Blackwing Starting Point Set


Price:$34.95


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Manufacturer Blackwing
Country United States
Dimensions 11.75 x 6.5 x 1.75 inches
The Blackwing Starting Point Set is the perfect way to introduce the artist or maker to the world of Blackwing. Each set includes 6 Blackwing pencils, 3 Point Guards to keep your pencils from breaking on the go, and a Long Point Sharpener that uses a two-step process to first sharpen the wood before precision sharpening the graphite.

Blackwing pencils were originally introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in the 1930s. Their cult following included John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters.

Despite this following, they fell victim to cost cutting measures in the 1990s and were discontinued. But, that didn’t stop devotees from paying as much as $40 per pencil to seize unused stock. In 2010, Blackwing drew from nearly a century of experience in the pencil business to access the best materials in the world and bring Blackwing back for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence.