The TK® Fine Vario L is ideal for writing and drawing. It has a soft/hard mechanism. When in the soft position, the lead is cushioned for writing. When in the hard position, the lead is held rigid for drawing. The pencil has a metal grip section and has a lead hardness indicator on the tip. The extendable eraser is extra long. It comes with 3 0.5mm Super-Polymer leads in lead hardness degree HB.