The iconic Palomino Blackwing pencil has gained a worldwide reputation as "the finest pencil ever made". The pencils are made from renewable Californian Incense Cedarwood combined with the highest-quality graphite core. Each pencil features highly efficient erasers, with specially designed flat ends for precision. The lead in Blackwing pencils gives a smooth, very opaque mark, and has a superior firmness when compared with other pencils. The 602 model of this celebrated pencil has the tagline half the pressure, twice the speed. The Pearl version features a smooth graphite centre that is harder than that in the original Blackwing model, but softer than the Blackwing 602 pencil.