Big THANK YOU goes out to JetPens.com for my new favorite Palomino Blackwing pencils I received in my complimentary artist package (great marketing technique btw). I absolutely love the richness of the graphite. The eraser is a great idea and engineered well-they actually slide out to reveal more for once you’ve used up the part that is showing and the shape allows for precision erasing. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a paper that allows it to cleanly erase heavy thick lines though. At lighter weights it works great but nothing beats a kneaded eraser. Overall, huge thumbs up from me on these. This pencil will be replacing every other pencil in my drawer. Buy them here.