$55.55 a pencil – The Blackwing 602

No, I am not kidding.

If there ever was a pencil that was well-appreciated, it was this. I have a terrible urge to write with one of these.

I have been late to the party, but there is nothing like a legal pad, and a pencil, to get your thoughts flowing. I also hate yellow pencils. Which brings us to why pencils are mostly yellow, not counting the “Nataraj” and “Pinky” pencils I grew up on. Pencils are mostly yellow because that is the color associated (or previously associated) with royalty in China, and that’s where most of the pencils came from in the early days.

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4 Responses to $55.55 a pencil – The Blackwing 602

  1. Luis says:

    I buy Mirado Black Warriors, just because I hate yellow pencils as well. And lol @ the frog in the eBay listing.

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  3. Steve says:

    I collect pencils and I bought 31 of these on ebay in a couple of different transactions and watched them double in price within a year. I am currnently using one. It’s amazing.

  4. Clair Lamb says:

    The author Joseph Finder, whose website I manage, just made the Blackwing 602 the subject of his December newsletter… he’s obsessed, too, and claims to have a secret stash.

    You can read the article here:http://www.josephfinder.com/content_newsletter/newsletter.asp#11e094f6074b3c08_articles_3