Blackwing brand pencil, considered the best pencil in the world. Its Japanese graphite heart and its Californian cedar wood make it a perfect writing tool, as it promises twice the speed of writing or drawing with half the pressure of your hands.
In June 1966, George Harrison met the teacher Ravi Shankar in Bath, England. Harrison asked Ravi to teach him how to play the sitar, a task Ravi agreed to after much thought. Their collaboration resulted in an explosion in the popularity of Indian classical music and culture in the United States and around the world.
The Blackwing 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on the 100th anniversary of his birth. This model features our extra-strong graphite and a matte turmeric yellow finish accented with a pattern inspired by one of Ravi's iconic sitars. The pattern prominently features the ॐ (Om), a sacred Sanskrit symbol with three phonetic components that correlate to the states of wakefulness, sleep, and unconsciousness.
A portion of each package sold will benefit the Ravi Shankar Foundation and its mission to "preserve the diversity of cultures and the richness of their arts."
- A Blackwing pencil.
- Model: 3 Turmeric yellow.
- hexagonal shape.
- Graphite hardness: Extra firm.
- Material: Californian incense cedar and Japanese graphite core.
- Cap: Gold with yellow eraser.
- Measurements: height 18mm - length 214mm - width 64mm.