Made in: Japan
This untipped Palomino Blackwing is from the first 20,000 delivered and from the very first production run of 100,000 in the summer of 2010.
Timberlines blog: Reviving the Blackwing: Lacquer Finish & Imprint.
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.