The Blackwing 602 is ideal for writing. Great for students and those that take a lot of notes as it helps prevent hand fatigue. It is smoother than a typical writing pencil and resembles a B lead. This is the pencil that is closest to the original Eberhard Faber Blackwing. In tribute, it reprises the slogan “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed” on the barrel. The Blackwing 602 has a pearlescent gray finish with a gold band and pink eraser.