from Palomino Brands
• made in Japan
• genuine California Incense-Cedar body
• highest quality Japanese graphite core
• rectangular replaceable eraser
• 20cm long, 0.75cm diameter
Blackwing 602 (grey) - firm & smooth
Blackwing (black) - soft & smooth
Blackwing Pearl (white) - balanced & smooth
Blackwing 1138 (barcode) - soft
Blackwing 530 (gold) - extra firm graphite
Blackwing 205 (green jade (OUT OF STOCK) or white jade) - firm & smooth
The Blackwing 1138 salutes the film "A Trip to the Moon" and all things sci-fi. Using a process known as movie barcoding, the entire film is compressed into individual bands of color and applied it to the barrel of the pencil.
The Blackwing 530 celebrates the eureka moments of the creative process. Its gold barrel and striped gold ferrule symbolize the feeling of “striking gold” when that moment hits. The model number 530 is a tribute to Sutter’s Mill, California Historical Site No. 530, where gold was first discovered.
The Blackwing 205 celebrates travel & the creativity it inspires.
In 138 BCE, Chinese explorer Zhang Qian set out on an expedition west. The journey lasted more than 13 years and laid the foundation for the Silk Road, a trade route that was instrumental in opening up communication between Asia and Europe. From around 120 BCE to the 1450’s CE, explorers like Zheng He, Marco Polo and Jorge Alvarez used the Silk Road to trade goods, share ideas, and spread artistic influences throughout a myriad of different cultures.
One of the most prominent goods traded along the Silk Road was jade. Besides its natural beauty, jade was believed to protect its owner in their travels, encourage creativity and stimulate mental agility. The trade of jade introduced people to cultures they were unfamiliar with, an experience that can challenge the mind and inspire the soul.
Blackwing 205 is available in green jade or white. The number 205 references the molecular weight of jadeite, the most sought after form of jade.