A musician friend of ours introduced us to Blackwing pencils- it's the only pencil she will use when working on scores. Great for anyone who enjoys a fine pencil. The graphite is neither too soft, not too hard. The sound of the graphite running across the page is divine, the resulting strokes, perfect. The pencil is only made MORE perfect with the addition of the Blackwing Two-Step Long Sharpener, which we also carry. This manual sharpener features two sharpeners- one for the wood, and another one for the graphite. This means, you get an ultra sharp point each time, without the graphite breaking halfway through your sharpening. I had never experienced this type of sharpener before, and I will declare, it's a dream.
The iconic Blackwing 602 was the pencil of choice for John Steinbeck, Chuck Jones, and countless others before it was discontinued. In 2011, we brought it back. The Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed,” a gunmetal grey finish and iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a pink eraser.
Blackwing 602 pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil cup.