Palomino Introduces Blackwing Pearl Pencil

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Palomino Introduces “Balanced and Smooth” Blackwing Pearl Pencil

Yesterday, Palomino announced the Blackwing Pearl pencil, a new addition to their family of Blackwing pencils, notebooks and accessories. The pencil will be available for purchase here at Pencils.com on May 2nd. It promises a “balanced and smooth” graphite performance that falls in between the “soft and smooth” Palomino Blackwing and “firm and smooth” Blackwing 602. Here is an excerpt from the press release they sent out yesterday describing the pencil:

“The Blackwing Pearl features a lustrous pearl white finish and black eraser, along with a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing.  It joins Palomino’s growing family of Blackwing pencils, notebooks and lifestyle products.”

You can read the entire Blackwing pearl press release here. Palomino has also posted a blog post explaining the thoughts and motivations behind the release of the new pencil. You can read the post in its entirety over on their blog.

Stay tuned to Studio 602 and Pencils.com for more information about the Palomino Blackwing Pearl, including photos and special information for Pencils.com newsletter subscribers, as it becomes available.

Head over to PalominoBrands.com for more info about the Blackwing Pearl and follow @Palomino on Twitter for up to the minute updates!

What do you think Studio 602ers? Sound off in the comments section below!

6 replies
  1. M
    M says:

    While I appreciate and support your efforts to create a fine pencil, I personally would prefer to see a generally accepted grading system employed. If novelty is a requirement, then why not utilize a bw (Blackwing) scale? 1bw, 2bw, 3bw…where the conventional numbers hb and 2b might fall between.

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    • Alexander Poirier
      Alexander Poirier says:

      M,

      The graphite in each of Palomino’s Blackwing pencils is a special formulation that doesn’t adhere to the traditional graphite grading system. The idea of a Blackwing scale is a fun one though! Using that scale, the Blackwing 602 would be the BW1, the Pearl would be the BW2 and the Blackwing would be the BW3. Thanks a ton for the input!

      AP

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    • Alexander Poirier
      Alexander Poirier says:

      Mary,

      The Blackwing Pearl will feature the black eraser currently found in the Palomino Blackwing 602. Thanks for the question!

      AP

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  2. Andrew Bushell
    Andrew Bushell says:

    Sir- I enjoy your pencils, but as a journalist and author who spends 8+ hours a day with a pencil in hand, I would prefer a Blackwing with a round wood shaft rather than the hexagonal ones you use. After a few hours hexagonal pencils dig into one’s hands. So as much as I like the pencil ferrule and lead I have to stick with the Faber Castel 9008 2B. But if you had round wood, I’d buy them by the carton!

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    • Alexander Poirier
      Alexander Poirier says:

      Andrew,

      I love round pencils too (except when they roll off the table!). Luckily the rounded hex edges on the Blackwing don’t hurt my hands like the old sharp hex pencils I used in school. I’ll make sure to pass your suggestion on to the product development team. Thanks for the feedback!

      AP

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