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Blackwing Pencils


The iconic Blackwing pencil in soft graphite (black) or extra-firm graphite (natural).

Replacement erasers are available and come in a pack of ten.

The Volumes are limited edition pencils; when they’re gone, they’re gone.

About the limited editions:

Vol. 3: In June of 1966, George Harrison met maestro Ravi Shankar in Bath, England. Harrison asked Ravi to teach him how to play the sitar, a task Ravi agreed to only after considerable hesitation. Their collaboration resulted in an explosion in the popularity of classical Indian music and culture in the United States and around the world.

The Blackwing 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday. It features our extra-firm graphite and a matte turmeric finish accented with a pattern inspired by one of Ravi’s iconic sitars. The pattern prominently features the ॐ (Om), a sacred Sanskrit symbol with three phonetic components that correlate to the waking, dream, and unconscious states of being.

Vol. 6: The Blackwing 6 celebrates independent businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit. Each set comes with six neon red and six neon blue pencils inspired by the iconic neon “Open” sign. Each pencil features a black ferrule, black imprint, and our soft graphite. The number 6 is a nod to the six Noble Gases which give neon lights their distinct colors. This release supports the Small Business Relief Fund as they work to help small businesses keep their lights on.

Vol. 223: “All you can write is what you see.” On February 23, 1940, Woody Guthrie scribbled these words at the bottom of a lyric. Above them was a song he had just written about the inequality he witnessed in his travels across the United States. This Land Is Your Land would go on to become one of the most poignant and iconic folk songs in history.

The Blackwing 223 is a tribute to Woody Guthrie and his immutable optimism. Each pencil features a design inspired by This Land’s “ribbon of highway,” “endless skyway” and “golden valley.” The matte black ferrule and earth-toned eraser are a nod to the many miles Woody traveled. A balanced graphite formulation works well for both writing and sketching so you, too, can fill your pages with what you see.

Vol. 64: The Blackwing 64 is a tribute to comic books and the minds that bring them to life. Each pencil features a halftone design that’s a nod to the 64 color palette utilized in some of the earliest comics. It also features a unique doubled imprint inspired by comic book lettering. Its firm graphite is perfect for sketching a new character concept or writing a list of their super powers.

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Soft Graphite (Black), Extra-Firm Graphite (Natural), Extra Firm Graphite (Vol. 3), Firm Graphite (Vol. 64), Soft Graphite (Vol. 6), Balanced Graphite (Vol. 223), One-step Long Point Sharpener, Replacement Erasers (Black), Replacement Erasers (White), Replacement Erasers (Grey), Replacement Erasers (Pink), Replacement Erasers (Red), Replacement Erasers (Orange), Replacement Erasers (Yellow), Replacement Erasers (Green), Replacement Erasers (Blue), Replacement Erasers (Purple), Replacement Blades for One-Step Sharpener (Set of 3)