Blackwing Limited Edition Vol. 24
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This limited edition Blackwing pencil pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Designed under the guidance of his son, accomplished author Thomas Steinbeck, they've attempted to create what would have been John Steinbeck's ideal pencil.
Thom was adamant that his father would want it to be black, from barrel to eraser. It would also need to sharpen to a firm point without sacrificing much if any darkness. The Blackwing 24 is just that - an all-black pencil with a brand new graphite formulation perfect for extended writing.
John believed in the benefits of rituals. Before putting graphite to paper, he would sharpen 24 pencils and place them point up in the first of two identical wood boxes. Each pencil lasted just long enough to dull its point usually four or five lines - before being placed in the second box, point down. After all 24 pencils had progressed from one box to the other, John would resharpen each pencil, and begin the process anew. According to Thom, some days he would use over 100 pencils. But every day started with 24 pencils and the sound of the pencil sharpener.
|Size||8. x 2. x .6 in|