Palomino Unveils the Blackwing Slate

Today, Palomino finally took the wraps off of the latest addition to the Blackwing family, the Blackwing Slate, with a full photo preview. Here are the main points:

  • Wear-resistant polymer hardcover
  • Dual-sewn binding (sewn bound twice for extra durability)
  • Smooth, matte-black finish
  • Durable black canvas spine
  • High-grade elastic pencil holster
  • 100 GSM ruled or plain paper

And the best part? Every Blackwing Slate comes packaged with a Blackwing 602 pencil.

This journal is slick. But, don’t take my word for it. I’ll let the photos do the talking.

Blackwing Slate

Blackwing Slate

Blackwing Slate

Blackwing Slate

Blackwing Slate

You can check out the full photo preview on Palomino has promised more info in the weeks leading up to the product’s release. No formal release date has been announced, but you can bet you’ll find a review here when the Blackwing Slate hits our shelves.

What do you think? Are you excited for the Blackwing Slate? Let us know in the comments!

13 replies
  1. Tom Morrisey
    Tom Morrisey says:

    Will be interested in learning price point and country of origin. And Alexander, I think a far more fitting companion pencil would be the Blackwing Pearl. But then again, you know how partial I am to the feel and writing quality of that pencil.

    • Alexander Poirier
      Alexander Poirier says:

      Hi Tom,

      The notebook is manufactured in Turkey, and has an MSRP of $22.95. We’ll be posting more info as we get closer to launch!


      P.S. I love the Pearl too!

  2. Jake
    Jake says:

    Stoked! Can’t wait to get this. I’ve always had to fashion my own pencil holder onto my sketchbooks and love how it’s built into the spine. When’s the release date?

  3. VxGx
    VxGx says:

    Looks great and I’m def. trying one. Judging from the photos it opens flat 180º which is possibly its most important features… No mention of this here or in the video — am I mistaken?


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