Sunday, October 3, 2010
Ellis originally passed this on to me. The California Cedar Pencil Company has looked to bring back the famous Blackwing 602 pencil in the form of the Palomino Blackwing. This is a big experiment for them and will fans of the "classic" original buy off on it? Who can say. Went on sale this Friday at their website. I ordered a dozen, not cheap (after shipping) around $2 a pencil. I'll run tests of my own as I still have several BW 602's I use sparingly. (collector prices for the REAL deal runs around $20-$40 a pencil on Ebay). They say they have them made in Japan, which is a good thing as the Japanese love their pencils and make good ones.