Blackwing Volumes - Vol. 56
**This limited release is no longer available.**
The 56 is the fifth pencil in Palomino's Volumes series. It's named after the famous 56-game hitting streak of Joe DiMaggio, one of the¬†greatest baseball players in the history of the game. DiMaggio lived from November 25, 1914 to March 8, 1999 and was a New York Yankee for his 13-year career.
Volume No. 56 has a white barrel with blue pinstripes,¬†resembling DiMaggio's Yankees uniform. Add a gold imprint and eraser holder, plus a blue eraser, and you've got one of the sharpest looking Blackwings to date. It's sure to be a favorite among baseball fans and pencil fans alike.
- 12 premium pencils
- Firm graphite
- Replaceable Erasers
- Genuine incense cedar
- 8¬†x 2¬†x 0.6 in (20.3 x 5.1 x 1.5 cm)
- Made in Japan and California
After the initial success of Palomino's graded graphite pencils, Cal Cedar was able to revive the legendary Blackwing pencil. The Blackwing was originally a Eberhart-Faber pencil that had been discontinued and later obtained cult status as pencil aficionados were paying exorbitant amounts at auction for dead stock. The Blackwing had gained a reputation as the pencil of choice for Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners, and now they have become available to a whole new generation of creatives.