from Blackwing of the USA
Blackwing - Vol.840
• made in Japan
• genuine California Incense-Cedar body
• sea green gloss finish with gold foil accent of the Californian coastline
• highest quality balanced Japanese graphite core
• light grey replaceable eraser
• gold ferrule & clip
• light grey 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 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.
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Vol.840 The Surfing Pencil
The ancient art of surfing arrived on the coast of northern California in 1907, but it wasn’t until surf icon Duke Kahanamoku popularised the sport on the beaches of southern California in the decades that followed that it really took hold.
Duke was a renaissance man. He mastered the ukulele and acted in Hollywood. He won an Olympic gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle and wrote the definitive history of the Hawaiian flag.
He once saved eight men from drowning in the 30 foot swells of a chubasco using only a surfboard.
He was the living embodiment of surfing’s nomadic, DIY lifestyle that carved its way into California’s spirit in the 20th century and still carries on today.
The Blackwing 840 is a tribute to Duke Kahanamoku and the enlightened lifestyle he helped cultivate through surfing. It features a sea green barrel with a gold foil accent in the shape of the 840 mile California coastline where Duke popularised surfing. But the lifestyle left in his wake has influenced people around the world.