Made in: USA
Blackwing has teamed up with Lucid — a luxury electric car manufacturer based in California — to produce this rather striking X edition. Customers are apparently getting these pencils as a thank-you for pre-ordering the Lucid Air Dream, the company’s first car which is expected to ship in October 2021. With a price tag of $169,000 USD, these pencils are the definition of rare. Yowza!
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, which are made at an undisclosed location in Japan using California cedar and Japanese graphite cores.