Blackwing Pencils

View our range of Blackwing Pencils below

“Half the pressure, twice the speed” they say. Blackwing pencils are an iconic brand – but does the reality match the hype?

The list of celebrities who have used the4 Blackwing pencils is considerable: John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Quincy Jones, Vladimir Nabokov and Chuck ‘What’s Up Doc’ Jones, who used his Blackwing pencils to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters.

Made from Californian cedar wood and using a Japanese graphite, Blackwing pencils give excellent shade variation and maintain a good point. The unique flat square ferule and replacable eraser completes a fine writing instrument that will satisfy the professional writer and those who simply enjoy the best. We’re super excited to become UK Blackwing pencils suppliers.

What makes Blackwing Pencils so special ? Blackwing FAQ

History of Blackwing Pencils

Blackwing pencils were first made in the 1930. After a number of successive corporate takeovers, the brand was discontinued in 1998, but Blackwing pencils continued to be sought after, those stocks remaining attracting a premium price. In 2010 the brand was relaunched with care to maintian the qualities so prized in the past. It is produced in accordance with FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) guidelines. Palomino Blackwing pencils are again one of the most desired brands of pencils.

Where to buy Blackwing Pencils in UK ?

You can order Blackwing Pencils via our website or visit our shop located on the High Street in Shrewsbury, UK.

Where to buy individual Blackwing pencils in UK ?

A condition of their sale online is that they must be sold in boxes of 12.You can buy individual Blackwing pencils in our store on the High St in Shrewsbury, UK.

Are Palomino graphite cores different from other pencil leads?

There are three grades: the Blackwing 602 is the firmest, the Blackwing Pearl a medium and the regular Blackwing the softest. It is fair to say that all Blackwings are on the softer end of the HB scale.

– Blackwing 602 is similar to what you’d expect from a 2B lead.

– Blacking Pearl is at around a 3B graphite grade.

– Regular Blacking is the softest of all Blackings and is at around 4B lead grade.