Made in: USA
Blackwing X - TWA (December 2018): For the first Blackwing X, Blackwing teamed up with the TWA Hotel for the grand opening of their flagship hotel at JFK Airport in New York City in the spring of 2019. Taking design cues from TWA's iconic branding.
Volumes 42 (August 2019): The 18th release in Volumes series is the Blackwing 42. Jackie Robinson..........You set the world on fire! The Blackwing 42 is a tribute to Jackie Robinson and those who pursue their passions, creative or otherwise, regardless of the obstacles in their way.
Volumes 73 (June 2017): The 9th in the “Volumes” series of limited edition Blackwing pencils, the Blackwing 73 celebrates Lake Tahoe and other landmarks that have had a comparable impact on arts and society.
Palomino Brands was at one time a division of California Cedar Products Company, which produces CalCedar® and other types of wood slats for pencil manufacturers around the world. California Republic Stationer pencils were first produced beginning in 2003, and in 2012 the company began a transition to Palomino Brands for all new production.
Today, the company no longer uses the Palomino brand name, and instead has put all of its chips on Black(wing). Every three months a new Blackwing Volumes limited edition pencil is introduced.
Where are Blackwing pencils made? The pencils start with American cedar from trees harvested in California and Oregon. The wooden slats are then sent to Japan for graphite production and barrel finishing. Meanwhile, the ferrules and erasers are produced in Vietnam. Everything is shipped back to Blackwing’s headquarters in Stockton, California for final assembly and packaging.