Blackwing Volumes Edition – The Blackwing 725

Curious to what I think about the new Blackwing Volumes Edition – the 725? Check the video below.

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4 thoughts on “Blackwing Volumes Edition – The Blackwing 725

  1. It is sad to see the Blackwing project turning into hype and really having less and less to do with the original Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. Instead of venturing into gaudy gimmicks like the 725, the focus should be on perfecting the Palomino Blackwing 602, which while a very good pencil is still quite a ways from achieving the unique lead and writing feel of the original. I also dislike the new packaging for the Palomino Blackwings: the cartons modeled after the wonderful Eberhard Faber ones have been discarded in favor of pseudo-elegant boxes that have a nasty “rubbery” feel. The pseudo-elegance is gross compared to the clean. crisp Eberhard Faber design, which emphasized the pencil as a tool, not as an expensive commodity.

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    • Trent – thanks for the comment, even if we disagree. I’m fairly new to the world of upscale pencils so I haven’t had the pleasure of writing with the Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. I appreciate you stopping by, even while the blog is fairly inactive. However, look for new content later this week!

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  2. Thanks. I meant to add that, whatever my opinion of the latest Blackwing branding, I did enjoy your thoughtful review! I look forward to future posts.

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