The pencil has been around in its basic form, a core of graphite encased in wood, since 1560. A cabinetmaker in Concord, Massachusetts made the first American wood pencils in 1812.
A pencil makes a mark that is easily erased, but otherwise resistant to moisture, most chemicals, UV rays, and natural aging. John Steinbeck, the famous author who wrote literary masterpieces such as The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, is said to have used as many as sixty pencils a day! Steinbeck, Truman Capote, Chuck Jones, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim were all users of the original Blackwing pencil, known for its uncommonly smooth writing lead and distinctive for its flat rectangular refillable erasers. We are proud to continue the tradition of Blackwing here in the shop.
In addition to the classic wood pencil, we carry mechanical pencils, lead holders, sharpeners, extenders, erasers and refill lead.
Blackwing Pearl (Box of 12)
Blackwing Pearl features a balanced and smooth writing that is softer than the 602 but firmer than the graphite found in the Matte Blackwing. Pearl white finish with gold imprint...
Vol 3 Ravi Shankar (Box of 12)
A tribute to the Godfather of World Music The Blackwing 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday. George Harrison met Ravi Shankar in Bath, England, 1966....
Replacement Erasers Blackwing
Blackwing Replacement erasers come in packs of 10
Point Guard Blackwing
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 602 (Box of 12)
Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite. Gunmetal grey finish Iconic square ferrule with pink eraser Firm graphite Comes in a box of 12 that doubles as a pencil...
Prime Timber Refill
A set of 5 refill leads in b for 2mm mechanical pencils by penco collection. Fits:- prime timber mechanical pencil by penco with silver fittings. Prime timber mechanical pencil by penco...
OHTO Sharp 2.0
OHTO Sharp 2.0 - A Mechanical Pencil with the classic look of a wooden pencil. Thick 2.0mm lead, advanced with a push of the eraser end. Wood body, pink rubber...
OHTO Sharp Mini
OHTO Sharp Pencil is a mini mechanical pencil with a hexagonal cedar pencil barrel, 5mm in diameter and 4 1/8" long. The lead extends from a brass tip with a useful pocket...
Vol 651 Bruce Lee (Box of 12)
Despite his image as an international movie star and acclaimed martial artist, Bruce Lee was a philosopher at his core. The Blackwing 651 is a tribute to the legendary Bruce...
Vol. 93 Corita Kent (Box of 12)
Corita Kent was an educator, artist, and social justice advocate who believed that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection, and change. The Blackwing 93 is a tribute to...
Inspired by drafting pencils, it’s 100% made in Japan from its smallest part. It has obviously high-quality and you can carry it around in your shirt pocket. It will be...
Natural Blackwing (Box of 12)
Blackwing Natural features an exposed incense-cedar barrel Clear matte finish with gold imprint Iconic square ferrule and grey eraser Extra-firm graphite Comes in a box of 12 that doubles as...
Matte Blackwing (Box of 12)
For anyone who prefers a soft, dark line, the Blackwing Matte is the softest of the four core Blackwing models. Matte black finish Iconic square ferrule and black erasure Soft...
Vol.200 Coffeehouse (Box of 12)
During the '50s and '60s, coffeehouses became synonymous with creativity and intellectualism. Each pencil features a metallic copper design inspired by classic copper coffee roasting machines found in many coffeehouses...
Blackwing 55 (Box of 12)
The Blackwing 55 celebrates the Golden Ratio. It’s a reminder to slow down and savor the beauty around us. Each pencil contains our balanced graphite and features a design inspired...
Lead Diameter 0.5 Mechanical Pencil
This mechanical pencil has a unique mechanism to guard the lead so it won't break when dropped from the desk. The handle is made of non-slip material. Eraser included.
Carpenter Pencil 3-Pack
7" Carpenter Pencils fit nicely in your coverall pocket or behind most ears, and won't roll away while you work. Three FSC-certified natural wood pencils with black type. Made in...
Vol 7 Animation(Box of 12)
The Blackwing 7 is a tribute to animation and the incredible stories it lets us tell. Each set of 12 pencils comes with six different designs. When stacked side by...
The Pencil Set - Standard Issue
Set of 6 - 2 Carpenter & 4 Hex NO. 2 Graphite wood pencils with gold foil stamping Gold ferrule with black erasers Black Kraft envelope packaging with string button...
Solid Brass Pencil
A pencil integrated with a brass holder made at a press factory in Japan. When not in use, the pencil is set inside the main unit, so you can carry...
Castell 9000 Pencil Set - Faber Castell
Set of six pencils with various lead hard and softness Made by Faber Castell
No. 2 Woodgrain Pencil 6-Pack
Lacquer-free renewable wood casing, recyclable aluminum ferrule, enviro-green degradable eraser and certified non-toxic imprint inks. Made in the U.S.A. Durable Materials.
Two-Step Long Point Sharpener
The Two-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long point using a two-step sharpening process, first sharpening the wood and then precision sharpening the graphite core. It features a matte rubberized finish for...
Blackwing Eras 2022
Limited-edition pencils with a retro design inspired by the arrow-punched ferrule. Features a dark grey barrel, gold imprint, red eraser, and our extra-firm graphite. Comes in a box of 12...
Vol. 192 Blackwing
Blackwing 192 is a tribute to John Lennon and Paul McCartney and the estimated 192 songs they wrote together. The color prism design depicts the convergence of two powerful creative...
Pencil Extender Blackwing
Breathe new life into those nubs you've been saving and prolong the lifespan of your Blackwings with the Blackwing Pencil Extender. The simple design allows the extender to slide into the...