These pencils are wonderful to use. I enjoy drawing with them. The graphite flows on to he paper. I also love the history of the pencils. They arrived quickly and were packaged well. Thank you very much.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF 602
In September 2021, The New York Times' product testing unit (Wirecutter) had this to say about the 602 version: The Palamino Blackwing 602 is . . . pretty much unsurpassed in quality. It's made of incense cedar . . . and it's the only pencil we tested with a replaceable eraser (which, unlike most pencil erasers, has a rectangular shape that enables more detailed erasing). Its hexagonal body has slightly rounded corners, making it more comfortable to write with than most pencils, and it's glazed in a velvety, dark-silver paint.
This is the best pencil ever!!!!
Unsurpassed in quality
I agree with the New York Times. This pencil is the best. I like the slightly rounded corners that make it more comfortable to write with and the unique rectangular eraser.