The James Brand and Blackwing have partnered to create a limited-edition box set, showcasing our shared belief that the difference is in the details, and that analog experiences matter.
The pencils feature a pearl graphite, giving it a balanced feel and delivering on the Blackwing promise of half the pressure, twice the speed. Once you've used a Blackwing, you'll never go back to standard pencils again.
We make knives and tools for people who live adventurously - for people like us. For those who aren’t content consuming other people’s stories, and who don’t wait around for other people to fix things. We're with you, from the pocket to the hand, and back again.
Blackwing pencils built a cult following among famed 20th-century artists, especially authors, animators, and musicians. They combined their iconic design with California Incense-Cedar and smooth Japanese graphite to create a truly exceptional experience.
The James Brand and Blackwing have partnered together to create this limited-edition box set, showcasing our shared belief that the difference is in the details, and that analog experiences matter.
Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones, and Disney animator Shamus Culhane who, according to animation historian Charles Soloman, asked to be buried with his Blackwing 602.
Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Over the years, the pencil with the unique rectangular eraser became synonymous with quality. Then, in 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.
In 2007, Blackwing introduced their Palomino range of pencils using Genuine Incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. Artists and writers started comparing them to their beloved Blackwing 602s, and folks began asking to revive the Blackwing brand. Blackwing tapped into over 100 years of family-run pencil industry experience to re-introduce the iconic brand in 2010.
In the 10 years since its revival, Blackwing has grown from a single pencil into a culture. It’s a culture that's all about living mindfully and finding balance in our fast-paced lives.
Blackwing Pencil Set
Blackwing been making the best pencil out there for years, great to see your collaboration with them
Functional, good looking and smooth to write...
Exactly what I ordered with fast shipping
Phenomal writing with these bad boys, they seem to last forever , holds its point for a long time, without a doubt the smoothest writing pencil I've ever used.