Blackwing Pearl Balanced Pencil Set
The Blackwing Pearl features a pearl white finish, black imprint and eraser, and a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing.
The Blackwing Pearl features a pearl white finish, black imprint and eraser, and a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing Palomino. Every Blackwing Pearl pencil features the iconic square Blackwing ferrule design & block eraser, a thick, pearl white finish and crisp, gold imprint, and a cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily. The specially formulated, Japanese graphite is what makes it write smoothly.
Blackwing Pearl Pencils come in a 12-pack 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.
Each Blackwing Pearl Balanced Pencil measures 8 inches long.
Safety & Care
- Made from genuine Incense-cedar, Japanese graphite, and aluminum ferrule.
- Works best with Blackwing dual sharpener (sold separately).