Blackwing Volume 651 Pencil Set

The Blackwing 651 is a tribute to the legendary Bruce Lee.

Each pencil features a black and yellow striped design that takes its cues from the philosophies of Jeet Kune Do. The number 651 is derived from 651 S. Weller Street in Seattle, where Bruce Lee opened his first formal school. The extra-firm graphite is ideal for writing notes, including those to your future self, whenever inspiration strikes.

These pencils are the best of the best. I love them for day to day use, sketching or note taking.

  • Blackwing Limited edition inspired by Bruce Lee
  • Set of 12 pencils
  • Extra-firm graphite
  • Hexagonal pencils
  • Replacement erasers available separately

Despite his image as an international movie star and acclaimed martial artist, Bruce Lee was a philosopher at his core. His pocketbooks contained everything from dance routines, to uplifting self-affirmations and deep life-shaping wisdoms. While his oeuvre is filled with classic films, his crowning achievement may have been his art known as Jeet Kune Do.

In a note to his students, Bruce Lee wrote “the art of Jeet Kune Do is simply to simplify.” He believed in honesty in all actions and championed a freedom of expression that had never been seen in the world of martial arts. Jeet Kune Do was designed for combat, but its tenets can be applied to the challenges of everyday life; “using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation.”

These are sold unsharpened in gift boxes of 12 - which works out as £2.91 per pencil. I've had the same Blackwing for a number of years, it is one of my most treasured writing implements.

This listing is for one box of 12 Blackwing volume 651 pencils. Why not split it with a friend?