Blackwing Pencil Collections

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Blackwing 602 12pc - “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed." Gunmetal finish and firm graphite. Iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a pink eraser.

The iconic Blackwing 602 was the pencil of choice for John Steinbeck, Chuck Jones, and countless others before it was discontinued. In 2011, we brought it back. The Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed,” a gunmetal grey finish and iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a pink eraser. 

Blackwing 602 pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil cup.

 

Blackwing Eras 2023 12pcRetro design inspired by the Van Dyke 601. Each box includes 12 special edition pencils with a yellow barrel, dark grey ferrule with a gold band, a red eraser, our firm graphite, and a “PULL OUT CLAMP TO LENGTHEN ERASER” imprint.

This special edition pencil is the fourth entry in our Blackwing Eras series - honoring Blackwing's heritage with designs inspired by the Blackwing 602's unique history.

The Blackwing Eras (2023 Edition) pencil sports a retro design inspired by the Van Dyke 601. Each box includes 12 special edition pencils with a yellow barrel, dark grey ferrule with a gold band, a red eraser, our firm graphite, and a “PULL OUT CLAMP TO LENGTHEN ERASER” imprint.

In 2020, we launched our first Eras pencil celebrating 10 years of the Blackwing revival with a design pulled straight from the 1930s. In 2021, we released our second Eras pencil paying tribute to the Palomino pencils that inspired the Blackwing revival. Then in 2022, we honored the arrow-punched ferrule found on Blackwing pencils in the mid-20th century.

Blackwing Matte (Soft) 12pc - Matte black finish and our soft graphite. Iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a black eraser.

Ideal for musicians, woodworkers and anyone who prefer a soft, dark line, the Blackwing Matte is the softest of the four core Blackwing models. Each pencil features a timeless matte black finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and black eraser.

Blackwing Matte pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that also doubles as a pencil cup.

 

 

Blackwing Pearl Pink (Extra Soft) - Pearlescent pink finish with balanced graphite. Iconic square Blackwing ferrule, silver imprint, and bright blue eraser.

The pink Pearl colorway is a new addition to our core Blackwing pencil line-up. Each pencil contains the same balanced and smooth graphite core found in our other Pearl pencils. It is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing Matte, a favorite among calligraphers and illustrators. Each pencil features a pearlescent pink finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule, silver imprint, and bright blue eraser.

 

 

Blackwing Volumes 651 - Bruce Lee - Tribute to Bruce Lee. Black and yellow striped design inspired by his iconic look and contains extra-firm graphite.

Despite his image as an international movie star and acclaimed martial artist, Bruce Lee was a philosopher at his core. His pocketbooks contained everything from dance routines, to uplifting self-affirmations and deep life-shaping wisdoms. While his oeuvre is filled with classic films, his crowning achievement may have been his art known as Jeet Kune Do.

In a note to his students, Bruce Lee wrote “the art of Jeet Kune Do is simply to simplify.” He believed in honesty in all actions and championed a freedom of expression that had never been seen in the world of martial arts. Jeet Kune Do was designed for combat, but its tenets can be applied to the challenges of everyday life; “using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation.”

The Blackwing 651 is a tribute to the legendary Bruce Lee. Both simple and direct, each pencil features a black and yellow striped design that takes its cues from the philosophies of Jeet Kune Do. The number 651 is derived from 651 S. Weller Street in Seattle, where Bruce Lee opened his first formal school. The extra-firm graphite is ideal for writing notes, including those to your future self, whenever inspiration strikes.

Blackwing Colors - Set of 12 colors. Genuine Incense-cedar with a soft and smooth Japanese wax color core.

Blackwing Colors were designed specifically for coloring. Each pencil is made with Genuine Incense-cedar and includes a unique soft and smooth Japanese wax color core. Each pencil also features the same semi-hexagonal barrel found in our graphite pencils and a metal end cap that adds a bit of weight, giving the pencils a comfortable, balanced feel. 

Each set includes 12 colors: Pink, Red, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Light Blue, Blue, Violet, Brown, Black, and Silver.

 

Blackwing Volume 17 - Blackwing 17 examines the mindful practice of gardening. Earth-toned color palette: olive green finish, dark brown ferrule and imprint, burgundy eraser. Features our Balanced graphite and a 10cm ruler stamped into the barrel to chart your plant growth.

Gardens have long been a place for meditative contemplation. They provide us with an escape from a world that constantly demands our attention.
Gardening has been proven to uplift spirits and lower stress and anxiety. It provides us with an opportunity for new growth, a meaningful routine, and a template for nurturing other aspects of our lives. Just as there are 17 essential nutrients for healthy plant growth, there are many essential “nutrients” for a fulfilling life. Keeping a garden allows us to tend to ourselves with love, happiness and purpose.
Blackwing 17 examines the mindful practice of gardening. Each pencil features an earth-toned color palette: olive green finish, dark brown ferrule and imprint, and burgundy eraser. Each pencil also sports our balanced graphite and a 10cm ruler stamped into its barrel you can use to chart the growth of seedlings in your plant log.

Blackwing Volume 57 - Jean-Michel Basquiat -  Blackwing 57 is a tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat and his boundary pushing art. Set of 12 special-edition pencils. Contains soft graphite.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism.

