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Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils 12-Pack

Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils 12-Pack | BW602

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Introduced in the 1930's, the Blackwing quickly became the favorite of novelist John Steinbeck, animator Chuck Jones, and composers Stephen Sondheim and Quincey Jones. Discontinued in the 1990's, Blackwing pencils were reintroduced in 2010 by American company California Cedar's Palamino pencil division. Made to Palamino's specs by Japan's finest art pencil manufacturer, and using strong and straight Incense Cedar logs harvested in the US, assembly is completed by Palamino. The graphite is Japanese, with a blend of clay, for a smooth, sensuous feel. Each Palamino has a unique metal ferrule that holds a long wide eraser and clip - when the eraser wears down, simply remove the clip, pull eraser out a little, and reinstall. Replacement erasers are available, to assure that your Blackwing eraser lasts as long as its pencil! Musicians and artists will prefer the Blackwing for a soft, smooth performance. Writers and everyday users will prefer the Blackwing 602, for a firmer line.

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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Asked On: 11/23/2017

Which Blackwing pencil is preferred by most musicians, the soft or hard?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Patricia! We've actually found that it's split pretty equal between those that prefer the soft vs hard. It really depends on how much pressure you prefer to write with. The soft require less pressure and vice versa for the hard. For more information about the Blackwing Pencils, please feel free to view our blog and contact us at 1-800-248-7427 if you have any additional questions.

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  • Anonymous

Asked On: 01/16/2017

The Blackwing site doesn't answer the question about hardness/softness by standard nominclature (No. 2, 2B, 4B, etc.) Is there some reason that the pencil sharpener must be used or can any one be used (somewhere it talked about a 2-step process)......Also, if you're going to ask if an answer was helpful, it would be more honest to give both Yes and No as options.

SHAR Answer:

The Blackwing 602 is between a HB and a 2B, it is considered a firm graphite. Any sharpener can be used with the Blackwing but it is recommend to use the Blackwing Long Point Sharpener as it gives the pencil a nice long sharp point. We appreciate your feedback regarding the site and are always looking for ways to improve. If you have any additional questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks!

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Asked On: 11/13/2016

Are all twelve pencils the same? Is there any lead variances or indicators to compare with standard 2B,4B, 5B, 6B, etc? If using the Staedtler 12 pencil tin (drafting or sketching sets), how do these compare? Can these be purchased in smaller quantities (singles, 4 pack, etc.)? Thanks Jennifer

SHAR Answer:

Hi Jennifer! All 12 pencils included in this pack are the same. At this time, we do not offer these pencils individually. For more product information, please visit the Palomino website. Thanks for your questions!

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