ticonderoga makes a variety of pencils, including the Classic, Black, Noir, Tri-Conderoga, Microban, Laddie, My First (formerly Beginners), SenseMatic, and colored pencils. The pencils are available in different grades: #1 (Extra Soft), #2 (Soft), #2½ (Medium), #3 (Hard), and #4 (Extra Hard).

Dixon Ticonderoga pencils were the favorite pencils of the author Roald Dahl. Dahl began using them, along with yellow lined legal pads, whilst living in the U.S, and upon returning home to the U.K had them specially shipped over for use in his writing shed at his home in Buckinghamshire.

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[–] DickHertz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You mean you didn't?

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[–] NeoGoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Never go up against someone holding a Ticonderoga.