Blackwing 73 celebrates Lake Tahoe and other landmarks that have had a comparable impact on arts and society. Each pencil features a Tahoe blue finish and raised texture that mimics the lake’s topography. The number 73 references Lake Tahoe’s last measured Secchi depth of 73 feet. Each pencil features a silver ferrule, white eraser, white imprint and our soft graphite formulation.
Be sure to check out our complete selection of Blackwing products! Perfect for artists, writers, and other creative souls.
The Blackwing pencil was developed in 1930, and has been used by some of the most legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners to date. This includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones (who proudly used Blackwing pencils to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters). In 1998, the Blackwing pencil was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 per pencil on eBay. Artists from around the world urged Palomino Brands, another premium pencil brand to pick up selling the Blackwing pencil...And they did! Today, many claim the Blackwing pencil to be the best writing utensil in the world.