Made in: Japan
June 2020: The 21st release in Blackwing’s Volumes series, the Blackwing 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday. It features a matte turmeric finish accented with a pattern inspired by one of Ravi's iconic sitars. The pencils gold imprint and ferrule are a meditation on the light he brought into the world through his music and spirit. The graphite is extra-firm...just the way I like it!
Palomino Brands is 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.