Blackwing Volume 3 Limited Edition Pencils
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The summer edition of the Blackwing Volumes series is inspired by Ravi Shankar, famed Indian classical musician who is credited for bringing sitar music to the west. More from Blackwing on this edition:
"In June of 1966, George Harrison met maestro Ravi Shankar in Bath, England. Harrison asked Ravi to teach him how to play the sitar, a task Ravi agreed to only after considerable hesitation. Their collaboration resulted in an explosion in the popularity of classical Indian music and culture in the United States and around the world.
The Blackwing 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday. It features our extra-firm graphite and a matte turmeric finish accented with a pattern inspired by one of Ravi’s iconic sitars. The pattern prominently features the ॐ (Om), a sacred Sanskrit symbol with three phonetic components that correlate to the waking, dream, and unconscious states of being.
A portion of every pack sold will benefit the Ravi Shankar Foundation and their mission to "preserve the diversity of cultures and richness of their arts." "
Please note that this is technically a pre-order. They will ship later this week (the week of 6/22). Full disclosure: we prefer to upload new products in scheduled batches instead of as they come in to prevent new product anxiety and this is just where it fit in the schedule. :)
Made in Japan from California Cedar
Ungraded, but feels and looks like an HB/B (Blackwing's "extra-firm" core)
Replacement erasers are available here
Each pencil measures 8" long
Hexagonal barrel, normal diameter
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