This Blackwing Volumes is a tribute to Nelly Bly and investigative journalism. The number 10 represents the ten days Bly spent undercover in an insane asylum investigating a story that has impacted countless lives. It features a matte gray lacquer, black imprint, silver ferrule, and black eraser. The lead is extra-firm.
The unsharpened pencil measures 5/16" wide (barrel)/3/8" wide (eraser) x 7 15/16" tall. The two-piece cardboard box measures 2 1/2" wide x 8 3/8" tall x 3/4" deep. Pencils are made in Japan with California incense cedar and Japanese graphite. Erasers are made in China. Comes in a box of 12 with related facts printed on a vellum insert and wrapped with a printed cardstock sleeve.
Palomino donates 2% of all Blackwing sales to the Blackwing Foundation at the end of each calendar year. The Blackwing Foundation was founded in 2012 to further music and arts education at the K-12 level.