Blackwing

$6.00

Ideal for musicians, woodworkers and anyone who prefer a soft, dark line, the Blackwing is the softest of the four core Blackwing models. The Blackwing Matte pencil features a timeless matte black finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and black eraser.

The pencil is made from FSC-certified Genuine Incense-cedar from Oregon and California, premium Japanese graphite and features replaceable erasers.

  • Graphite: Soft (comparable to a '2B-3B' grade lead)
  • Best for: Drawing or Dark Lines
  • Made in Japan

The Blackwing has a soft lead, the Pearl  a mid weight lead, the 602  firm and the Natural  is the firmest. 

The unique rectangular eraser can be extended as it wears down from use, and also pops out completely from the pencil body for replacement. 

Don't forget the Blackwing 'Long Point' Pencil Sharpener  to ensure you get the most from your pencil.

 

THE BLACKWING DIFFERENCE
Every pencil is made of graphite and wood. Only Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship to create an exceptional pencil. When you’re looking for the perfect pencil to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea, look for Blackwing’s distinct rectangular eraser.

DEBOSSED IMPRINT
Every foil debossed imprint is crisp and bright.

SEMI-HEX SHAPE
Semi-hexagonal shape that is easy to grip.

JAPANESE GRAPHITE
Premium Japanese graphite crafted with clay for strength and wax for smoothness.

ICONIC DESIGN
The Blackwing’s iconic design gives it a timeless & distinct look.

PREMIUM FINISH
Multiple lacquer coatings give each Blackwing a luxurious finish.

GENUINE INCENSE-CEDAR
Cased in Genuine Incense-cedar wood from California and Oregon that sharpens evenly and easily.

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Maker Profile

Palomino Blackwing

A legend re-created for the modern writer, artist and stationery lover. Every Blackwing features a special graphite formulation lead which gives a writing or sketching experience among the world's best. The Blackwing is incredibly smooth and velvety and it writes a dark black line of unmistakable quality. To complement these incredible instruments, there are the everyday Palomino pencils from 6B to 2H and the colour pencil ranges carry on this quality in a beautiful range of watercolour and wax colours. The favoured tool of many artists and writers, John Steinbeck and Frank Lloyd Wright.

THE STORY OF THE $40 PENCIL

THE RISE & FALL

Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Leonard Bernstein, Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones, and Disney animator Shamus Culhane who, according to animation historian Charles Soloman, requested he be buried with his Blackwing 602.
Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Over the years, the pencil with the unique rectangular eraser became synonymous with quality. Then, in 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.

THE REVIVAL
Artists soon noticed that Palomino’s range of premium pencils compared favorably to the Blackwing 602. They began asking Palomino to consider reviving the Blackwing brand, complete with its defining rectangular eraser. Palomino founder Charles Berolzheimer, whose family’s roots in the pencil industry date back to the mid 19th century, used the company’s unique supply relationships to re-introduce Blackwing pencils in 2010 featuring California Genuine Incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. The pencil has drawn rave reviews from users and national media attention.

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