Just the look is terrific - imagine using white carpenter pencils! And they are useful, too! This set of 3 white carpenter pencils - yes, the long flat ones - are white, but they write with standard graphite! Each measures 6 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide. Traditionally, these are whittled with a knife to sharpen, but with this set, there's a sharpener made just for carpenter pencils and other large pencils.