The Blackwing 24 pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Designed under the guidance of his son, accomplished author Thomas Steinbeck, we’ve attempted to create what would have been John Steinbeck’s ideal pencil.

Thom was adamant that his father would want it to be black, from barrel to eraser. It would also need to sharpen to a firm point without sacrificing much, if any, darkness. The Blackwing 24 is just that – an all-black pencil with a brand new graphite formulation perfect for extended writing.

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  • Removable, replaceable eraser
  • Iconic ferrule design
  • Black finish and subtle black imprint
  • Cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily
  • Specially formulated extra-firm graphite that writes smoothly


  • Genuine Incense-cedar
  • Japanese graphite
  • Aluminum ferrule


Made in Japan

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