The Blackwing's roots go back to the 1930's when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.
Here is a revival of the Blackwing soft and smooth premium graphite pencils. Ideal for illustrators and musicians who prefer a soft, dark line, the Palomino Blackwing was launched in October 2010 as a modern version of the iconic Eberhard Faber Blackwing pencil that was favored by artists such as Stephen Sondheim and Chuck Jones.
Praised by Alex Beam of The Boston Globe and Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing, among others, the Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of "Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed."