Extra erasers and pencil sharpener also available.
Every three months Palomino releases a new limited edition Blackwing Volumes. Each one has its own story behind the creation and this is the fourth in the series. This latest edition pays tribute to the man who helped make Blackwings so famous - John Steinbeck. Designed under the guidance of his son, accomplished author Thomas Steinbeck, we’ve attempted to create what would have been John Steinbeck's ideal pencil. Thom was adamant that his father would want it to be black, from barrel to eraser. It would also need to sharpen to a firm point without sacrificing much, if any, darkness. Palomino designed an entirely new Blackwing graphite hardness for this pencil, in addition to giving it a sleek black ferrule and black eraser.
John Steinbeck's writing ritual was to sharpen 24 pencils at a time (hence the name of this Volume) to always have very sharp points. This new firmer graphite should hold up excellently for that process, and we think you will enjoy adding these beauties to your own writing rituals.