General's Compressed Charcoal Set includes handcrafted sticks using General's family formula, an artists' favorite since 1889. The smooth and rich charcoal pencils are quality and versatile art supplies for artists of all skill levels. Use it to sketch and create broad strokes with the flat edge. Ideal for creating rubbings and backgrounds on a variety of art paper. Oil free and blendable. Set includes 4 sticks of #957-6B Soft, 4 sticks of #957-4B Medium and 4 sticks of #957-2B Hard for a wide range of tonal values.