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 Matte (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...
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...
Blackwing Natural (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...
Blackwing Vol 840 California Coast (Box of 12)
Surfing arrived on the coast of northern California in 1907, but was not popularized until Duke Kahanamoku arrived decades later. This Blackwing is a tribute to California's 840 mile coastline...
Blackwing 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....
Blackwing Vol 223 Woody Gunthrie (Box of 12)
This Land is your Land. 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,”...
Blackwing Vol 6 The Neon Pencils (Box of 12)
Blackwing Volume 6 The Blackwing 6 celebrates independent businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit. Each set comes with six neon red and six neon blue pencils inspired by the iconic neon...
Blackwing Vol XIX (Box of 12)
Blackwing Volume 6 The Blackwing XIX is a tribute to the 19th Amendment and the ongoing fight for voting rights in the United States and around the world. It features a...
Blackwing Replacement Erasers
Blackwing Replacement erasers come in packs of 10
Penco Prime Timber
A wooden refillable 2mm mechanical pencil by Penco. Comes with a sharpener and one B lead.
Blackwing Point Guard
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...
Blackwing Vol 64 (Box of 12)
The Comic Book Book pencil In 1837, Swiss teacher Rodolphe Töpffer published a collection of illustrated stories chronicling the adventures of a character named Mr. Vieux Bois. Each page featured...
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...
Blackwing Vol 64 Point Guard 4-pack
These limited-edition Blackwing Volume 64 Point Guards pay homage to the 4-color CMYK printing process. Each set comes with four Point Guards inspired by the four key CMYK colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Gloss...
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...
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...
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...
Field Notes 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.