Polychromos colored pencils are part of a unique color-matching system that defines Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Products. Barrels are premium California cedar wood with SV (secure-all) bonding to strengthen the lead and help prevent breakage. 3.8mm leads are break-resistant, water-resistant, smudgeproof and provide permanent rich color.Each pencil features the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed resistance to fading. Color lays down smooth and is easily blended for layered effects, highlights and transitions. All sets are housed in sturdy metal tins. Pencils are pre-sharpened.12 Polychromos Pencils in a metal tin.Colors included: white, cadmium yellow, dark cadmium orange, deep scarlet red, magenta, light ultramarine, phthalo blue, emerald green, light green, burnt ochre, walnut brown, black.