The animators' pencil of choice for seven decades. This was the pencil used by the Nine Old Men, Chuck Jones, Andreas Deja, and Glen Keane.
The Blackwing's roots go back to the 1930’s when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil. Today, the Blackwing brand has been revived in the form of the firm and smooth Palomino Blackwing 602 (formulated to match the original) and the soft and smooth Palomino Blackwing Matte (softer than the original).
The Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” Its unique and iconic ferrule allows you to extend and replace its eraser after extensive use and even “hack” your pencil to give it a custom look.