Made in: Japan
The original Palomino Blackwing has the “Soft and Smooth Graphite Formulation.” Initially came with the gold band and then it was removed. Later the Palomino type changed as well as the logo. NOTE: The bottom Palomino Blackwing is currently in production while the others are no longer available.
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.