I used to reach for a pen or mechanical pencil, now I reach for a Blackwing pencil. The 602 pencil writes with a firm, dark line and it feels unbelievably good against paper. It delivers on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.”
Blackwing pencils were introduced in the 1930s by Eberhard Faber. The brand changed hands a few times and in 1998 they were discontinued. Devoted fans paid premium prices for any pencil they could find until Palomino re-introduced Blackwing pencils a few years ago.
This Blackwing pencil has a gray/taupe finish, a squared-off ferrule with a removable/replaceable black eraser.
Sold in a pack of 12.
NOTE: Blackwing does not allow online retailers to sell pencils individually. Dang! I can sell them individually when I teach classes, in person. If the company finds a retailer violating their rules, they won’t sell to them anymore.