This is one of the few factory-sharpened Blackwings I’ve seen. The point has the telltale striations that come from being run across a belted sandpaper sharpener. You can see one in action at the 8:40 mark in this video.

Why some were factory-sharpened and others weren’t is another one of those funny, hard-to-explain details. This version of the pencil was kind of transitional—it was the first with the new logo, but still had the shortened length of the earlier pencils. Furthermore, they were available un-sharpened as well. Perhaps pre-sharpening them was another element of change that was introduced, but for whatever reason was eventually dropped.