Blackwing pencil - Volume 42 (balanced)


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Blackwing - Volume 42

• made in Japan

• genuine California Incense-Cedar body

• gloss white finish

• highest quality balanced Japanese graphite core

• blue rectangular replaceable eraser

• road grey ferrule

• blue logo imprint

• red 42 imprint

• 20cm long, 0.75cm diameter


The 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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On July 6, 1944, eleven years before Ross Parks famously refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama and ignited the Civil Rights Movement, another individual refused to move to the back of the bus. He was 2nd Lieutenant Jack Roosevelt Robinson. His refual earned him a court martial for "behaving with disrespect" and "willful disobedience of lawful command."

Lieutenant Robinson stood his ground at trial and was acquitted of all charges. After being honorably discharged, he signed a contract with the Kansas City Monarchs baseball club to pursue his passion for athletics. A few years later, "Jackie" Robinson was called up to the Major Leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the colour barrier and providing much needed momentum to the desegregation movement that extended well beyond baseball.

The Blackwing 42 is a tribute to Jackie Robinson and those who pursue their passions, creative or otherwise, regardless of the obstacles in their way. It features balanced graphite, blue logo imprint and eraser, road gray ferrule, and iconic red 42.