Blackwing pencils were originally introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in the 1930s. Their cult following included John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters.

Despite this following, they fell victim to cost cutting measures in the 1990s and were discontinued. But, that didn’t stop devotees from paying as much as $40 per pencil to seize unused stock. In 2010, our company drew from nearly a century of experience in the pencil business to access the best materials in the world and bring Blackwing back for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence.

Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters.

Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. 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.

In 2010, Blackwing found a home in the Palomino division of California Cedar Products Company, a leading supplier of wood for pencils. With pencil industry roots dating back to the mid 19th century, CalCedar has built a long tradition of excellence and unique supply relationships that now extend to the Palomino writing, arts and lifestyle products, the most famous of which are its Blackwing pencils.

When Cal Cedar introduced the Palomino graded range of premium pencils, many users began comparing their performance to that of the famous Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 pencil, which had since been discontinued. Cal Cedar soon expanded its Palomino umbrella to revive the iconic Blackwing brand hoping to introduce it to a new generation of emerging artists. Blackwing products are now sold in nearly 500 stores worldwide.

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Blackwing 205 Limited Edition Pencils, per box of 12
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£34.95
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Blackwing 602 Pencils, per box of 12
The Blackwing 602: Possibly The Greatest Pencil Ever? These American-made pencils are considered ..
£29.95
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Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener, Black
The Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener creates the perfect point using a two-step sharpening proc..
£13.95
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Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener, White
The Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener creates the perfect point using a two-step sharpening proc..
£13.95
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Blackwing Pearl Pencils, per box of 12
The Blackwing Pearl: Possibly The Greatest Pencil Ever? These American-made pencils are considere..
£29.95
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, Black, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, Blue, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, Green, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, Grey, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, Orange, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, Pink, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, Red, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers, White, per stick of 10
Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing erasers. Available in black, whi..
£4.45
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Blackwing Pencil Roll
We teamed up with the passionate craftsmen at Bradley Mountain to make a utility roll designed speci..
£77.95
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Blackwing Pencils, per box of 12
These American-made pencils are considered to be one of the finest ever made and have something of a..
£29.95
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Blackwing Point Guard, Black
The Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets wherever you’re going in ..
£11.95
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Blackwing Point Guard, Gold
The Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets wherever you’re going in ..
£11.95
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Blackwing Point Guard, Silver
The Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets wherever you’re going in ..
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Blackwing Slate notebook, lined
Every Blackwing Slate features 160 pages of high-quality, 100GSM paper, a durable dual-sewn binding,..
£34.95
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Blackwing Slate notebook, plain
Every Blackwing Slate features 160 pages of high-quality, 100GSM paper, a durable dual-sewn binding,..
£34.95
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Blackwing Starting Point Set, Pearl
The Blackwing Pearl: Possibly The Greatest Pencil Ever? The Starting Point Set is the perfect way..
£39.95
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Blackwing Volume 1 Limited Edition Pencils, per box of 12
The 1970s outlaw country movement that paved the way for what many now refer to as Americana music h..
£34.95
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Blackwing Volumes 16.2 Limited Edition Pencils, per box of 12
From an early age, Ada Lovelace showed an adeptness for mathematics and an uncanny ability to make c..
£34.95
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Blackwing Volumes 73 Limited Edition Pencils, per box of 12
You cannot fully understand a place or the people living in it without understanding the paintings, ..
£34.95
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