Blackwing pencils are made out of Genuine Incense-cedar from California and Oregon. Incense-cedar features a fine, straight grain that sharpens quickly and evenly, giving the pencil a smooth, sharp point (and it smells great too!).
We use premium Japanese graphite in all of our pencils. Japanese graphite is darker and smoother than other graphites thanks to the unique combination of graphite, wax and clay. Plus, our relationship with our graphite manufacturer means we can get our graphites formulated to our exact specifications.
The number 602 originally referred to the pencil's model number. The Blackwing 602 was introduced after the Van Dyke 601 and before the Microtomic 603.
The One Step Sharpener creates a long, curved point using a single step process. To create your point, simply insert the pencil and turn clockwise, applying steady, even pressure.
Our long point sharpener is a two step sharpening process. Step one sharpens the wood, and step two sharpens the graphite. First, insert the pencil into the hole labeled "1" and turn clockwise until the pencil spins freely. Then, insert the pencil into the hole labeled "2" and turn clockwise until the pencil is sharp.
Volumes is our quarterly limited edition pencil program. Every quarter, we release a new design into the wild and, once it's sold out, we'll never make it again. You can subscribe to Volumes to make sure you don't miss out.
Blackwing Volumes, Blackwing Labs, and Blackwing Loves pencils can be purchased on our website. Blackwing X pencils are purchased through our collaboration partners, though not all Blackwing X pencils are available to purchase. Volumes pencils are also available in the Volumes subscription program.
Blackwing Volumes, Blackwing Labs, and Blackwing Loves pencils are limited products that will not be remade. Once they're sold out, they're gone for good. Blackwing X pencils may be reproduced at the discretion of us and the collaboration partner.
Shipping & Returns
Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout. We also have retailers all over the world who stock our products. Please keep in mind, for any international orders, we are not responsible for any additional duties or fees that may be added.
*Please note: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to ship our products to Mexico. In addition, we cannot ship to Moscow because packages are unable to be shipped to private addresses.
It depends on where you are. Orders processed here will take 5-7 business days to arrive. Overseas deliveries can take anywhere from 7-16 days. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.
We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.
We always aim to make sure our customers love our products, but if you do need to return an order, we’re happy to help. Just email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.