12 limited edition California-grown cedarwood pencils with balanced Japanese graphite.
The Blackwing Volume 42 is a tribute to Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson and those who pursue their passions, creative or otherwise, regardless of the obstacles in their way.
On July 6, 1944, eleven years before Rosa Parks famously refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama and ignited the Civil Rights Movement, another individual refused to move to the back of a bus. He was 2nd Lieutenant Jack Roosevelt Robinson, and his refusal earned him a court martial for “behaving with disrespect” and “willful disobedience of lawful command.”
Lieutenant Robinson stood his ground at trial, and he was acquitted of all charges. After being honorably discharged, he signed a contract with the Negro League's Kansas City Monarchs baseball club to pursue his passion for athletics. A few short years later, Jack “Jackie” Robinson was called up to the Major Leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier and providing much needed momentum to the desegregation movement that extended well beyond baseball.
Volume 42 features Blackwings balanced graphite, a blue imprint and eraser, road gray ferrule, and the iconic red 42.