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Blackwing


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.

  • Blackwing 602

    Blackwing 602 Pencil 12/box

    Praised in the New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and 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...

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    Blackwing Erasers Black 10 piece

    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...

    $2.95
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  • Blackwing Erasers Blue 10 piece

    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...

    $2.95
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  • Blackwing Erasers Green 10 piece

    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...

    $2.95
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  • Blackwing Erasers Orange 10 piece

    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...

    $2.95
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    Blackwing Erasers Pink 10 piece

    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...

    $2.95
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    Blackwing Erasers White 10 piece

    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...

    $2.95
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    Blackwing Long Point Sharpener

    What good is a pencil without its point? The Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener creates the perfect point using a two-step sharpening process, first sharpening the wood and then precision sharpening the graphite core to a long, fine point. Every...

    $7.89
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  • Blackwing Pearl

    Blackwing Pearl Pencil 12/box

    The Palomino Blackwing Pearl is the latest addition to the Blackwing family of pencils, notebooks, and lifestyle products. It features a pearl white finish, black imprint and eraser, and a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the...

    $24.95
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  • Blackwing Matte

    Blackwing Pencil 12/box

    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...

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