Blackwing pencils are iconic! Their roots go back to the 1930s when the 602 model was first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. The production of pencils was discontinued in 1998. However, they became so popular that fans started paying as much as $40 for a single Blackwing pencil. As a result, these classic pencils were re-introduced in 2010 by the Palomino brand.