Blackwing Natural Pencil Review

Blackwing Natural Pencil Review

Palomino has finally released the Extra Firm core in a full-time pencil, aptly named the Blackwing Natural because it has, you guessed it, a natural finish. It’s very very close to perfect, but nothing is so perfect that it can’t be criticized, so while I love this pencil 99.9%, I’ll gripe about a few of the choices they made (while hopefully realizing that I got what I want and not to look a gift horse in the mouth so damn much!)

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TBT: Blackwing 211

TBT: Blackwing 211

For this week's Throwback Thursday post, I thought I'd revisit one of the most coveted modern pencil releases: the Blackwing 211. Original released as the second in the Blackwing Volumes series, the 211 has become something of a grail pencil for some people. Let's find out why.

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Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Japanese pencil company Kirin is a manufacturer of a lot of specialty pencils, particularly colored pencils and small batch novelty pencils. According to their website, they also make bespoke pencils in small numbers as gifts. One of their lines, the Woody Pal, has a few different pencils in it, colored pencils, rainbow pencils, and thick triangular graphite pencils, just to name a few things.

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Palomino Prospector Pencil Review

Palomino Prospector Pencil Review

Often overlooked, the Palomino Prospector is a great pencil for those that want a quality pencil but need to stick to a budget. Most of the love goes to the Golden Bear, and rightfully so, but the Prospector sits in a spot on the shelf right between the Golden Bear and the Walmart Casemate pencils in terms of price, quality, and style. And it's made in the USA, for those people to whom that matters.

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