The Blackwing 602: Possibly The Greatest Pencil Ever?
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.
This is the 602 version - the firmest of the three standard Blackwing pencils
The erasers can be replaced, many colours available.
Each set contains 12 pencils.
Beautiful to write with, like no other pencil
Rock stars of the pencil world!
Iconic ferrule design
Cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily
Specially formulated firm graphite that writes smoothly