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Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12)

Price: $22.00
Item: AP9915
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The softer side of the Palomino Blackwing Pencil
Pencil aficionados from John Steinbeck to Thomas Wolfe to E.B. White have sung the praises of the Palomino Blackwing 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, now in a modified version with a slightly softer, smoother lead for artists.
  • Graphite core with cedar wood casing
  • Hexagonal shape won’t roll off your desk
  • Oblong rectangular white eraser is removable, fully extending its use
  • 7 7/8L x 1/2 diameter; 0.22 oz
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Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12)
 
4.9

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5.0

fun to use

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from Chicago

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        Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

        Got these for my sister for Xmas and then took 3 for myself! She loved them and we both remarked how fun they were to use. They show up almost as dark as ink on paper.

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        • 45 - 54
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        5.0

        Wonderful drawing pencils

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        from Afton, Tennessee

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              Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

              In addition to various Levenger pens and inks to write my short stories, I also draw. These pencils are some of the best I have ever used for sketching out a future pen and ink drawing. The super soft leads create wonderful shadows and contours of my models. I also like the flat, removable erasers. They erase well and easily trimmed for sharp edged erasures. Truly wonderful drawing instruments

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              • 55 - 64
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              5.0

              excellent. pencils

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              from Linden, NJ, USA

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                    Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                    I like to use pencils for writing lists. I find almost all pencils on the market inferior. The lead is not soft enough to write a fairly dark, legible script. Also the erasers do not erase well. They leave behind what was written and/or residue, (streaks). These are excellent on all points. The lead, (sorry, graphite), leaves a fairly dark, crisp script. Also, the erasers erase completely. The pencils sharpen easily,(also, the graphite does not fall out after it is sharpened). Excellent product.

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                    • 55 - 64
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                    5.0

                    So smooth it is like wiring with gel

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                    from Charlottesville, VA

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                          Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                          These pencils are a joy to write with, They leave consistent, solid dark lines with even light pressure on the paper. I've pencila from several different orders, unlike mass-market pencils, the lead is consistently centered an sharpens to a sharp point without instantly cracking in the sharpener.

                          Not the cheapest pencil, but worth every penny. The only problem is keeping them from wa during out of my office by anyone who borrows one.

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                          5.0

                          PalominoAddiction

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                          from North suburban, IL

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                                Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                                I am totally hooked on these pencils of perfection! Using them makes every written chore, crossword puzzle, professional meeting, or just jotting down "to do" list more pleasurable. This is a splurge that is well worth the price. Those of us that appreciate the value of using pencils will understand. Enjoy! P.S. I have no intention of attending PA (Palomino Anonymous).

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                                5.0

                                High quality

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                                Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                                An excellent pencil I had found in England and now happy to find here. Super for sketching in either soft or hard versions; sharpen very well to very fine point or anything in between.

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                                5.0

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                                from LA

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                                      Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                                      Good dark print. Soft lead so writes well and super easy
                                      Doesn't smear

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Pencil for Lefties

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                                      from Maryland

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                                            Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                                            I ordered these pencils, the sharpener and a Circa Jr with Rhodia paper. I am very pleased with the combination of these pencils and paper. I am left-handed and pencils tend of smear as I write but not these.

                                            Another thing I love about these pencils is that the lead is centered. Many cheap pencils today don't sharpen well because the lead is not exactly centered so you end up with wood running down the side of the lead. Not these!

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                                            5.0

                                            GREAT GIFT IDEA ...

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                                            from Fort Lauderdale, FL

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                                                  Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                                                  I had heard that this was a great pencil by a co-worker, who is also an artist. Based on their recommendation I bought this item as a gift for a "pencil connoisseur" who had only rave reviews for the product.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Wonderful!

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                                                  from GA

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                                                        Comments about Palomino Blackwing Soft Pencils, Black Casing with White Erasers (Set of 12):

                                                        I use pencils everyday and I'm really picky (my once favorite Ticonderoga pencils are no longer as great as they once were--I don't know what happened to these inexpensive beauties). These Palomino pencils are fantastic! They are easy to write with, sharpen to a fine line and erase beautifully. They will be a staple on my desk now.

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