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Blackwing Pencils

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Blackwing pencils were originally introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in the 1930s. Their cult following included John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters.

Despite this following, they fell victim to cost cutting measures in the 1990s and were discontinued. But, that didn’t stop devotees from paying as much as $40 per pencil to seize unused stock. In 2010, our company drew from nearly a century of experience in the pencil business to access the best materials in the world and bring Blackwing back for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence

Every pencil is made of graphite and wood. Only Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship to create an exceptional pencil. When you’re looking for the perfect pencil to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea, look for Blackwing’s distinct rectangular eraser.

 

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**BLACKWING VOLUME 2 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX

The following year, a new wave of art - films like Chinatown and albums like Bob Marley’s Natty Dread - shined a light on a broken system. And gave us the tools to understand it. Art reflects the world around us and helps us process complex issues so that we can move forward. Leonard Cohen once said “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Art creates cracks in the world’s darkest places, letting in the light of knowledge.

Fifty years later, the Blackwing 2 acknowledges art’s role in bringing about change. Each pencil features a cracked glow-in-the-dark design that plays on the duality of art and the challenging realities that inspire it. Each pencil also includes our firmest graphite yet - a special 2X firm graphite formulated specially for this release.

**BLACKWING VOLUME 710 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX - Coming Soon

The Blackwing 710 is our tribute to Jerry Garcia and his fusion of visual and musical expression. A slice of his painting “Curves & Lines” is printed on each pencil, which features our soft graphite that is ideal for both drawing and songwriting.

*BLACKWING - INDEPENDANT BOOKSTORE EDITION - 2023

Blackwing & Independent Bookstore Day have teamed up for 3rd consecutive year to create a new set of pencils exclusively for independent bookstores. Each year the interest and popularity of these limited edition pencils continues to grow. The pencils feature a design inspired by independent bookstores and the printed word.

*BLACKWING VOLUME 17 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX

Blackwing 17 examines the mindful practice of gardening. Each pencil features an earth-toned color palette: olive green finish, dark brown ferrule and imprint, and burgundy eraser. Each pencil also sports our balanced graphite and a 10cm ruler stamped into its barrel you can use to chart the growth of seedlings in your plant log.

*BLACKWING VOLUME 57 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX

Blackwing 57 is a tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat and his boundary pushing art. Set of 12 special-edition pencils. Contains our soft graphite.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of colour and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism.

*BLACKWING VOLUME 57 - LIMTED EDITION - Medium Slate Notebook

Medium Slate printed with one of Basquiat’s untitled skull paintings on the cover. Includes 160 pages of Blank paper with gold-gilded edges.

The special-edition Blackwing Volume 57 Medium Slate Notebook comes with a Blackwing 57 pencil and is printed with one of Basquiat’s untitled skull paintings on the cover. This medium A5 notebook features some original Basquiat illustrations printed on the inside and comes with 160 pages of high-quality 100 GSM Blank paper with gold-gilded edges.

*BLACKWING VOLUME 57 - LIMTED EDITION - Replacement Erasers

This special-edition set of 10 Blackwing Volume 57 Replacement Erasers comes with 3 Red, 3 Blue, 3 Yellow, and 1 Grey eraser.

BLACKWING VOLUME 192 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX

Blackwing 192 is a tribute to Lennon and McCartney and the estimated 192 songs they wrote together. The color prism design depicts the convergence of two powerful creative forces. A different Lennon-McCartney lyric is foil stamped on each pencil, for a total of twelve different lyrics in the set. Includes extra-firm graphite.

BLACKWING VOLUME 7 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX

From whistling mice and rascally rabbits, to pocket-sized monsters and talking sponges, animation has given life to countless memorable characters. It is a storytelling medium bound only by the limits of our imagination, giving it infinite possibilities.

The Blackwing 7 is a tribute to animation and the incredible stories it lets us tell. Each set of 12 pencils comes with six different designs. When stacked side by side and viewed through the included viewfinder, the pencils combine to become a seven frame “picket fence animation” of Chuck Jones’ iconic Wile E. Coyote.

