The Old Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 Pencil versus The New Blackwing Pencil

Initially, Parishioners,

I simply updated a previous post with this Good News

The old Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 pencil and the new Blackwing pencil

but it seems to have made quite a splash

boingboing brings me Good Thangs!


UPDATE: the photograph above comes from Br Michael Leddy at the commendable Orange Crate Art

who provides an extremely interesting review of the Blackwing

as well as providing links to other posts such as

Nelson Riddle on the Blackwing pencil
Stephen Sondheim on pencils, paper and
John Steinbeck on the Blackwing pencil

My sincere apologies Brother

This Blackwing thang is truly fascinating!

UPDATE: 17/6/11 boingboing reports that The new Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil is a fine tribute to the Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602

The comments are most amusing.

And because the pencil is no longer in production, a cult has formed around it.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. The photograph comes from this post, by me. Proper credit is always proper. Thanks!

  2. […] judging from the number of websites devoted to pencils and pencil reviews, there are legions of people who are passionate […]

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