A Good Pencil Sharpener


Hey, there’s nothing more interesting than some good pencil sharpener talk on a Friday afternoon, right?

Over the years I have worn out half-a-gazillion electric pencil sharpeners. Recently I bought several new ones… well… what I should say is, I kept buying different brands and taking them back and trying other brands because none of them would put a decent point on a pencil. The point the new electrics put on a pencil officially became the new standard for what a fully dull pencil should look like…

…so I gave up on electric pencil sharpeners altogether and decided to go low-tech. I bought a Kum (hand-held) Long Point Sharpener. I have found it to be most excellent. It is a two step system. The first hole sharpens only the wood and the second hole puts a great point on the pencil.


I thought I would miss the convenience of an electric pencil sharpener, but I have quickly gotten used to sharpening pencils by hand… plus I can take this sharpener with me anywhere I go.

One Comment on “A Good Pencil Sharpener

  1. Love it Dennis…. I have had the same problem even with the eons-old electric PanasonicI have had … the really cool thing with the standard sharpener that you are using now is not only does it work great anywhere you go but it’s terrific for pointing pencils to help move people along in a crowd. Works everytime right on the spot!

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