Vintage Blackwing 602 Pencils For Sale

Eberhard Faber produced the first Blackwing 602 model pencil in 1934, and the company continued to make these exquisite pencils for the next 64 years, quietly retiring the line in 1998.  The internet, then dominated by dialup and devoid of social media, did not bear witness to the passing of the original Blackwing, and the beloved pencils soon became a sought-after collector's item for artists and writers.

The unique design of the Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 pencil promised to deliver a writing experience at "half the pressure, twice the speed."  Famous users of the Blackwing 602 like Chuck Jones, Stephen Sondheim, John Steinbeck, and Vladimir Nabokov championed the sleek Blackwing as the best pencil ever made, and relied upon the fluid instrument to produce great works of art, literature, and song in the 20th century.  Professionals in other fields, such as architecture, law, and medicine, have also professed affection for the peculiar Blackwing, as it was truly a bird apart from the flock.

When one looks at an original Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602, it strikes the viewer as an interesting instrument, one heretofore foreign to the collective unconscious rendering of a pencil.  Expecting the yellow painted wood and cherry topped eraser of the standard #2 pencil, the Blackwing shocks the user, letting him know that this is a pencil unlike any other.  Painted jet black with gold embossed letters spelling out Blackwing in an art deco font, the 602 flares out into a golden ferrule like the back end of a rocketship, and reveals an exotic eraser mechanism that adjusts the length of the eraser with a small clip.  Aesthetics aside, the Blackwing has spectacular action, delivering on its promise of speed and ease of use.  The Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 has been dubbed the "perfect pencil" for its unparalleled combination of beauty and utility.

PALOMINO BLACKWING Leather Notebook Diary Notepad Pencil Craft
PALOMINO BLACKWING Leather Notebook Diary Notepad Pencil Craft Current Price: $139.00
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PALOMINO BLACKWING Pencils 3 DOZEN SETOriginal 602 Pearl each 1 Dozen
PALOMINO BLACKWING Pencils 3 DOZEN SETOriginal 602 Pearl each 1 Dozen Current Price: $119.00
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LEVENGER PALOMINO BLACKWING PENCIL GIFT SET NO GIFT BOX
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2 Vintage Unused Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 Pencils USA and box
2 Vintage  Unused Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 Pencils USA and box Current Price: $66.00 (5 Bids)
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Palomino Blackwing Pencil Box of 12
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Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil Set of 12
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Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencil Box of 12
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PALOMINO BLACKWING Hardcover Note Sketchbook Drawing Art book pad Pencil Craft
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brand new PALOMINO BLACKWING Pencils 12EA DOZEN SET
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PALOMINO BLACKWING Pencils 12EA DOZEN SET
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 602 Pencils 12EA DOZEN SET
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PALOMINO BLACKWING PEARL Pencils 12EA DOZEN SET
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 12Pencils SETOriginal 602 Pearl 4each
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 9Pencils SETOriginal 602 Pearl 3each
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 3PencilsOriginal 602 Pearl 1each Pencil Sharpener Set
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Blackwing 602 Pencils Box Of 12
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Blackwing Pearl Pencils Box Of 12
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Palomino Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener brand new
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Palomino Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener Black
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 6Pencils SETOriginal 602 Pearl 2each
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Jack Spade Palomino Blackwing Pencils 12 Pack
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Jack Spade Palomino Blackwing Pencils 12 Pack
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PALOMINO BLACKWING Long Point Pencil Sharpener
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Blackwing Pencil Erasers Black
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 3Pencils SETOriginal 602 Pearl 1each
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 602 3Pencils SET602 3pcs
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PALOMINO BLACKWING 2Pencils SET Original 602 1each
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PALOMINO BLACKWING Pencil Eraser for Refill 10ea Set Black or White
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PALOMINO BLACKWING Pencil Eraser for Refill 10ea Set Black or White
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In 2010, the California Cedar Products Company crafted a pencil in the likeness of the vintage 602, calling it the Palomino Blackwing.  After an enthusiastic response to their take on the Blackwing, Cal Cedar forged its own faithful reproduction of the original Eberhard Faber 602 Blackwing, dubbing it the Palomino Blackwing 602.  Inspired by the success of the Blackwings, Cal Cedar debuted the Palomino Blackwing Pearl, which could have been called the Whitewing with its white finish, black lettering, and golden ferrule.  To jazz up your Blackwing, the Palomino line began offering replacement erasers in a variety of colors.

Eberhard Faber devotees remain loyal to the NOS (new old stock) available on the resale market.  The Palomino lines have received mixed reviews, many from sentimental diehards of the original 602, and the Palomino pencils should be held to a high standard considering the lore of the  original Blackwing.  Try one for yourself.  Get inspired.  Write, sketch, dream, and create.