Blackwing & Independent Bookstore Day have teamed up to create this limited edition set to celebrate independent bookstores and the printed word. Each pencil features a design inspired by the spine of a book and includes a book-loving message and Black-wing’s firm graphite. Each box is beautifully designed to match the pencils and includes a pro-indie message.


$24.95
SKU: 820933110245

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.


$24.95
SKU: 820933110528

A favorite of calligraphers and illustrators, the Blackwing Pearl includes a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing Matte. Each pencil features a classic pearl white finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and white eraser. 

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


$24.95
SKU: 820933110252

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.


$24.95
SKU: 820933110917

The Blackwing Natural includes our popular extra-firm graphite that works well for extended writing and detailed line work. Each pencil features an exposed Incense-cedar barrel with a subtle clear matte finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and grey eraser. 

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


$22.95
SKU: 820933110764

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.


$24.95
SKU: 820933110955

In 1887, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World tasked Nellie Bly, a yet unknown journalist, with investigating the insane asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s Island. The resulting series, which she titled “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” is one of the earliest and most iconic examples of unbiased investigative journalism. It uncovered the brutal conditions in which patients were forced to live, and shined a spotlight on the misconceptions surrounding mental illness.

The Blackwing 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly - and investigative journalists like her - who keep citizens informed, and give them a voice. It features a matte grey newsprint finish, dark grey imprint, silver ferrule, dark grey eraser, and extra-firm graphite. The number 10 represents the ten days Miss Bly spent investigating a story that has impacted countless lives.


$24.95
SKU: 820933110979

In 1947, Jackie Robinson was called up to the Major Leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier and providing much needed momentum to the desegregation movement that extended well beyond baseball.

The Blackwing Volume 42 is a tribute to Jackie Robinson and those who pursue their passions, creative or otherwise, regardless of the obstacles in their way. It features our balanced graphite, a blue imprint and eraser, road gray ferrule, and the iconic red 42.


$24.95
SKU: 820933111044

The ancient art of surfing arrived on the coast of northern California in 1907, but it wasn’t until surf icon Duke Kahanamoku popularized the sport on the beaches of southern California in the decades that followed that it really took hold.

The Blackwing 840 is a tribute to Duke Kahanamoku and the enlightened lifestyle he helped cultivate through surfing. It features a sea green barrel with a gold foil accent in the shape of the California coastline. It also features our balanced graphite and a gold eraser clip. Duke popularized surfing along California’s 840 mile coast, but the lifestyle left in his wake has influenced people around the world. 


$24.95
SKU: 820933111167

“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. 

Woody is often depicted in sepia tones reminiscent of the Dust Bowl, but his artistic palette extended much further. He filled composition notebooks and day planners with sketches, poems and paintings on his countless journeys. His art was playful and vibrant, despite its often gritty content. He described his fusion of old compositions and new ideas as a mashup of “what is” and “what could be.” Woody believed we could be better, and used his creations to inspire people to believe the same. 

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. We used our balanced graphite formulation that works well for both writing and sketching so you, too, can fill your pages with what you see.


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.


The Blackwing Two-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long point using a two-step sharpening process. The first hole sharpens the wood and the second hole precisely sharpens the graphite core. 

Each sharpener features a matte rubberized finish for added grip and German steel sharpening blades. The sharpener can hold three fresh sharpens before needing to be emptied.


$9.95
SKU: 820933150029

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.


The (Il)Legal Pad is our take on the 8.5” x 11” legal pad. It features 50 sheets of high-quality 80 GSM ivory paper, similar to the paper found in our Slate notebooks. The pages are sewn-bound and perforated, so they only tear away when you want them to. It comes in a set of 2.

John Steinbeck famously used legal pads to pencil his novels. What will you create with yours? 


The Blackwing Starting Point Set is the perfect way to introduce someone to Blackwing.

EACH SET INCLUDES:

  • 4 Blackwing pencils with a range of Soft, Balanced, Firm and Extra-firm graphite
  • 2 Point Guards that keep your pencil from breaking on the go
  • 1 Black Long Point Sharpener that uses a two-step process to first sharpen the wood before precision sharpening the graphite
  • 2 packs of our Replacement Erasers to ensure your pencil is always functional


 

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