Each pencil includes a black ferrule, gold clip, orange eraser, and our balanced graphite. 

*BLACKWING ERAS 2023 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX

This special edition pencil is the fourth entry in our Blackwing Eras series - honoring Blackwing's heritage with designs inspired by the Blackwing 602's unique history.

The Blackwing Eras (2023 Edition) pencil sports a retro design inspired by the Van Dyke 601. Each box includes 12 special edition pencils with a yellow barrel, dark grey ferrule with a gold band, a red eraser, our firm graphite, and a “PULL OUT CLAMP TO LENGTHEN ERASER” imprint.

BLACKWING ERAS 2022 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX

This special edition pencil is the third entry in our Blackwing Eras series - honoring Blackwing's heritage with designs inspired by the Blackwing 602's unique history. 

In 2020, we launched our first Eras pencil celebrating 10 years of the Blackwing revival with a design pulled straight from the 1930s. In 2021, we released our second Eras pencil paying tribute to the Palomino pencils that inspired the Blackwing revival.

This Eras pencil sports a retro design inspired by the arrow-punched ferrule found on Blackwing pencils in the mid-20th century. Each box includes 12 special edition pencils that feature a dark grey barrel, gold arrow-punched ferrule, gold imprint, red eraser, and our extra-firm graphite.

BLACKWING VOLUME 55 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX
The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio often found in nature, art, and design. It gives the world around us composition and symmetry that, for reasons we don’t fully understand, we find beautiful. It appears in the spiral of a seashell, the uncurling of a fern, and many other natural structures. When applied to the arts, it becomes a tool for creating balanced, organic works.
BLACKWING VOLUME 93 - LIMTED EDITION - Medium Slate Notebook

The Blackwing 93 is a tribute to educator, artist, and social justice advocate Corita Kent and her message to slow down and find gratitude in the everyday.

This limited edition medium Blackwing Slate notebook features 160 pages of high-quality, 100GSM Blank paper, a durable dual-sewn binding, and our signature matte hardcover. It also has a built-in pencil holster that comes loaded with a limited edition Blackwing 93 pencil.

Partial proceeds from this notebook will support continued work in art education through the Corita Art Center

