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Palomino Blackwing Boxed Gift Set

ITEM: AP9935
$150.00
A pencil purist’s delight: Palomino Blackwing Pencil Gift Set
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, as well as a modified version with a slightly softer, smoother lead for artists.

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. 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.

Here's what Co-Founder, Lori Leveen, has to say about this product:

"OK, I admit it, I'm a pencil fanatic. Maybe it's my perfectionism problem that leads me to endlessly erase and correct my scribbles. Anyhow, I'm also a frustrated artist (doodler, mainly), so I like that a pencil is more forgiving. Writing with the Palomino is like driving a fine car. For starters, its silky finish reminds me of the glistening paint on a BMW. Its hardware is machined beautifully, and tightly encases the replaceable eraser. which is a blade shape, allowing for a finer erasing area (key on my pricessless doodles). And replacing the eraser let's one use the pencil to the very end of its useul life. It comes with a handy sharpener, too. The beautiful, French made wooden gift box sits on a desk beckoning to be opened. Adding a name makes it a personalized gift, to be cherished and used for years to come. So, for those loved ones, or colleagues who love to write, draw, or doodle, the Palomino Blackwing is the pencil to have."

Read more on Steve Leveen's blog, The Well-Read Life™
  • - Set of 24 Palmonino pencils and a sharpener
  • - Gift Set includes 12 of each pencil plus a Long Point Sharpener
  • - Pencils have a graphite core with cedar wood casing
  • - Hexagonal shape of each pencil won’t roll off your desk
  • - Oblong rectangular erasers are removable, fully extending their use
  • - 602 Firm pencils have black erasers; Soft pencils have white erasers
  • - 602 Firm pencils are embossed with gold lettering: “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.”
  • - Each pencil: 7 7/8L x 1/2 diameter, 0.22 oz
  • - Long Point Sharpener has two 8mm sharpeners
  • - On the left of the sharpener, it first sharpens the wood
  • - On the right, it then sharpens the graphite to a long precision point
  • - Wood box of the Gift Set is accented in black leather, and is made in France
  • - 11 7/8W x 3 3/8D x 1 7/8H; 1.2 pounds
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