Blackwing Pearl Pencil


The Blackwing Pearl  is a bit harder than the regular Blackwing, but still soft and dark. We place its lead at around a 2B grade. It stays sharp longer, so people who enjoy smooth pencils but don’t want to sharpen them as often prefer the Pearl. Its balance of darkness and hardness also makes it great for people who want to use the same pencil to both write and draw with.

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

  • Graphite: Balanced ~comparable to a '2B' grade lead
  • Best for: Writing & Drawing
  • Made in Japan

The Blackwing has is a soft lead, the Pearl  a mid weight, 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


A Blackwing Pencil is not just any pencil, it is an experience. The world’s most famous pencil is made in Japan from genuine Incense Cedar and is available in three iconic models; the Blackwing, Blackwing 602 and Blackwing Pearl.

Historically, the Blackwing Pencil was made by Eberhard-Faber up until the 1980s and it had been the favoured tool of many artists and writers – John Steinbeck, Frank Lloyd Wright, Todd Field, Leonard Bernstein – and others among them. After the company stopped making the pencils, demand continued unabated and sets were selling online for hundreds of dollars. The Blackwing series were brought brought back to life by Palomino and are considered to be better than ever.

Every Blackwing features a special graphite formulation lead which gives a writing or sketching experience that is surely the world’s best.

The Blackwing is incredibly smooth and velvety and it writes a dark black line of unmistakable quality. It is long, sleek and elegant in design with a beautiful gold coloured ferrule and rectangular eraser. The accessories available to support the Blackwing ensure the greatest writing experience, and longevity, of the instrument.

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