Blackwing Matte Pencil Set
- Box of 12 soft graphite pencils
- Semi-hexagonal barrel
- Dark graphite core
- Removable and adjustable black eraser
True to their slogan of "twice the pressure, half the speed" and described as "writing with a graphite feather", these soft pencils leave lines with deep tones. Especially good for art, these are the softest of the iconic Blackwing models, with a timeless matte black finish, smooth writing feel, 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.