Surely, the Palomino Blackwing pencil is one of the most iconic stationery items out there. Over a year ago, I’ve had a review of a tester-pack of all three standard Blackwing pencils on these pages here. These single pencils have been used up a long time ago, but from what I remembered, I liked the 602 most. So I was really interested in giving this pencil another review, a second impression so to speak, a good year later. And I’m glad I did. The 602 does not only have a wonderful design, but is really an awesome pencil to write with.
Before we hop into the review right below, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the kind people over at RSVP in Berlin for supporting me with a pack of these pencils for review. You can order a wide range of Blackwings straight from their webshop (no affiliate – just a friendly hint). Oh, and if you ever are in Berlin, be sure to pay RSVP a visit – they even made it into the awesome book Stationery Fever (a highly recommended reading btw) with a dedicated spread.
- Palomino Blackwing 602: firm graphite – writing pencil
- Incense-cedar wood pencil
- Brass-colored ferule with exchangeable erasers (the latter available in different colors)
- Made in Japan
- Price: ca. 29 € for a pack of 12
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