Blackwing Matte Pencil Set | Soft
Ideal for musicians, woodworkers, and anyone who prefers a soft, dark line, the Blackwing Matte is the softest of the three core Blackwing models. The Blackwing Soft
Ideal for musicians, woodworkers, and anyone who prefers a soft, dark line, the Blackwing Matte is the softest of the three core Blackwing models. The Blackwing Soft pencil features a timeless matte black finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and black eraser, and a balanced & smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602 and the Blackwing Pearl. The specially formulated, Japanese graphite is what makes it write smoothly and a cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily.
Blackwing Matte Soft Pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil holder.
More to the Story
Blackwing’s roots date 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.
Artists soon noticed that Palomino’s range of premium pencils compared favorably to the Blackwing 602. They began asking Palomino to consider reviving the Blackwing brand, complete with its defining rectangular eraser. Palomino founder Charles Berolzheimer, whose family’s roots in the pencil industry date back to the mid 19th century, used the company’s unique supply relationships to re-introduce Blackwing pencils in 2010 featuring California Genuine Incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. The pencil has drawn rave reviews from users and national media attention.
In the last few years, Blackwing has grown from a single pencil into a culture. It’s a culture that encourages and empowers creativity in all forms, especially in our nation’s schools. In fact, a percentage of every Blackwing product sold benefits music and arts education at the K-12 level.
Balckwing Matte Pencil Set measures:
- Box: 8.25" L x 1.75" W x 1.75" H
- Pencil: 8" L
Safety & Care
- Recommended for ages 10+
- CHOKING HAZARD: Small parts, not suitable for children under 3 years old
- Made from California incense-cedar, Japanese graphite, and aluminum ferrule.
- Works best with Blackwing dual sharpener (sold separately).