The Starting Point is the perfect introductory package- everything you need to fall in love with Blackwing!
- 4 Blackwing pencils with a range of Soft, Balanced, Firm and Extra-firm graphite
- 2 Point Guards that keep your pencil from breaking on the go
- 1 Black Long Point Sharpener that uses a two-step process to first sharpen the wood before precision sharpening the graphite
- 2 packs of our Replacement Erasers to ensure your pencil is always functional
The set comes packaged in a foam-lined display box, within a lightweight cardboard sleeve.
Blackwing pencils were favoured by award-winning creators throughout the 20th century. Despite a cult following, they fell victim to cost cutting measures in the 1990s and were discontinued. That didn't stop devotees from paying as much as $40 per pencil to seize the unused stock. In 2010, the California Cedar Products company drew from nearly a century of experience in the pencil business to access the best materials in the world and bring Blackwing back for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence.
The pencils feature smooth Japanese graphite encased in a hexagonal barrel of genuine California Incense-cedar and a unique ferrule holding a replaceable eraser. Sales of the Blackwing products benefit music and arts programs in schools.