BLACKWING VOLUME 651 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX
The Blackwing 651 is a tribute to the legendary Bruce Lee. Both simple and direct, each pencil features a black and yellow striped design that takes its cues from the philosophies of Jeet Kune Do. The number 651 is derived from 651 S. Weller Street in Seattle, where Bruce Lee opened his first formal school. The extra-firm graphite is ideal for writing notes, including those to your future self, whenever inspiration strikes.
Blackwing Pencil Eras - Palomino Blue - 12 Box
The Blackwing Palomino is the second entry into their Blackwing Eras series. It features their extra-firm graphite, along with a "Palomino orange" barrel, signature gold stripe, gold Blackwing Palomino imprint, gold ferrule, and white eraser inspired by the Palomino pencils that paved the way for the Blackwing revival. 
BLACKWING PENCIL VOL 223 - LIMITED EDITION - 12 Box
The Blackwing 223 is a tribute to Woody Guthrie and his immutable optimism. Each pencil features a design inspired by This Land’s “ribbon of highway,” “endless skyway” and “golden valley.” The matte black ferrule and earth-toned eraser are a nod to the many miles Woody traveled. We used our balanced graphite formulation that works well for both writing and sketching so you, too, can fill your pages with what you see.
BLACKWING  PENCIL 602 - 12 BOX
Praised in the New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and Boing Boing among others, the Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” Blackwing 602 pencils feature a gunmetal grey finish and iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a pink eraser. Blackwing 602 pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil cup.
BLACKWING  PENCIL MATTE - 12 BOX
Ideal for musicians, woodworkers and anyone who prefer a soft, dark line, the Palomino Blackwing is the softest of the four core Blackwing models. Blackwing pencils feature a timeless matte black finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and black eraser. Blackwing pencils come in packs of 12.
BLACKWING  PENCIL NATURAL - 12 BOX
The Blackwing Natural features an exposed Incense-cedar barrel with a subtle clear matte finish and our popular extra-firm graphite. Every Blackwing Natural features a gold imprint, grey eraser and the iconic square Blackwing ferrule. Blackwing Natural pencils come in packs of 12.
BLACKWING  PENCIL PEARL - 12 BOX
The Blackwing Pearl features a pearl white finish, gold imprint, white eraser, and a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing. Every Blackwing Pearl pencil features the iconic square Blackwing ferrule. Blackwing Pearl pencils come in packs of 12.
BLACKWING - COLOURS - 12 SET
Designed for people seeking creative balance away from the daily grind, each Blackwing Colors pencil features a unique soft and smooth colour core designed specifically for colouring. Each pencil features the same semi-hexagonal barrel found in our graphite pencils and a metal end cap that adds a bit of weight, giving the pencils a comfortable, balanced feel.
BLACKWING - ONE STEP -  LONG POINT PENCIL SHARPENER - BLACK
Our One-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long, curved point that looks beautiful and resists breakage. Its compact design is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or as a permanent part of your every day carry.  The body is made of durable machined aluminum and the sharpening unit features a German steel blade. The canister can hold three fresh sharpens before needing to be emptied.
BLACKWING - POINT GUARD SET - 3 pack
Both useful and stylish, the Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets to wherever you’re going in one piece. Crafted out of lightweight aluminum, the Point Guard goes over the point of your Blackwing pencil, keeping it safe in your bag, pocket, or pencil roll. It will fit snugly on the end of your Blackwing pencil as soon as it reaches the un-sharpened portion of the pencil. This means you only need to push the cap about 1/4 inch up the barrel of the pencil before it’s secure.
BLACKWING - TWO STEP -  LONG POINT PENCIL SHARPENER - BLACK
The Blackwing Long Point pencil sharpener is the perfect accompaniment to your Blackwing pencil. It creates a pin-point tip giving you exact precision when writing, shading or drawing
BLACKWING - TWO STEP -  LONG POINT PENCIL SHARPENER - GREY
The Blackwing Long Point pencil sharpener is the perfect accompaniment to your Blackwing pencil. It creates a pin-point tip giving you exact precision when writing, shading or drawing
BLACKWING - TWO STEP - LONG POINT PENCIL SHARPENER - WHITE
The Blackwing Long Point pencil sharpener is the perfect accompaniment to your Blackwing pencil. It creates a pin-point tip giving you exact precision when writing, shading or drawing
BLACKWING POINTGUARD - BRIGHT SILVER
Both useful and stylish, the Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets to wherever you’re going in one piece. Crafted out of lightweight aluminum, the Point Guard goes over the point of your Blackwing pencil, keeping it safe in your bag, pocket, or pencil roll. It will fit snugly on the end of your Blackwing pencil as soon as it reaches the un-sharpened portion of the pencil. This means you only need to push the cap about 1/4 inch up the barrel of the pencil before it’s secure.
BLACKWING POINTGUARD - GOLD
Both useful and stylish, the Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets to wherever you’re going in one piece. Crafted out of lightweight aluminum, the Point Guard goes over the point of your Blackwing pencil, keeping it safe in your bag, pocket, or pencil roll. It will fit snugly on the end of your Blackwing pencil as soon as it reaches the un-sharpened portion of the pencil. This means you only need to push the cap about 1/4 inch up the barrel of the pencil before it’s secure.
BLACKWING POINTGUARD - MATTE BLACK
Both useful and stylish, the Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets to wherever you’re going in one piece. Crafted out of lightweight aluminum, the Point Guard goes over the point of your Blackwing pencil, keeping it safe in your bag, pocket, or pencil roll. It will fit snugly on the end of your Blackwing pencil as soon as it reaches the un-sharpened portion of the pencil. This means you only need to push the cap about 1/4 inch up the barrel of the pencil before it’s secure.
BLACKWING STARTING POINT SET - New Version

The Blackwing Starting Point Set is the perfect way to introduce someone to Blackwing.