The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat’s art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.

The Blackwing 57 is a tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat and his boundary-pushing art. The number 57 is a reference to 57 Great Jones Street in New York City, where Basquiat created some of his best-known works.

Blackwing 57 contains our soft graphite. Set of 12 special-edition pencils.

Blackwing Volume 2 - Volume 2 acknowledges that art brings about change. It features a special cracked Glow-in-the-Dark design and an all-new 2X Firm Graphite specially formulated for this release.

In 1973, art found itself at the forefront of a cultural shift. The United States military had just pulled out of Vietnam after nearly two decades and midcentury optimism had given way to uncertainty. Art, even when created for mass appeal, took on a darker tone. 1973's highest-grossing movie - The Exorcist - and top-selling album - Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon - gave us a glimpse into the cultural landscape of the time.

The following year, a new wave of art - films like Chinatown and albums like Bob Marley’s Natty Dread - shined a light on a broken system. And gave us the tools to understand it. Art reflects the world around us and helps us process complex issues so that we can move forward. Leonard Cohen once said “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Art creates cracks in the world’s darkest places, letting in the light of knowledge.

Fifty years later, the Blackwing 2 acknowledges art’s role in bringing about change. Each pencil features a cracked glow-in-the-dark design that plays on the duality of art and the challenging realities that inspire it. Each pencil also includes our firmest graphite yet - a special 2X firm graphite formulated specially for this release.

Blackwing Walnut Gift Set - Round-grain Walnut box with a cork-lined interior. Comes with 24 Blackwing Pencils (Matte, 602, Pearl, Natural or Mixed Set with 6 of each) and our One-Step Long Point Sharpener.

Each Walnut Box is crafted from beautiful high-quality round-grain Walnut wood. This box features a satisfying magnetic closure and a soft cork-lined interior to protect the goods inside. The Walnut Box comes with your choice of 24 Blackwing Matte pencils, 24 Blackwing 602 pencils, 24 Blackwing Pearl pencils, 24 Blackwing Natural pencils, or 6 of each and our popular One-Step Long Point Sharpener. 

 

 

Blackwing Rustic Box Set - Aged pine box with black cork interior. Comes with 12 Matte, 602, Natural, Pearl or Mixed Set (3 of each) pencils and a Grey Two-Step Long Point Sharpener.

The Blackwing Rustic Box features your choice of 12 Blackwing Matte pencils, 12 Blackwing 602 pencils, 12 Blackwing Pearl pencils, 12 Blackwing Natural pencils, or 3 of each, plus our reliable Two-Step Long Point Sharpener inside of a rustic gift box. The aged pine box slides open to reveal the Blackwing pencils and a black cork-lined interior.

All Rustic Boxes now come with our Grey Two-Step Long Point Sharpener.

 

Blackwing Reporter Pad (Ruled, Set of 2) - Set of 2. Measures 3" x 6.25" x 0.5", 80 sheets of 80GSM paper, Black card-stock cover, wire binding and secured with a durable elastic band. Available in blank, ruled, dot-grid, and graph paper.

Our take on the classic report pad is perfect for any type of project or note-taking, sketching, and writing on the move.  Each Blackwing Reporter Pad measures 3" x 6.25" x 0.5" (about the size of a smartphone), so it fits easily in your pocket or bag and will always be ready to go.

Each Reporter Pad features a black card-stock cover that wraps over the wire binding and is secured with a durable elastic band, giving the pad a clean look while protecting its contents. Each Reporter pad includes 80 sheets of 80GSM paper available in blank, ruled, dot-grid, and graph paper types. Blackwing Reporter Pads come in sets of 2. 

 

Blackwing Pencil Gold Point Guard - Made from lightweight, machined aluminum to keep your pencil safe.

The Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets wherever you’re going in one piece. Crafted out of lightweight, machined aluminum, the Point Guard goes over the point of your Blackwing pencil, keeping it safe in your bag, pocket, or pencil roll. The tip of your pencil “floats” inside the cap to protect your point against unexpected drops or jams.

 

 

Blackwing Slate Notebook - A6 hardcover notebook (105 x 148 mm), 160 pages of 100 GSM ivory paper, grey matte cover, signature lay-flat binding, loaded with a Blackwing 602 pencil.

The small Blackwing Slate is an A6 hardcover notebook (105 x 148 mm, or half the size of our Medium Slate) that can fit comfortably in your pocket. It features 160 pages of 100 GSM ivory paper that is perfect for graphite or ink. 

Every Slate notebook features our signature lay-flat binding, matte cover, and pencil holster that comes loaded with a Blackwing pencil. The Small Slate is available in black, white, or grey, and with dot-grid, blank, ruled, or graph paper.

 

 

Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener - Creates a long, curved point that resists breakage. Made of durable machined aluminum and features a German steel blade.

The Blackwing One-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long, curved point that resists breakage. Its compact design is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or as a permanent part of your everyday carry. 

The body is made of durable machined aluminum and the sharpening unit features a German steel blade. The canister can hold three fresh sharpens before needing to be emptied. Learn more about our sharpeners on our Sharpener FAQ page