Item | Blackwing Pencil #602
"Half the pressure, twice the speed"
A single pencil may be added to an order but may not be ordered separately. Janisse is making these available as a service. Add-on only.
For almost all the writing she does by hand, Janisse uses pencils, which she keeps in a carrying case about the size of two hardback copies of ECOLOGY. The case contains about 50 pencils of all sizes, which she sharpens at one time. It contains 1 Blackwing pencil.
In the summer of 2022, while visiting a bookstore in Upstate New York, Janisse was given a Blackwing. The bookseller described their importance and presented it to Janisse as if it were a golden egg. Janisse had never even heard of one.
Blackwing describes their pencil in this way:
The iconic Blackwing 602 was the pencil of choice for John Steinbeck, Chuck Jones, and countless others before it was discontinued. In 2011, we brought it back. The Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core, a gunmetal grey finish, and a square Blackwing ferrule with a pink eraser.
Janisse is enjoying her Blackwing pencil so much that she decided to offer them as a service to you.