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.
Every foil debossed imprint is crisp and bright.
Semi-hexagonal shape that is easy to grip.
Premium Japanese graphite crafted with clay for strength and wax for smoothness.
The Blackwing’s iconic design gives it a timeless & distinct look.
Multiple lacquer coatings give each Blackwing a luxurious finish.
Cased in Genuine Incense-cedar wood from California and Oregon that sharpens evenly and easily.
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.
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.