Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of ambassadors includes John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters. Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil. In 2010, Palomino revived the Blackwing pencil using California Genuine Incensecedar and premium Japanese graphite. Blackwing pencils are now available with firm, balanced or soft graphite, drawing rave reviews from users and national media attention.