Blackwing Pencil Box of Twelve

Originally introduced in the 1930s the Blackwing was the pencil of choice for writers and artists such as John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones. With its smoother graphite formulation, ability to hold a point 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 and changing the signature pink eraser to white or black. We are pleased to offer what many have called the best pencil in the world.


Box of twelve


Please note, this is a softer version of the original Blackwing, most suitable for artists or those who like a creamier finish. For the original, firmer formulation please see the Blackwing 602. Shown with the Kum Brass Sharpener