from the Palomino Brands division of the California Cedar Products Company of the USA
Palomino Blackwing Volume 10001
• made in Japan
• genuine California Incense-Cedar unique five-sided “Gōkaku pencil” shape body
• red stain finish
• highest quality firm Japanese graphite core
• black rectangular replaceable eraser
• gold ferrule
• gold logo imprint
• 20cm long, 0.75cm diameter
The Palomino Blackwing is the world’s most famous pencil, favoured by artists, writers and professionals
since it was first launched in the 1930s.
Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship
to create an exceptional pencil.
Perfect to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea.
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When Tetsuya Miyamoto invented the KenKen® puzzle in his mathematics classroom in 2004, his goal was to improve his students’ problem solving and logic skills. He describes his method as “The Art of Teaching without Teaching,” and his dream is to make the world smarter with his invention.
Today, the KenKen® puzzle is the only puzzle printed daily alongside the New York Times Crossword. Puzzles like these inspire us to apply problem solving and logic in creative ways, letting our minds perform a beautiful dance between their left and right hemispheres.
Blackwing 10001 (壱万壱) pays tribute to Miyamoto Sensei’s puzzles and other creative ways of teaching and learning. 10001 is a numeral palindrome in Kanji as well as in Arabic numerals. It is also tied to one of Miyamoto Sensei’s favorite equations. The pencil features a red stained barrel, firm graphite, gold imprint and unique five-sided “Gōkaku pencil” shape.