Blackwing pencils were favored by award-winning creators throughout the 20th century. Despite a cult following, they were discontinued in the 1990s. Devotees began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single pencil.
In the early 2000s, we used our access to the best wood, graphite and artisan makers in the world to introduce a premium pencil line we called Palomino. The buzz surrounding Palomino led Blackwing fans to ask us to try and bring Blackwing pencils back for a new generation. In 2010, we did just that.
This A5 Blackwing Palomino Slate Notebook contains 160 pages of 100 GSM dot-grid paper. It also features our signature lay-flat binding, matte cover, blue spine, blue ribbon and blue elastic band. The pencil holster comes loaded with a Blackwing Palomino pencil inspired by the Palominos that paved the way for the Blackwing revival.