Blackwing 602 Pencil Set | Firm
There is something rather magical about pencils. After all, using a pencil is not simply about drawing or writing, it is an act that coaxes ideas into life. Blackwing 602 Firm is the epitome of the poetry and utility of the simple pencil.
There is something rather magical about pencils. After all, using a pencil is not simply about drawing or writing, it is an act that coaxes ideas into life. Blackwing 602 Firm is the epitome of the poetry and utility of the simple pencil. Made with California Cedar, the Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that delivers on the company’s promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” These pencils feature a gunmetal grey finish and the iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a pink eraser. These pencils are not just about function; they integrate art into the daily experience.
Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Leonard Bernstein, Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones, and Disney animator Shamus Culhane who, according to animation historian Charles Soloman, requested he be buried with his Blackwing 602.
Blackwing 602 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.
Blackwing 602 Pencil Set | Firm measures:
- Box: 8.25” L x 1.75” W x 1.75” H
- Each 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 One-Step Long Point sharpener (sold separately).