EACH SET INCLUDES:

  • 4 Blackwing pencils with a range of Soft, Balanced, Firm and Extra-firm graphite
  • 1 Blackwing One-Step Long Point Sharpener that creates a long, curved point that resists breakage
  • 1 pack of our Replacement Erasers to ensure your pencil is always functional
BLACKWING ONE-STEP SHARPENER REPLACEMENT BLADES
This set comes with three replacement blades for our One-Step Long Point Sharpener. Each blade is made with German steel designed to bend to the One-Step sharpener's unique concave shape.
BLACKWING TWO-STEP SHARPENER REPLACEMENT BLADES
Prolong the life and performance of your Blackwing Two-Step Long Point Sharpener with this set of three replacement blades. Precision-crafted from premium German steel, these blades are designed to keep your pencils sharp and your creativity flowing.
Blackwing - Handheld Eraser & Holder

We took the iconic design of our eraser clip and adapted it into a sleek handheld form that feels great to use. 

The eraser is made of a special soft material that erases the dark lines of our graphite cleanly and easily. The holder is made of durable aluminum that lets you get a solid grip while erasing. It also includes a jumbo-sized version of the iconic Blackwing clip, so you can extend the eraser as you use it.

Blackwing - Handheld Eraser - Replacement Erasers

These replacement erasers are designed to be used with our Soft Handheld Eraser + Holder. 

Each eraser is made of a specialized soft material that erases the dark lines of our graphite cleanly and easily. Use them with our durable aluminum holder that lets you get a solid grip while erasing. The jumbo-sized Blackwing clip also lets you extend the eraser as you use it.

BLACKWING - PENCIL EXTENDER
Breathe new life into those nubs you've been saving and prolong the lifespan of your Blackwings with the Blackwing Pencil Extender. The simple design allows the extender to slide into the clip of the existing Blackwing ferrule and will work with any Blackwing pencil model. Make your pencil use more sustainable by reducing waste.
BLACKWING - BLUE - Set of 4
Our Blackwing Blue pencil features a non-photo blue core that won’t show up in scans or photocopies. It also includes a matte blue barrel, gold ferrule, white imprint and eraser. Each set contains 4 Blue pencils.
BLACKWING - RED - Set of 4
Our Blackwing Red pencil features a vivid red core that’s perfect for marking, editing, and sketching. It also includes a matte red barrel, gold ferrule, white imprint and eraser. Each set contains 4 Red pencils.
Blackwing Pearl - 12 Pencil Set - Blue
The blue Pearl colorway is a new addition to our core Blackwing pencil line-up. Each pencil contains the same balanced and smooth graphite core found in our other Pearl pencils. It is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing Matte, a favorite among calligraphers and illustrators. Each pencil features a pearlescent blue finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule, silver imprint, and denim blue eraser
Blackwing Pearl - 12 Pencil Set - Pink
The pink Pearl colorway is a new addition to our core Blackwing pencil line-up. Each pencil contains the same balanced and smooth graphite core found in our other Pearl pencils. It is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing Matte, a favorite among calligraphers and illustrators. Each pencil features a pearlescent pink finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule, silver imprint, and bright blue eraser. 
BLACKWING VOLUME 20 - LIMITED EDITION - POINT GUARD
The Blackwing 20 celebrates tabletop games and the creativity they enable. This limited edition Volume 20 black point guard is inspired by a six-sided die used in tabletop games. Each side of the point guard features white pips numbering 1 through 6. You can roll this point guard like dice at your next game night or when you need help making a decision on the go.
BLACKWING VOLUME 20 - LIMTED EDITION - 12 BOX
Blackwing 20 celebrates tabletop games and the cherished moments they can create. Each pencil features a raised polyhedron design inspired by gaming dice and our firm graphite that is perfect for keeping track of hit points, or tallying a final score.
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