Box of 12 Palomino Blackwing 73 Pencils, "Volumes" Limited Edition
Limited Edition inspired by the beauty of Lake Tahoe, June 2017
The Blackwing 73 box contains twelve pencils in a Tahoe blue finish and raised texture that mimics the lake's topography. The number 73 references Lake Tahoe's last measured Secchi depth of 73 feet. (The Secchi disk is a circular disk used to measure water transparency.) Each pencil features a silver ferrule, white eraser, white imprint and the Blackwing soft graphite formulation. Box of 12 pencils.
You cannot fully understand a place or the people living in it without understanding the paintings, writings and songs created on its soil. The natural wonder of Lake Tahoe is a perfect example. The landscape paintings of Albert Bierstadt, the photographs of Ansel Adams and the intricate baskets of Dat-So-La-Lee all make up the tapestry of Lake Tahoe's cultural identity.
As a result of human ambition, the lake's signature blue color began to disappear in the 1960s, and its Secchi depth (a unit used to measure clarity) plummeted to 66.6 feet by 1997. Fortunately, through aggressive conservation efforts, the lake has begun to regain its remarkable clarity.
Blackwing 73 celebrates Lake Tahoe and other landmarks that have had a comparable impact on arts and society.
- Topography finish
- Specially formulated soft graphite that writes smoothly
- Silver ferrule
- Cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily
- Removable, replaceable eraser