The Classic Blackwing Pencil From Palomino
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 Palomino.
- This is the standard Blackwing - the softest version
- 12 pencils per box
- Erasers can be replaced, white and black available
- 20cm long
What we like about this product:
- Beautiful to write with, like no other pencil
- Rock stars of the pencil world!
Model Classic Lead type Graphite Eraser /td> Replaceable Length 20 cm Weight 7 g Body material Wood
- Delivery Info
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- Returns Info
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- Product Questions
Total 1 question(s)
How soft is this pencil on the B scale, compared to the other Blackwing pencils? Difficult to choose... pity there isn't a mixed set?
Bureau replies: Blackwing pencils are very difficult to put in standard HB scaling. It is darker and way softer than any normal pencil. Classic is the softest of the three and it's somewhere around 4B-8B depending on how much pressure you use...