Blackwing Reviews

Blackwing Reviews

“The Palomino Blackwing 602 is just about the best pencil I’ve ever used.”

Bob Dobolina

Amazon Customer

“In a word these pencils are fabulous. They are very responsive to pressure, hold various point shapes well and have a great feel across the tooth of the paper. If you draw you will love these pencils.”


Amazon Customer

“These Blackwings are truly a work of art.”

Karlos Ortiz

Amazon Customer

“So who pays $24 for 12 pencils? Me, that’s who. I’m addicted. The writing is so smooth and easy. The lead is dark, easily readable and doesn’t smudge…”

Skunk Tabby

Amazon Customer

“This is the best pencil I have ever used, bar none. Not only does it never break, but you need almost no pressure to produce a nice, clear, dark print.”

Guy Klucevsek

Amazon Customer

“The Palomino Blackwing 602 is my new pencil of choice.”

Mark Frauenfelder
Boing Boing

“Having used pencils from around the world for many years, I can say that the new Palomino Blackwing 602 is one of the finest pencils for writers available today, and certainly the most unique in appearance. This is a great pencil. Cal Cedar did a wonderful job.”

“Great mail today: a shipment of Palomino Blackwings from Everything I’d hoped for.”

Joseph Finder
NY Times bestselling author
Boston, MA

“After a side by side comparison with one of my original Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602s, it is my extreme pleasure to report that this new version carries on the look, feel, and spirit of the original line of 602s! In fact, the new 602′s line is a little firmer, yet both darker and smoother than that of the original 602.”

John Celestri
Directing Animator on George Lucas’ Star Wars holiday special
Lexington, KY

“The best news for animators all year!”

Jeremy Fries
Professional animator
Portland, OR

“Never been much for pencils, but the charming website might change that.”

Professional Writer
Washington DC

“In San Francisco, Boston, and New York you can walk in to any cafe and find someone drawing with Blackwings. They deserve the popularity.”

Berkeley, CA

“The photos don’t do the new PB602 justice. Beautiful finish. The black eraser looks MUCH better in person. The new Blackwing 602 definitely holds its point longer; still very dark and smooth. A fantastic pencil.“

Aberdeen, SD