Blackwing 602 Pencil Set
- Box of 12 graphite pencils
- Semi-hexagonal barrel
- Firm and smooth graphite core
- Removable and adjustable pink eraser
True to their slogan of "twice the pressure, half the speed" and described as "writing with a graphite feather", these iconic Blackwing pencils are ideal for writing. With a gunmetal grey finish, they have a firm and smooth graphite core, and removable, adjustable and effective eraser.
In the time of George Washington and the Founding Fathers, superior penmanship was a sign of class and prestige. It was considered an essential skill for those pursuing law, business, or other professional endeavors. The finer the handwriting, the more refined the man, and the more likely that he was in a position of authority and influence. Women were rarely taught how to write, and those who were were not educated to the same degree as men.