Every Special Edition Volumes set of 12 pencils comes with a story. This is the story that goes with these very special pencils:
The ancient art of surfing arrived on the coast of northern California in 1907, but it wasn’t until surf icon Duke Kahanamoku popularized the sport on the beaches of southern California in the decades that followed that it really took hold. Duke popularized surfing along California’s 840 mile coast, but the lifestyle left in his wake has influenced people around the world.
The Blackwing 840 is a tribute to Duke Kahanamoku and the enlightened lifestyle he helped cultivate through surfing. It features a sea green barrel with a gold foil accent in the shape of the California coastline. It also features our balanced graphite and a gold eraser clip.
I will use these pencils with a light touch on fabric. They also are lovely to write or sketch with on paper.
PS: If you have ever visited Waikiki Beach, you may have seen the bronze statue of the Duke, draped with colorful flower leis.
These pencils are sold only in sets of 12 pencils per box.