Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil review

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil logo

This is another lovely pencil from Palomino.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil full length

The Blackwing 602 is a legendary pencil brand and people who know a lot more about it than me have written a lot more about it than I intend to.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil

The build quality is outstanding. I still think the adjustable eraser is gimmicky but it does work reasonably well and it does give the pencil some additional character.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil eraser

The old 602 motto ‘Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed’ is printed on the side. You will either enjoy this nod to the past or think it’s another gimmick. I’m more inclined to the latter but that’s just me.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil half the pressure twice the speed

Boat in Lynmouth harbour 2The Blackwing 602 is an enjoyable pencil to sketch with but not quite dark enough for my tastes. It’s around an HB/No. 2 sort of grade. Friday’s sketch was drawn with this.

This is a wonderful pencil to write with. It’s dark enough and very smooth. It holds its point quite well so there’s no need to sharpen it every other word.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil business end

The Blackwing 602 is a lovely pencil. It exudes quality and it writes well.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil handwritten review

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