A Reflection on the Palomino Blackwing Pencils

The Blackwing 602 has a long history dating back to the 1930’s when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. The Blackwing 602 quickly became a favorite pencil of such luminaries as John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones. Each in their own right appreciated the premium quality of this fine writing instrument in their respective field of endeavor. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, the Black wing 602 stopped production but unused pencils could be found on eBay for as much as $40 for a single Blackwing pencil. Artists and writers of the Palomino pencils noted a similarity to the Blackwing 602 and began to request that the company revive the classic Blackwing 602 with the rectangular eraser. In 2010, Palomino re-introduced the Blackwing pencil featuring California genuine incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. Once you put this premium Blackwing pencil to paper you sense its beauty as it lays down a smooth line of graphite. As you write down your Ideas, sketch, or doddle on the page you will share in the embodiment of this wonderful pencil-and a long history of excellence.

Come into The Penthing and take a look at the Palomino Blackwing pencil collection. The PenThing also carries the Blackwing Pencil Point Guards and the Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener. Now you can carry you Blackwing in vintage a Twist Bullet Pencil for your everyday carry, which is also available. So stop in and say hello and celebrate the Palomino Blackwing in style. Hope to see you! Brian

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