Blackwing pencil - Volume 651 (extra-firm)


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Blackwing - Vol.651

• made in Japan

• genuine California Incense-Cedar body

• black and yellow stripe, gloss finish

• highest quality extra-firm Japanese graphite core

• yellow replaceable eraser

• silver ferrule & clip

• white logo imprint

• 20cm long, 0.75cm diameter


The Palomino Blackwing is the world’s most famous pencil, favoured by artists, writers and professionals since it was first launched in the 1930s.

Blackwing pencils were used by award-winning creators throughout the 20th century. Despite a cult following, they fell victim to cost cutting measures in the 1990s and were discontinued, but not forgotten. Analog-minded devotees began paying as much as $40 for a single pencil. The brand was aquired in 2010 and the Blackwing brought back for a growing culture of artists, musicians, and everyday people looking to unplug and live mindfully.

Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship to create an exceptional pencil. 

Perfect to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea.

In 2015 Blackwing Volumes was launched to celebrate the people, places and events that have defined creative culture.


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Vol.3 The Bruce Lee Pencil


Despite his image as an international movie star and acclaimed martial artist, Bruce Lee was a philosopher at his core. His pocketbooks contained everything from dance routines, to uplifting self-affirmations and deep life-shaping wisdoms. While his oeuvre is filled with classic films, his crowning achievement may have been his art known as Jeet Kune Do.

In a note to his students, Bruce Lee wrote "the art of Jeet Kune Do is simply to simplify." He believed in honesty in all actions and championed a freedom of expression that had never been seen in the world of martial arts. Jeet Kune Do was designed for combat, but it's tenets can be applied to the challenges of everyday life, "using no way as way: hiving no limitation as limitation."

The Blackwing 651 is a tribute to the legendary Bruce Lee. Both simple and direct, each pencil features a black and yellow striped design that takes its cues from the philosophies of Jeet Kune Do. The number 651 is derived from 651 S. Weller Street in Seattle, where Bruce Lee opened his first formal school. The extra-firm graphite is ideal for writing notes, including those to your future self, whenever inspiration strikes.