Blackwing Rustic Box
The Blackwing Rustic Box Set features 3 each of Blackwing’s iconic pencils: Blackwing Matte, Blackwing 602, Blackwing Pearl, and Blackwing Natural. Also included is the reliable Blackwing Two-Step Long Point Sharpener, all in a rustic wood gift box. The aged pine box slides open to reveal the Blackwing pencils and a black cork-lined interior.
All Rustic Boxes now come with the Grey Two-Step Long Point Sharpener.
All Blackwing pencils use high quality graphite leads produced exclusively in Japan. In general, Palomino graphite pencils are smoother than more commonly available pencils because of the special formulation and processing methods used in the manufacturing process. Japanese consumers also prefer a darker and softer laydown. Because of this, Japanese-produced leads tend to be a bit softer and darker along the HB grading scale. This results in differences of 1 to 2 degrees, compared to what you might be used to in other pencils.
Pencil cores are rated on a scale that corresponds to the hardness or softness of the graphite. A harder pencil core will make a lighter mark on paper, while a softer core deposits more graphite material on the paper, and so it leaves a darker mark. Softer pencils will dull more quickly than harder leads and so require more frequent sharpening. To find more information about how pencils cores are graded, click here.
Blackwing pencils are made out of 100% Genuine Incense-cedar wood. Genuine Incense-cedar sharpens quickly and evenly, giving pencils a smooth, sharp point (and it smells great too!).
About the pencils:
The Blackwing Matte Black features a matte black finish, gold imprint, black eraser, and soft, smooth graphite core perfect for artists. (approx. 4B) Ideal for musicians, woodworkers and anyone who prefers a soft, dark line, the Matte Black is the softest of the Blackwing pencils. Blackwing Black Matte pencils come in a box of 12 that can double as a pencil cup.
The Blackwing 602 features a grey finish, gold imprint, pink eraser, and firm, smooth graphite for writers and everyday users. Praised in the New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and others, the Blackwing602 features a firm, smooth graphite core that delivers on its promise “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” (approx. B hardness) Blackwing 602 pencils feature a gunmetal grey finish and iconic square ferrule with a pink eraser. Blackwing 602 pencils come in a box of 12.
A favorite of calligraphers and illustrators, the Blackwing Pearl includes a balanced, smooth graphite core softer than the Blackwing602, but firmer than the Blackwing Matte. Each pencil features a classic pearl white finish, iconic square ferrule and white eraser. (approx. 3B) Comes in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil cup.
The Blackwing Natural pencil contains extra-firm graphite that works well for extended writing and detailed line work. (approx. HB) Each pencil features an exposed Incense-cedar barrel with a clear matte finish, iconic square ferrule and grey eraser. Blackwing Natural pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil cup.