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, Palomino revived the Blackwing brand for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence.
With their soft and smooth Japanese graphite core, Blackwing pencils are perfect for writers, musicians, and everyday users. Use when you want a soft, dark line without excessive sharpening. Blackwing Palominos are the softest of the three core Blackwing models.
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.