Blackwing (previously Palomino) is a division of California Cedar Products, the world’s leading supplier of wooden pencils. California Cedar has a rich history of developing extraordinary products through six generations of family stewardship. With pencil industry roots dating back to the mid 19th century, California Cedar has built a long tradition of excellence, the most famous of which is its Blackwing pencils. California Cedar is also responsible for launching the historic ForestChoice line of eco-friendly products, including the ForestChoice graphite pencil which was the world’s first FSC-certified pencil. Blackwing's spirit of innovation and dedication to quality ensures that all of their products reflect the same creativity they hope to inspire in you. Their story starts with a pencil, but it doesn’t end there. They're a team of writers, artists, musicians, designers, and DIYers who think the world is a little bit better when you slow down.