OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

Every pencil is made of graphite and wood. Only Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship to create an exceptional pencil. WHen you’re looking for the perfect pencil to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea, look for Blackwing’s distinct rectangular eraser.

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How a Pencil is Made
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California-grown Genuine Incense-cedar is milled into blocks and then sawed into slats. These slats are then stained and treated.

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The slats are grooved and the specially- formulated Japanese graphite cores are placed in the bottom slat.

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The top slat is glued on top of the bottom slat, forming a pencil sandwich.

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The sandwich is run through a shaping machine, separating the individual pencils and giving them their semi-hex shape.

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The individual pencils are lacquered, stamped with their foil imprint, shaved.

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The shaved pencils are hand-tipped at our US headquarters, giving each pencil the distinct Blackwing look.