Friday, 17 September 2010

Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602

I seem to the be the only pencil blogger in the world who hasn't been sent a pre-production version of the new Palomino Blackwing.  :-(,  but the fuss prompted me to have a look and see what old Blackwings I can find.

Just one!  I am certain I have a box of them somewhere, but up in the attic this afternoon I couldn't find it. Here is the only sample I could locate




The colours don't come out well on these picture (taken outside in the shade on a sunny day) but the pencil is grey in colour, with gold lettering.  It's unsharpened so I haven't tested the famous, smooth writing experience that it is famous for.

On thing that surprises me is that the angle of the flattened ferrule doesn't line up with the faces of the hexagonal pencil. That seems a little cheap to me.

1 comment:

memm said...

You are not the only one, I also didn't get any :) (But I would have been surprised to get any anyway, I think only the famous blogs or the ones that specifically mentioned the Blackwing got a sample).

I have two 602s I got from Sean a few months ago, but they feel so valuable I hardly use them, instead I just admire them :)