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Palomino - Blackwing Volumes 24 Pencil

The Volume 24 pencil is all-black from barrel to eraser as John Steinbeck favoured black pencils to avoid distraction when writing. The Volume 24 has a brand new graphite formulation perfect for extended writing and with a firm point that sharpens without sacrificing much, if any, darkness. John Steinbeck believed in the benefits of rituals, and started his day with a ritual that this limited edition Blackwing pays tribute to. Before putting pencil to paper, he would sharpen 24 pencils and place them point up in first of two identical wood boxes. Each pencil lasted just long enough to dull its point; usually the pencil would last four or five lines, before being placed in the second box, point down. After all 24 pencils had progressed from one box to the other, John would resharpen each pencil and begin the process again. According to Thomas, some days John would use over 100 pencils. But every day started with 24 pencils and the sound of the pencil sharpener. Made in Japan with Genuine Incense Cedar, it is amazingly smooth and beautiful. Palomino IS the worlds best pencil. The Blackwing is recommended for drawing, sketching and shading. If you want a writing pencil, check out the Palomino Blackwing 602.
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