Originally introduced in the 1930s, Blackwing pencils were the revered pencil of choice for many famous authors and illustrators, ranging from John Steinbeck to Chuck Jones, the creator of Bugs Bunny. Reintroduced by premium pencil maker Palomino, Blackwing pencils are famous for their quality of graphite, iconic shape, and replaceable eraser. Try it in its original form—the 602—with firm graphite and gunmetal grey barrel, which is perfect for crisp everyday writing; the softer matte Black version for those who prefer a soft, dark line; or the white Pearl version, which lies between the two. All versions live up to the original Blackwing pencil promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” Each box of pencils is a set of 12, each set of replacement erasers is a set of 10. Made in Japan.