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James° × Blackwing: The Pencil Set

James° × Blackwing: The Pencil Set

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Analog products for an overly-digitized world.

Color

Color Black + Bone + Slate

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Half the pressure, twice the speed.

The James Brand and Blackwing have partnered to create a limited-edition box, showcasing our shared belief that the difference is in the details, and that analog experiences matter.

The pencils feature a pearl graphite, giving it a balanced feel and delivering on the Blackwing promise of “half the pressure, twice the speed”. Once you’ve used a Blackwing, you’ll never go back to standard pencils again.

Product details

Premium California Incense-Cedar
Cased in Genuine Incense-cedar wood from California and Oregon that sharpens evenly and easily.
Smooth Japanese Graphite
Premium Japanese graphite crafted with clay for strength and wax for smoothness.
Iconic Blackwing Silhouette
The Blackwing’s iconic design gives it a timeless & distinct look.
Replaceable Eraser
A staple of Blackwing pencils, simply swap in a new one when the time comes.

Technical specifications

Quantity
12 pencils total (4 of each color)
Finish
Matte Black / Matte Gray / Matte White
Ferrule
Gloss Black
Eraser
Black / Gray / White
Imprint
Gloss Black
Graphite
Balanced
Wood
California Incent Cedar
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James° × Blackwing collaboration

About the Partnership

Blackwing pencils built a cult following among famed 20th-century artists, especially authors, animators, and musicians. They combined their iconic design with California Incense-Cedar and smooth Japanese graphite to create a truly exceptional experience.

The James Brand and Blackwing have partnered together to create this limited-edition box, showcasing our shared belief that the difference is in the details, and that analog experiences matter.

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History of the Blackwing Pencil

Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones, and Disney animator Shamus Culhane who, according to animation historian Charles Soloman, asked to be buried with his Blackwing 602.

Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Over the years, the pencil with the unique rectangular eraser became synonymous with quality. Then, in 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.

JAMES X BLACKWING BLACK ERASER PENCIL

In 2007, Blackwing introduced their Palomino range of pencils using Genuine Incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. Artists and writers started comparing them to their beloved Blackwing 602s, and folks began asking to revive the Blackwing brand. Blackwing tapped into over 100 years of family-run pencil industry experience to re-introduce the iconic brand in 2010.

In the 10 years since its revival, Blackwing has grown from a single pencil into a culture. It’s a culture that's all about living mindfully and finding balance in our fast-paced lives. 

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ANALOG EXPERIENCES MATTER


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  • AK
    A K.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Cool pencils and even better customer service

    The pencil set is a very cool concept, and I like the inclusion of three different colours in the set. And let's not forget the flash of green that adds that extra pop. While my first box had a bit of an anomaly the kind folks at The James Brand sent me out a proper box. Many thanks!

  • JG
    James G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Smooth Sailing

    I was so surprised how smooth this pencil writes. It sharpens well, and is very handsomely packaged.

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    Thomas
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Blacking with the cool of The James Brand

    Really love Blacking and now with the TJB coolness, what's not to love!

  • CP
    christine p.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 hours ago
    The most gorgeous Blackwings

    Loved these! They are so beautiful and make using a pencil everyday a luxury.

  • RJ
    Randall J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 days ago
    Very nice pencils!

    These pencils are quite nice. I took a chance with them because there is no indication of their darkness and softness (e.g., 2H, HB, etc.)

    I bought them for use in solving math equations. They require little pressure and are dark enough to read easily. The erasers are effective, but like most pencil-end erasers, are pretty small. Best not to make too many errors!

    Satisfied.

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