DO YOU NEED DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS?
Not if there is a common understanding of expectations:
– “regular” Pencil
• Highly likely to get a round or hexagonal, 7 ½“ long, cedar encased, graphite lead pencil, #2 or HB hardness, with an eraser held attached to one end with a metal ferrule
– Mechanical pencil
• Many more options available so less sure of what you’ll get – variables include lead size, hardness, lead storage capacity, lead advancement mechanism type, optional retractable lead guide, eraser size, color, shape, material, etc.
The more variations there are for an item among suppliers, the more detail you need in the specifications – IF you have a requirements for the end product.