Originally introduced in the 1930s the Blackwing Pencil was the writing instrument of choice for writers and artists such as John Steinbeck, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones. With its smoother graphite formulation, great point retention and unique oblong eraser one could replace to extend use, the Blackwing quickly became a cult classic. When the machinery producing the eraser ferrule malfunctioned and it was deemed too expensive to repair, enthusiasts drove up the price of the suddenly-rare pencils to as much as $40 each.
Enter sixth-generation pencil manufacturer Charles Berolzheimer II who decided to recreate the Blackwing, tinkering with the graphite formulation for an even smoother finish, developing what many have called the best pencil in the world.
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