Ideal for the writer who needs a pencil that will lay down a smooth, dark line every time. The Palomino Blackwing 602 was launched in October 2010 as a modern version of the iconic Eberhard Faber pencil that was favored by artists such as Stephen Sondheim and Chuck Jones. The Palomino Blackwing 602 boasts a sophisticated gunmetal gray finish while the iconic ferrule gives the pencil its unique look and houses a replaceable eraser. This set includes 12 Blackwing 602 pencils with erasers.
The Blackwing 602's genuine incense-cedar is sustainably harvested, so it's as good for the planet as it will be for your work. Illustrators and musicians may find the softer performance of the original Blackwing better suited to their needs.
Palomino is a division of California Cedar Products Company, the world’s leading supplier of wooden pencil slats. Cal Cedar has a rich history of developing extraordinary products through six generations of family stewardship.
When the original Blackwing Pencil, first introduced by Eberhard Faber in the 1930's, was discontinued, devotees were at a loss. It wasn't long before individual pencils were selling for as much as $40 on eBay. Recognizing the unparalleled quality of Palomino's products, Blackwing fans approached the company with the suggestion that they revive the iconic brand. The rest of the company's history, of course, is written in beautiful Blackwing graphite. Read more about the Blackwing story at Blackwing602.