|Item Weight||3.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8 x 2.5 x 0.6 inches|
|Item model number||103530|
|Manufacturer Part Number||103530|
Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencils - 12 Pack
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- PENCILS WITH HERITAGE – First created in the 1930’s, Blackwing built a cult following that included John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters. Discontinued in the 90’s, devotees paid as much as $40 a pencil. In 2010, we revived the Blackwing brand for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence.
- PERFECT FOR ILLUSTRATORS AND CALLIGRAPHERS – With our balanced and smooth Japanese graphite core, Blackwing Pearl pencils are perfect for illustrators, UI/UX designers, and woodworkers. Use for a line that is softer than the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the Blackwing, and all without excessive sharpening.
- UNIQUE ICONIC DESIGN – Blackwing’s unique and iconic rectangular erasers are synonymous with quality. Each of our pencils features a specially designed ferrule, allowing you to extend or replace the eraser.
- COMMITMENT TO QUALITY – Blackwing Pearl pencils are made with the finest materials in the world, including Genuine Incense-cedar from California and premium Japanese graphite.
- HOW WE GIVE BACK – A portion of the sales from all Blackwing products benefit the Blackwing Foundation, which funds and develops arts and music education at the K-12 level. Your purchase helps provide, among other things, the instruction, learning environment and instruments children need to participate in the Little Kids’ Rock Modern Band Program.
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The Blackwing Pearl is our balanced graphite pencil, with a graphite that is firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing, but softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602. Each Blackwing pencil is made with Genuine Incense-cedar from the forests of California and Oregon and smooth Japanese graphite. Blackwing Pearl pencils feature a pearl white finish, gold imprint, and iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a white eraser. Blackwing Pearl pencils come in packs of 12. Blackwing pencils were first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in the 1930’s. Their cult following included John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters. Over the years, the pencil with the unique rectangular eraser became synonymous with quality. However, due to cost cuts, they were discontinued in the 1990’s. That didn’t stop devotees from paying as much as $40 per pencil for unused stock. In 2010, we drew from nearly a century of experience to access the best materials in the world and bring Blackwing back for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence.
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I use both the Hi Uni and Blackwings for my drawings. I started drawing with the Blackings, and use the 602 as a 2B, Pearl - 3B and Blackwing - 4B. Later, I bought and used the Hi Uni's 2H, HB, 6B, and 10B. (I only recently became aware of the Palomino Mixed grade pencils, which I would like to try some time) If I must use only one pencil for a sketch or drawing then I would likely choose the 602. If I'm given a choice of 2 it would be the 602 and the Blackwing. Note: I find that the Pearl is very close in blackness to the 602 and I have a hard time discerning the difference.
In the attached image, I used all three Blackwings: 602, Pearl, and Blackwing.
I must give props to the seller, Palomino. When I received my shipment, there were 2 pencils where the eraser ferrell was glued to the eraser bracket making the removal of the eraser nearly impossible. They responded immediately to my concern and promptly sent me replacements + 2 more for good measure. Now that's great service and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Palomino.
The Blackwing line In order from lightest to darkest is: 602, Pearl, Traditional. And I've found that the Pearl is the best compromise. It's the perfect mix of tip strength and dark lines. If you've read the hype, you might have heard that you get darker lines with less pressure with Blackwing pencils. Indeed, versus a regular $0.20 HB pencil, the writing experience is a night and day difference. You can write faster and with much less effort--almost as if you were using a rollerball pen. Is it worth 10x the price? Probably not. But if you've read this far, you're probably the kind of person who could appreciate the improvement in quality--irrespective of price.
I replaced the erasers with Palomino's green replacements, which I think look great against the gold and white. But the stock black ones look sleek too. Unfortunately, neither is very good at actually erasing--you should get a dedicated eraser for that. But the flat shape keeps the pencil from rolling (more-important than you'd expect) and also gives it that characteristic look that is always a conversation starter--especially in today's high-tech world. (What's a pencil, anyway?)
I learned about this brand by accident and decided to look them up. I decided on this version, the balanced version, instead of the soft version because I understood that they were still very dark and smooth but held their point a wee bit longer. I am almost done with my first pencil and I'm in love! I've been having a blast drawing with this pencil. It's so smooth and my drawing feel less stiff than they did when I used the mechanical pencil. Also, there is no scratchiness I ran into with some other types of pencils.
I highly recommend them.
Edit: I forgot to mention, I almost wish they would make these a little cheaper by not including the eraser. It's convenient but I have a better eraser I use instead for drawing anyway.
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The graphite is very firm and lays down a serious line. My wife loves using these for journalling.Read more