Through out the years, I've never had an interest in pencils, but that changed when our reader and pen friend @RamblingsCANADA recommended the Palomino Blackwing 602. To be honest, I was a little skeptical. I assumed all pencils were created equal and the Blackwing was just a hype, but I was definetly wrong. I've been using the Blackwing 602 everyday for the past two months and I can honestly say it has improved my workflow. Thank you for this recommendation @RamblingsCANADA! I am now hooked on the Blackwing 602 and expect to use one of these daily as long as they are produced.
The Blackwing 602 comes in a well-made cardboard box. On the box is a photo of the Blackwing and model information. The box posseses a smooth, almost silky, finish which gives the box a luxiorious feel. Each box comes filled with twelve Blackwing 602 pencils made of genuine California incense cedar.
The Blackwing 602 is one of the most uniquely designed pencils on the market. The pencil possesses a beautifully manufactured and durable laquered metalic gray finish. It is one of the best finishes I've seen on a pencil to date. Palomino uses a gold foil lettering to print the logo and slogan on the barrel. The eraser is one of the Blackwings greatest attributes. It not only looks cool, but also serves a functional purpose. It can be adjusted to reveal additional eraser when needed. The incense cedar allow for great durability, so no need to worry about the tip breaking.
The Blackwing 602 is made of firm, yet smooth Japanese graphite which makes for an enjoyable writing experience. It is one of the smoothest and darkest writing pencils I have used to date. I'm not an expert on pencils, but after testing several other brands I've come to the conclusion that the Blackwing 602 provides the best writing experience. The pencil is quite comfortable to hold as well, so I have not experienced fatigue when writing.
Penman's Final Remark
The Palomino Blackwing 602 is one of the best pencils you can buy! Try one to see for yourself.