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Blackwing Pencils


THE BLACKWING STORY

Palomino Blackwing Pencils

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 as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.

Artists from across the world soon noticed that Palomino’s range of premium pencils provided a comparable performance to the Blackwing and asked them to consider reviving the iconic brand. Palomino founder and CEO Charles Berolzheimer, whose family’s roots in the pencil industry date back to the mid 19th century, used his unique supply relationships to re-introduce the Blackwing pencil, both in its original form (the “602″) for devotees, writers and everyday users, as well as a modified version with a slightly softer lead for artists. And despite the 602 model being shipped with a black eraser, traditionalists were happy to learn that pink and other nontraditional colored replacement erasers are now available for those who like to “hack” their Blackwing.

Claimed by many to be the best writing utensil in the world, Blackwing pencils are famous for the quality of graphite, iconic shape, replaceable eraser, and the men and women whose works they’ve inspired throughout the years.


Palomino Blackwing 602
Firm and smooth formulation Blackwing pencil.

Palomino Blackwing Pearl pencils

Praised by Alex Beam of The Boston Globe and Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing, among others, the Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” Its unique and iconic ferrule allows you to extend and replace its eraser after extensive use and even “hack” your pencil to give it a custom look.

The Palomino Blackwing 602. It’s more than just a pencil, it’s an experience.

$19.95 box of 12 BUY NOW


Palomino Blackwing
Soft and smooth formulation Blackwing pencil.

Palomino Blackwing pencils

Ideal for illustrators and musicians who prefer a soft, dark line, the Palomino Blackwing was launched in October 2010 as a modern version of the iconic Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 pencil that was favored by artists such as Stephen Sondheim and Chuck Jones.

Palomino Blackwings boast a sophisticated matte black finish with pearl white erasers. You can even “hack” your eraser with replacement erasers.

$19.95 box of 12 BUY NOW

 

Palomino Blackwing Pearl
Balanced and smooth formulation Blackwing pencil.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencils

The Palomino Blackwing Pearl is the latest addition to the Blackwing family of pencils. It features a pearl white finish, black imprint and eraser, and a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing. Its unique and iconic ferrule allows you to extend and replace its eraser after extensive use and even “hack” your pencil to give it a custom look.

$19.95 box of 12 BUY NOW


Palomino Blackwing Replacement Erasers
Replacement erasers for the Palomino Blackwing, Blackwing 602 and Blackwing Pearl pencils.

Palomino Blackwing Replacement Erasers

Hack your Blackwing pencil and give it a custom look with Blackwing Replacement Erasers. Available in black, white and pink, and now available in green, blue and orange, so you can finally have that all-black Palomino Blackwing or classic pink-erasered Palomino Blackwing 602. Palomino Blackwing Replacement erasers come in packs of 10.

$2.95 pack of 10 BUY NOW


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