The Blackwing Volume 42 pencil pays homage to Major League Baseball player Jackie Robinson. It is inspired by the Brooklyn Dodgers jersey Jackie wore: A white finish, road grey ferrule, blue eraser, and red imprint. The graphite core is Blackwing’s balanced composition: a compromise between ultimate Blackwing smoothness, and point retention.
“In 1947, Jackie Robinson was called up to the Major Leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier and providing much-needed momentum to the desegregation movement that extended well beyond baseball. The Blackwing Volume 42 is a tribute to Jackie Robinson and those who pursue their passions, creative or otherwise, regardless of the obstacles in their way.”
Blackwing creates the most famous pencil in the history of writing. They are loved by artists, writers, and celebrities throughout the years. The Blackwing pencil distinguishes itself from any other humble wood-cased pencil with an innovative, large eraser and buttery smooth graphite core. Blackwing’s limited edition Volumes celebrate iconic personalities and historical events with custom releases full of references and intricate details.