This graphite pencil set contains four beautifully designed Blackwing pencils: two with a Firm graphite core and two Soft. This introductory giftbox is a great place to experiment (and fall in love) with these iconic pencils. The Firm graphite is designed for smooth notes and sketches while the Soft is ideal for drawing with depth and texture. Both have the brand’s distinctive square ferrule, replaceable rectangular eraser and clip. The set also includes a One-Step Long Point Sharpener to keep your pencils in tip top condition.
Blackwing's best-selling Firm pencils have a silky core that glides across the page, so your hand can always keep up with your thoughts. They create smooth lines with outstanding point retention. At the other end of the spectrum, Blackwing Soft pencils provide a darker, bolder line. The velvety dark graphite allows you to create a broad range of tones depending on the pressure you apply, creating depth and contrast with ease. And, of course, Moleskine paper provides the perfect canvas for both.
The One-Step Long Point Sharpener completes the set. Specially designed to help you get the most from your Blackwing pencils, it creates an extended, curved point that resists breaking. It fits comfortably in your palm and is made from sturdy machined aluminum with a German steel blade inside. You can sharpen your pencil up to three times before needing to empty the canister.
Blackwing pencils are all crafted with Genuine Incense-cedar wood from California and Oregon along with premium Japanese graphite. The company traces its roots to the 1930s when the pencil’s exceptional quality and distinctive style made it the creative tool of choice for some of history's most influential artists, writers, and thinkers. The original Blackwing 602 gained popularity among creative luminaries such as John Steinbeck, Bugs Bunny creator Chuck Jones, and some of the most famous musicians of all time. Today, Blackwing pencils are cult objects.
Of course, you don’t need to be the next Steinbeck to be a part of the story. Just open your Moleskine notebook, pick up a pencil and put down all of your expectations. The iconic ferrule and rectangular eraser allow you to write, sketch, erase and go again; embrace mistakes as part of the process and simply enjoy the quiet moments between you and the page.