Prismacolor Scholar Pencils are specially formulated to provide for a smooth laydown and blendability, however they are made to different specifications to deliver a harder lead and are more resistant to breakage when used by the developing artist. These sets come with sharpened pencils. This school pack contain 24 each of the 12 standard colors. It also contains 6 of the Scholar brand pencil sharpeners. Perfect for the classroom that loves using the Scholar Pencil Sets.