Blackwing pencils are crafted using the best materials in the world, genuine incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. Blackwing pencils were introduced in the 1930s and became the high-quality pencil of choice for Oscar, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winners throughout the 20th century. They are coveted by artists for drawing endeavors. 12 pencils to a box. Black (soft) or charcoal (firm). Imported. 2-3/4"W x 3/4"D x 8-3/4"L.