This pack of 12 Blackwing Pearl pencils feature a lustrous pearl white finish and matching white eraser, along with a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Blackwing Matte pencil. Made in Japan with FSC-certified cedarwood, it is amazingly smooth and beautiful. Blackwing IS the world’s best pencil. The list of known Blackwing users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwing pencils to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters. Now, Blackwings are assisting a new generation of writers, artists and musicians including Grammy Award-winning Sugarland member Kristian Bush and 'Ren and Stimpy' creator Bob Camp.