This pencil was what everyone was waiting for. From the time I got into pencils everyone was talking about that Blackwing should make a pencil with the extra firm core they had put in some of their limited edition volumes.
This is the firmest of the Blackwing pencils. It is smooth like a Blackwing but firmer, making it a really great pencil to write long form with.
It is as the name says a Natural wood pencil, with gold text and ferrule.
I think the design of it is boring, but it looks okay. Much better than the terrible 602 design.
The extra firm core in this pencil is the only Blackwing Core that I enjoy writing long form with. Not something I use pencils for a lot.
If I am buying a standard edition Blackwing I usually pick this or the Pearl.