The next chapter of the Blackwing pencil has been written! In the hands of giants like Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Sondheim, John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, extra smooth Blackwing pencils may have helped create more timeless works than any other creative tool in modern history. Eberhard Faber first introduced the Blackwing pencil in the 1930's. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, the Blackwing was discontinued... but certainly was not forgotten. In fact, avid fans began paying as much $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil. In 2010, Charles Berolzheimer, a sixth generation pencileer, revived the iconic pencil, both in its original form for hardcore devotees, as well as a modified version with a slightly softer lead for artists. No matter what your discipline may be, these tools will help you create your own legacy of greatness.
The new Palomino Pearl is ideal for in-between, all-rounder folks. The extra smooth lead is darker like a Blackwing, but retains the ability to hold a point like a 602. The pearly finish is light and lovely. Overall, a cool, slightly iridescent new take on two of smoothest-writing pencils we know.