Whether you are composing a masterpiece, writing a deposition or taking notes, you will appreciate the tangible quality of this premium soft graphite Blackwing pencil. The pencil features a matte black finish and a replaceable black eraser. Use a Blackwing Long Point Sharpener to sharpen the pencil with precision. The Blackwing pencil has a storied past. Revived in 2010, this iconic pencil is the modern version of the Eberhard Faber Blackwing pencil used by famous artists such as Stephen Sondheim, Chuck Jones, John Steinbeck, Truman Capote and Quincy Jones. Steeped in history, the smooth writing quality of Palomino Blackwing pencil may inspire your creativity too.