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Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12)

Price: $22.00
Item: AP9925
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
A pencil purist’s delight: Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil
Pencil aficionados from John Steinbeck to Thomas Wolfe have sung the praises of the Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil, which was originally created in the 1930s by Eberhard Faber. Many corporate acquisitions later and amid dropoff of pencil enthusiasm, this beloved pencil was discontinued...but not forgotten. Charles Berolzheimer II has brought it back in its original 602 form for devotees and architects.
About Palomino Blackwing
Some of the world’s most legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with Blackwing pencils. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters. Its roots go back to the 1930’s when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. 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. In 2010, Palomino revived the Blackwing pencil using genuine California incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. Claimed by many to be the best writing utensil in the world, Blackwing pencils are famous for the quality of graphite, iconic shape, replaceable eraser, and the men and women whose works they’ve inspired throughout the years.
  • Graphite core with cedar wood casing
  • Hexagonal shape won’t roll off your desk
  • Oblong rectangular black eraser is removable, fully extending its use
  • Embossed with gold lettering: “Half the pressure, twice the speed.”
  • 7 7/8L x 1/2 diameter; 0.22 oz
Shipping Savings
Pens:  Shipping is just $6 for any number of pens or pen stations
Ink Refills:  Cartridges and other refills ship free  (bottled ink is $4)

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Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12)
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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....Read complete review

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.

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Really unimpressed

I don't understand the hype around this product. I was disappointed to say the least. The pencils are promised to write more smoothly and at a quicker pace. I did not find that...Read complete review

I don't understand the hype around this product. I was disappointed to say the least. The pencils are promised to write more smoothly and at a quicker pace. I did not find that to be the case. I use them on my Circa agenda, which contains a good quality paper. I see no difference whatsoever between these pencils and the highest priced standard pencils I buy at the office supply store. In fact, I like the others better! I also bought the sharpener, which was equally disappointing.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I keep on buying this product

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from San Diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

Love,love, love the Palomno Blackwing 602 pencils. It takes little pressure on the pencil for you to write down you are thinking. They last a long time too.They sharpen to a real fine point in an electric pencil sharpener! I will not use another pencil, only my palomino 602, because nothing compares to them! They are absolutely the best pencils made!!! Sometimes I let people try my pencil, and if they are really wowed-/I give them the pencil. I also tell them where they can get more@Levenger.com. If they are really impresses I will give them the pencil. I guess I've given away 10 by now!! But they are the best pencils I've every used!!

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5.0

Best pencils I have ever used.

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from Michigan

Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

This is my second box. I love these pencils. They move along the paper so smoothly. I am left-handed and I never get the dark mark on my trailing fingers and no smudges on the paper.

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2.0

Looks like I got an off batch

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from Clear Lake, TX

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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.

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  • 25 - 34
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5.0

Best pencil for writing

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from York, PA

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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.

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  • 35 - 44
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5.0

Rolls Royce of Pencils

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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.

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5.0

The WriteStuff

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from Texas Hill Country

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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.

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  • 55 - 64
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4.0

Great writing pencil, eraser lacking

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from Houston, TX

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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!!!

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5.0

Ideal pencils

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from VA

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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.

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5.0

A nostalgic favorite

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from Middle of Illinois

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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.

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5.0

Best Pencil

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from Ohio

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Comments about Palomino Blackwing 602 Firm Pencils, Pearl Gray Casing with Black Erasers (Set of 12):

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.

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