In 1887, New York World tasked Nellie Bly, a then-unknown journalist, with investigating the insane asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s Island. Her series, titled “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” is one of the earliest iconic examples of unbiased investigative journalism. The Blackwing 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly and investigative journalists like her, who keep citizens informed and give them a voice. It features a matte grey newsprint finish, dark grey imprint, silver ferrule, dark grey eraser, and extra-firm graphite. The number 10 represents the ten days Miss Bly spent investigating a story that has impacted countless lives.