Made in: USA
Here we have four Blackwing Volumes pencils with ONE OF EACH graphite. Buy the set and save some $!
Volumes 24 with EXTRA FIRM graphite (March 2016): The 4th release in Blackwing’s Volumes series, the Blackwing 24 pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck and was designed under the guidance of his son, accomplished author Thomas Steinbeck.
Volumes 344 with FIRM graphite (September 2016): The 6th in the “Volumes” series of limited edition Blackwing pencils, the Blackwing Volumes 344 celebrates the 80th anniversary of this historic photo and the artistic legacy Dorothea Lange left behind.
Volumes 1 with BALANCED graphite (September 2017): The 10th in the “Volumes” series of limited edition Blackwing pencils, the Blackwing Volumes 1 is a nod to Guy Clark and his perfectly imperfect style.
Volumes 73 with SOFT graphite (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.