Apparently, these Blackwing 602 Writing Pencils
($20 for 12) have quite the cult following. After they disappeared off the market for a while and pencil lovers went mad with grief, Charles Berolzheimer II, a sixth-generation pencil manufacturer, decided to reintroduce them. Aficionados love that even minimal pressure creates a dark, clear line. These cool pencils are perfect for artists, writers, and anyone who fancies herself a collector of fine writing utensils. While they'd look awesome sitting on our desk, we think they'd be a cool way to top an artist friend's birthday present, too.