I received the Palomino...
I received the Palomino Blackwing Gift Box as a gift because I had it in my wish
list, and I am glad I did. At first use, what struck me was the smoothness and
darkness of the line these pencils produce. I also noted the balance of the
pencil with the large eraser. I found it very comfortable to hold and to write
with, though after some quick writing it did produce a much thicker line and was
in need of sharpening to maintain crisper print. This is in no doubt a product
of how soft and dark the lead is. While I found this pencil to be very easy to
write with, I do prefer a pencil that lasts longer between sharpening, which of
course means I have since added the Blackwing 602 to my wishlist. Though the
Blackwing pencils do come at a premium price, I challenge anyone to adequately
prove they are not a quality writing tool.
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