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The Book Catapult is proud to be an official Blackwing retailer. Stock is limited on Volumes and other special editions - this page will be updated fairly regularly, but please reach out with stock availability questions.

Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones, and Disney animator Shamus Culhane who, according to animation historian Charles Soloman, asked to be buried with his Blackwing 602.

Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Over the years, the pencil with the unique rectangular eraser became synonymous with quality. Then, in 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.

In 2007, the Palomino range of pencils using Genuine Incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite was introduced. Artists and writers started comparing them to their beloved Blackwing 602s, and folks began asking Palomino to consider reviving the Blackwing brand. They tapped into over 100 years of family-run pencil industry experience to re-introduce Blackwing pencils in 2010.

In the 10 years since its revival, Blackwing has grown from a single pencil into a culture. It’s a culture that's all about living mindfully and finding balance in our fast paced lives.

 

Current price:
$27.00
The iconic Blackwing 602 was the pencil of choice for John Steinbeck, Chuck Jones, and countless others before it was discontinued. In 2011, we brought it back. The Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed,” a ... Read More about
Current price:
$27.00
Ideal for musicians, woodworkers and anyone who prefer a soft, dark line, the Blackwing Matte is the softest of the four core Blackwing models. Each pencil features a timeless matte black finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and black eraser. Blackwing Matte pencils come in a 12-pack gift box tha ... Read More about
The Blackwing Natural includes our popular extra-firm graphite that works well for extended writing and detailed line work. Each pencil features an exposed Incense-cedar barrel with a subtle clear matte finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and grey eraser.  Blackwing Natural pencils come in a 12- ... Read More about
This special edition pencil is the fourth entry in our Blackwing Eras series - honoring Blackwing's heritage with designs inspired by the Blackwing 602's unique history. The Blackwing Eras (2023 Edition) pencil sports a retro design inspired by the Van Dyke 601. Each box includes 12 special edition ... Read More about
Despite his image as an international movie star and acclaimed martial artist, Bruce Lee was a philosopher at his core. His pocketbooks contained everything from dance routines, to uplifting self-affirmations and deep life-shaping wisdoms. While his oeuvre is filled with classic films, his crowning ... Read More about
Gardens have long been a place for meditative contemplation. They provide us with an escape from a world that constantly demands our attention. Gardening has been proven to uplift spirits and lower stress and anxiety. It provides us with an opportunity for new growth, a meaningful routine, and a tem ... Read More about
Current price:
$27.00
Blackwing Colors were designed specifically for coloring. Each pencil is made with Genuine Incense-cedar and includes a unique soft and smooth Japanese wax color core. Each pencil also features the same semi-hexagonal barrel found in our graphite pencils and a metal end cap that adds a bit of weight ... Read More about
The Blackwing One-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long, curved point that resists breakage. Its compact design is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or as a permanent part of your everyday carry.  The body is made of durable machined aluminum and the sharpening unit features a German s ... Read More about
The Blackwing Two-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long point using a two-step sharpening process. The first hole sharpens the wood and the second hole precisely sharpens the graphite core.  Each sharpener features a matte rubberized finish for added grip and German steel sharpening blades. The s ... Read More about
The Blackwing Two-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long point using a two-step sharpening process. The first hole sharpens the wood and the second hole precisely sharpens the graphite core.  Each sharpener features a matte rubberized finish for added grip and German steel sharpening blades. The s ... Read More about