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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I use this: Or this:

    and carry one of these in my backpack:

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Since my last post, I got some more....

    Castell 52/20N by c_m_z, auf Flickr

    Dahle 77 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    Caran d'Ache No. 455 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    KUM Meisterwerk by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    El Casco M430 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    Gedess Fixpencil by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    and I even use a knife:

    Zimmermannsbleistift und Messer by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Has this one been mentioned? (I didn't see it, apologies if I missed it...)

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by TAYLORPUPPY View Post
    There are all sorts of pencil sharpeners out there. What kind of sharpener do you use?


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    I use a two step KUM

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    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    Since my last post, I got some more....

    and I even use a knife:

    Zimmermannsbleistift und Messer by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

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    Thank you for sharing a photo of the knife, to be honest I have never seen a knife like this shape. We used to sharpen pencils with an ordinary kitchen knife when I was a kid - but it's not convenient. I would love to try this method!

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I do a lot of graphite drawing, and occasionally use color pencils. I have tried many, many sharpeners, I love the KUM brand. They are just humble little handheld sharpeners, but I find they work great for my needs. There are several versions, including a long point. They last longer than most handheld ones, and do the job to perfection. Easy to find at most art supply sites, or on Amazon.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Thanks for sharing! By the way, I saw that KUM sharpeners are also very affordable. I will definitely give them a try!

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Here's mine in the garage. Does what I need.


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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsimonious View Post
    Here's mine in the garage. Does what I need.
    It simply needs a full restoration by a specialist.

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    I don't know, I'm afraid any restoration would spoil it's historic value.

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    Last edited by Marco; April 21st, 2021 at 08:29 AM.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post

    Gedess Fixpencil by C.M.Z, auf Flickr
    Is that a desk mounted sharpener for a 2mm clutch pencil / lead holder? Is a similar machine manufactured today? I want!

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    the sharpener is not desk mounted, but it is meant for these pencils. it's called Gedess and still available.

    https://www.amazon.de/Minenschärfer-...language=en_GB

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I picked up a Staedtler 502 and it doesn't work for my 925 35-20 or my Rotring rapidpro because the knurled sections are too wide.

    I found this https://www.deltaart.ca/product/00/0...e-Lead-Pointer at the same shop, but I cannot find any reviews of it. Does anyone know anything about it, and whether it would accommodate lead holders with larger diameter sections?


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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Bakelite...DUX....made in W.Germany..............so is nowhere near as old as I had thought.
    The top is an 8 with two sizes of sharpener.
    6 1/2cm/@ 2 1/2" high; 5cm/2" wide.
    I have a few pencils here and there, but don't use them. So I do have a classic two finger pinch one somewhere ...like the old bloke carries in his back pack........just in case.

    Last edited by BoBo Olson; September 9th, 2022 at 01:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post
    I also have this one

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    Oh, It's so cute and unique. I love cute designs like that too. I buy a lot of cute pencil sharpeners but mainly for decoration.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWill07 View Post
    I have never seen a knife like this shape.
    It looks like a woodcarving tool, a chip-carving or detail knife. The handle is shaped to fit the palm, for control.

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