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James & Blackwing: The Pencil Set

James & Blackwing: The Pencil Set

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Analog products for an overly-digitized world.

Color

Color Black + Bone + Slate

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Half the pressure, twice the speed.

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.

Product details

Genuine Incense-Cedar
Cased in Genuine Incense-cedar wood from California and Oregon that sharpens evenly and easily.
Smooth Japanese Graphite
Premium Japanese graphite crafted with clay for strength and wax for smoothness.
Iconic Blackwing Silhouette
The Blackwing’s iconic design gives it a timeless & distinct look.
Replaceable Eraser
A staple of Blackwing pencils, simply swap in a new one when the time comes.

Technical specifications

Quantity
12 pencils total (4 of each color)
Finish
Matte Black / Matte Gray / Matte White
Ferrule
Gloss Black
Eraser
Black / Gray / White
Imprint
Gloss Black
Graphite
Balanced
Wood
California Incent Cedar
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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.

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About the Partnership

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.

BLACKWING PENCIL BLACK writing

History of the Blackwing Pencil

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. 

ANALOG EXPERIENCES MATTER


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Reviewed by Elena M.
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Love the look!

I collect Blackwing pencils ad when I saw these, while looking for a gift for my son, I had to have them. All Blackwings are 5 stars for me!

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Reviewed by Susan D.
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Love these pencils

I’m a bookkeeper and I mainly use pencils. I have finally found one I really like.

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Best pencils ever

Best pencils ever

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Reviewed by Jay D.
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Cool gift

Unique gift idea. Coating on some of the eraser heads were already chipped

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Reviewed by christine p.
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The most gorgeous Blackwings

Loved these! They are so beautiful and make using a pencil everyday a luxury.

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