Wow an EBay auction for a pencil. Sounds weird but strangely cool.
I wonder if my sister would be interested in a $40.00 pencil?
I'd buy it just to find out if was all it's cracked up to be.
The Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 is the most famous pencil in existence. It has been celebrated by collectors, artists, enthusiasts, designers, and writers. You can search for “Blackwing 602” and find hundreds of web pages celebrating this amazing pencil.
“The Blackwing 602 has a growing reputation among writers and artists as the best pencil ever made.” - Ninth Wave Designs
“$55.55 a pencil – The Blackwing 602. If there ever was a pencil that was appreciate, it was this. I have a terrible urge to write with one of these.” - Carthik Sharma
“Can any pencil replace the Blackwing 602?” – Boing Boing
The slogan on the pencil reads “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed” – a claim that is no exaggeration. The pencil features an incredible, smooth writing lead that no other pencil available today can rival. Several people have searched for an alternative but have only come up with second rate substitutes. This distinctive pencil also features a unique square replaceable eraser.
The 602 has not been made since 1998 and will never be made again. The machine that makes the distinctive holder for the square eraser broke, and was subsequently scrapped. Eberhard Faber has stated time and again that no more Blackwing 602 pencils will be produced.
This pencil has achieved cult status, and there are a very limited number of them in the world today. As supplies diminish, so do the chances to see, use, and own one of these distinctive pencils. This auction is your chance to own one of these iconic pencils.
Perhaps you are a longtime enthusiast, or perhaps you want to experience the magic for the first time. Either way, you'll be among a select few that own, use, and love the Blackwing 602. This is a treasure for anyone who enjoys putting pencil to paper. Along with being an excellent tool, it is also a great conversation piece, gift, and collectible.