A STATIONERY ICON FOR THE AGES

The Blackwing 602 is proof that even something as simple as a pencil can change the world.

The Blackwing difference

Premium Japanese graphite crafted with clay for strength and wax for smoothness meets genuine Incense-cedar wood from California and Oregon that sharpens evenly and easily. Shaped in a semi-hex shape that's easy to grip, making a Blackwing exceptional amongst its kind.

Volumes limited editions

Each quarter, Blackwing comes out with a new limited edition pencil celebrating the people, places and events that have defined our creative culture. Paying tribute to everything from John Steinbeck’s writing ritual to Ada Lovelace’s contribution to computer science, the Volumes releases add a distinctive flair to Blackwing's already-iconic pencil.

The pencil loved by those who know

You can judge this pencil by the company it keeps. Legends like The Grapes Of Wrath author John Steinbeck, composer Leonard Bernstein, music legend Quincy Jones, theatre icon Stephen Sondheim and Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones were just some of the stars who swore by this humble pencil, with Disney animator Shamus Culhane even requesting to be buried with his beloved Blackwing 602.

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The legendary Blackwing is not just any pencil; it's an experience. Loved the world over for its quality, iconic shape, quality of...
The legendary Blackwing is not just any pencil; it's an experience. Loved the world over for its quality, iconic shape, quality of graphite and replaceable eraser, it has inspired the creative work of many throughout the ages. In this article we share the history of the Blackwing, some of the special Volumes Limited Editions and a quide to the lead and shade...
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