Palomino Blackwings

Orca is now selling Palomino Blackwing pencils in our store!



The Original Eberhard Faber Blackwing pencils were favored by many Oscar, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winners throughout the 20th century. After they were discontinued, fans began paying as much as $40 per pencil to seize unused stock. Now, Blackwing is back for a new generation of artists, writers, musicians and people who appreciate the craftsmanship of a well-made pencil.

Blackwing: Darkest, Soft and Smooth
Blackwing Pearl: Midtone, Balanced and Smoth
Blackwing 602: Lighter tone, Firm and Smooth


"The Palomino Blackwing 602 is my new pencil of choice."  -- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing Co-Founder

"In it's 80 years, the Blackwing has become a talisman of creative success."   -- Margaret Eby, NY Daily News columnist

"To pencil lovers, these pencils represent the Rolls Royce of pencil use. They are elegant and beautifully designed."   -- The Sacramento Bee

" was about the smoothest ride I've every had with a pencil; it verily skated across the page."   -- Ralph Gardner Jr., Wall Street Journal columnist

Blackwing pencils are currently only available for in-store purchase.