Some of the world’s most legendary Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with Blackwing pencils. The list of know users includes the likes of John Steinbeck to Chuck Jones who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters.
Its roots go back the 1930’s when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 for a single Blackwing pencil on eBay. Recently brought back into production, these pencils are claimed by many to be the best utensil in the world, famous for the quality of graphite, iconic shape, replaceable eraser, and the men and women whose works they’ve inspired throughout the years.
- Blackwing is Soft Graphite
- Pearl is Balanced Graphite
- 811 is Firm Graphite