Made in: USA
Here we have four Blackwing Volumes pencils with the EXTRA FIRM graphite. Buy the set and save some $!
Volumes 24 (March 2016): The 4th release in Blackwing’s Volumes series, the Blackwing 24 pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck.
Volumes 10 (June 2019): The 17th release in Blackwing’s Volumes series, the Blackwing 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly — and investigative journalists like her.
Volumes 3 (June 2020): The 21st release in Blackwing’s Volumes series, the Blackwing 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday.
Volumes 651 (September 2021): The 26th release in Blackwing’s Volumes series, the Blackwing 651 is a tribute to the legendary Bruce Lee.
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.