It doesn't really get any better than this sharpener. Built to last, this thing will sharpen even your most difficult pencils. The butterfly clamp can accommodate triangular, hexagonal, round, heart-shaped... basically any shape of pencil in any size. It comes with a mount for your desk and be cleaned easily by simply twisting the base of the crank and dusting off the burr.
One of the most iconic pencil brands still in operation, Caran d’Ache was founded in 1915 and has been family-run ever since (4th generation!). Their name is taken from 19th century political cartoonist Emmanuel Poiré, whose psuedonym was Caran d’Ache, a franco-fied version of "karandash," the Russian word for "pencil."
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