A tribute to the iconic Eberhard-Faber Blackwing that used to command up to $40/pencil and was favored by famous writers like John Steinbeck, the Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that is ideal for writers and everyday users. Its firm, the dark lead holds a point and lays down a line like no other pencil on the market, perfect for those marathon writing sessions. Make a mistake? The Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil has you covered with a unique, extendable eraser that doesn't leave a trace behind. Inspired by the past, made for the writers of tomorrow. Will you be the next Blackwing Legend?
Each box contains 12 firm and smooth premium graphite pencils, crafted from Genuine Incense-cedar.
The Story of the $40 Pencil
Some of the world’s most legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer, and Academy Award winners have created with Blackwing pencils. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters.
Its roots go back to the 1930’s when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.