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The ‘$40 Pencil' That Almost Went Extinct

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The Revival of Blackwing Pencils: A Creative Favorite #

Blackwing pencils have gained popularity among creatives for their speed and smoothness. However, they almost faced extinction before making a comeback. The famous pencil was used by John Steinbeck to write ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and a Disney animator was even buried with one. This pencil has a coveted status among artists, writers, and designers. Find out why these pencils nearly disappeared and the efforts made to bring them back.