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Palomino - Blackwing 602 Pencil


"I have found a new kind of pencil, the best I have ever had ... I think I will always use these. They are called Blackwings." 

John Steinbeck, The Paris Review, Fall 1975

Simply put, the Blackwing is just about the best pencil ever made.

Favoured by greats from Disney animators to Stephen Sondheim to, well, Barry Manilow actually the Blackwing was until quite recently a legend on the decline and original unsharped pencils were fetching close to $100 on eBay if you could find one for sale.

Fortunately for us, in 2011 the California Cedar Company bought the rights to manufacturer a new generation of Blackwing Pencils to the original specifications... to the collective rejoicing of pencil lovers around the world.

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