This is THE PENCIL. Blackwing pencils feature California incense cedar casings with multiple coats of lacquer, premium Japanese graphite leads crafted from clay for strength and wax for smoothness, a semi-hexagonal shape that’s easy to grip, and a unique flat eraser. Blackwing pencils come in packs of 12. The black Matte Blackwing is the softest of the three core Blackwing pencils available, ideal for anyone who wants a soft, dark line. 8” long.