The Palomino Blackwing is a favourite at NoteMaker: it draws a dark, velvety line, which has been described as being akin to ‘writing with butter’. It’s world famous too, with a raft of pop-culture icons including John Steinbeck and Frank Lloyd Wright choosing the Blackwing as their writing implement.
The Blackwing writing pencil and 602 sketching pencil were originally made by Eberhard Faber in the 1930s. Today California Cedar’s Palomino produces the pencil using cedarwood and quality graphite. The signature replaceable eraser is rectangular, giving the pencil an individual aesthetic. Palomino also makes colour pencils and notebooks.