Blackwing Volume 10001

by Stuart Lennon

The Puzzle Pencil.

Mine arrived yesterday. I was going to write a detailed and expansive review for you.

Then, I read this. Johnny is truly a man of graphite. Go read his review. Go on. I'll wait.

Good isn't it?

I'm sure you'll find lots to read on that excellent blog of his. I'm sure you already know, but just in case, Johnny is a co-host of The Erasable Podcast . If you are into pencils, that is a show that you simply must listen to. Their Facebook group is awesome too.

What would I add to Johnny's thoughts?

Well, right now, I find the pentagonal shape nicer to hold than the standard hex. Novelty perhaps?

The colour. Initially, I was a tad underwhelmed. 'Meh' is, I believe, the American term. However, the more I looked at it, the more I was drawn to it. There's a hint of lacquered furniture in the look. It's growing on me.

Volumes 10001

I suspect these will do rather well.

We have put up a pre-order link. We're told to expect our stock in the next week or two. So order now if you want to guarantee yourself a box as soon as they hit our shores.