Blackwing Pencil Set
Ideal for musicians, woodworkers and anyone who prefer a soft, dark line, the Blackwing Matte is the softest of the four core Blackwing models. The Blackwing Matte pencil features a timeless matte black finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and black eraser. Blackwing Matte pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that also doubles as a pencil cup.
The Blackwing Natural features an exposed Incense-cedar barrel with a subtle clear matte finish and our popular extra-firm graphite. Every Blackwing Natural features a gold imprint, grey eraser and the iconic square Blackwing ferrule. Blackwing Natural pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil cup.
The iconic Blackwing 602 was the pencil of choice for John Steinbeck, Chuck Jones, and countless others before it was discontinued. In 2011, we brought it back. The Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed,” a gunmetal grey finish and iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a pink eraser.
A favorite of calligraphers and illustrators, the Blackwing Pearl includes a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing Matte. Each pencil features a classic pearl white finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and white eraser.
Blackwing Starting Point Set
The Blackwing Starting Point Set is the perfect way to introduce someone to Blackwing.
EACH SET INCLUDES:
- 4 Blackwing pencils with a range of Soft, Balanced, Firm and Extra-firm graphite
- 1 Blackwing One-Step Long Point Sharpener that creates a long, curved point that resists breakage
- 1 pack of our Replacement Erasers to ensure your pencil is always functional
Blackwing Point Guard
Made from lightweight, machined aluminum to keep your pencil safe. Available in matte black or bright gold.
Blackwing Replacement Erasers
Blackwings have always been known for their iconic, replaceable, square erasers. To replace your eraser, slide the eraser and clip out of the ferrule, remove the clip from the old eraser, place the new eraser into the clip, and insert the new eraser and clip into the ferrule.
About the Blackwing Pencil:
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.
In the last few years, Blackwing has grown from a single pencil into a culture. It’s a culture that encourages and empowers creativity in all forms, especially in our nation’s schools. In fact, a percentage of every Blackwing product sold benefits music and arts education at the K-12 level.