An excellent value pack for the art classroom. Students and professionals will enjoy the soft, velvety laydown and deep black hues of Richeson's pure vine charcoal. Only the finest selection of textures are chosen, providing artists with the finest drawing and sketching material available. Plastic canister contains 48 bags of three sticks. 144 soft vine charcoal sticks in all. Sticks measure approximately 3/16" in diameter and are 6" long. Diameters may vary since it is a natural product. AP Seal, non-toxic.