Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils WBK Eraser
This is my second box; I needed replace those that I've given away to friends and family members who borrowed a pencil and were wowed. These write smoothly, have ample erasers, sharpen well, and are of high quality. Although they are expensive, they are the best pencils I've used.
August 2, 2014
Looks like I got an off batch
The first few pencils were great, clearly echoing everyone's positive opinions. Then I hit a batch of maybe 4 or 5 pencils in which the whole ferrule would come off the pencil. Seems as though those pencils didn't have enough time for the glue to cure. I'm on my last two pencils which have been great, but for the price all 12 pencils should have been perfect.
May 10, 2015
Best pencil for writing
This pencil produces a very smooth and accurate line on any type of paper. Have no idea how John Steinbeck went through sixty of these a day because they really last and they write better on a dull point then most pencils write on a sharp one. The only flaw is that the eraser is not as good as a polymer one; in performance only. Had no problems with the eraser getting loose or falling out just doesn't erase as well as polymer.
January 1, 2015
Rolls Royce of Pencils
I bought these to use on the bar exam. These are easy to sharpen and the point doesn't break during sharpening. I quit using pencils long ago because of inferior quality and workmanship. However, one needs to use pencils on the bar exam so I took a chance on these and "test drove" them before the exam. These pencils are first rate and caused me no problems when I was working on the exam.
November 27, 2014
I echo everyone... these are the best pencils ever made. Makes me want to write everything from my shopping list to my next novel or concerto. Worth every penny. And from the best purveyor of writing instruments at reasonable prices that there is.
November 21, 2014
Great writing pencil, eraser lacking
What can I say, I'm still one of the young adults out there who prefers to write with a quality pencil as to a pen or mechanical pencil. These pencils are smooth, dark, and smell great. Paint job is very thick and shiny! Pencil writes like a nice gel pen.
The only thing lacking about this pencil is the eraser. For such a quality writing pencil and frankly expensive pencil, the eraser should be of a better quality. I always use an independent eraser as to the one on the pencil. So palomino if you are reading this review, please make the eraser better!!!
October 30, 2014
A nostalgic favorite
My dad loved these pencils years ago as a draftsman, and I remember using them as a child. They don't roll away! I ordered a box and split them with my dad, who was surprised to see them again.
Twenty dollars seems high for a dozen pencils, even compared to other quality brands.
June 29, 2014
Love this pencil. Doesn't cause writing fatique because it writes so smoothly. They are pricey but I think they're worth it. I bought two boxes. I'm a writing teacher and I like writing in pencil (vs pen). Levenger delivery is super fast. Got Fed Ex delivery in 2 days.
March 22, 2014
This pencil writes so easy. I love the gentle quality. Its perfect! I love the act of writing with fountain pens but after trying the Blackwing 602 I've switched over.
December 14, 2013
Writing should have a style, these pencils supply the style. Witting should be smooth the Blackwing supply the smooth.
That feel when you write, the look, old school class and function. They came through.
December 7, 2013