These American-made pencils are considered to be one of the finest ever made and have something of a cult following. Discontinued in 1998, they soon became hot property on eBay with single pencils selling for $40 each. Brought back from extinction after petitions and protests in 2011, these are still made from the same Californian incense cedar with the finest Japanese-crafted graphite core. They are a dream to write with - Half the pressure, twice the speedﾠ- is their motto.
The eraser tip is flat-ended for accuracy and there are three versions which differ in firmness with the standard Blackwing the softest, the Pearl medium and the 602 the firmest.
These pencils have a proud heritage and famous users include John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones, who created Bugs Bunny with his Palamino.
Ideal for musicians, woodworkers and anyone who prefer a soft, dark line, the Palomino Blackwing is the softest of the three core Blackwing models. Blackwing pencils feature a timeless matte black finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule, and black eraser. Blackwing pencils come in packs of 12.
The erasers can be replaced, many colours available.
Each set contains 12 pencils.
Iconic ferrule design
Thick, matte black finish and crisp, gold imprint
Cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily
Specially formulated graphite that writes smoothly