An icon of the pencil world not yet featured by this blog is the Caran d’Ache Pencil Sharpening Machine. A sturdy all metal desktop sharpener, the product has been in production for eighty years. In honour of that anniversary, Caran d’Ache issued a limited edition of 1933 in a matte black finish.
It’s a beauty.
Some of the packaging:
Inserts and accessories:
Compared to other desktop sharpeners, the function is very simple.
A drawer for the shavings.
A Tombow Mono 100 was chosen to be the first test subject.
The results are surprising and practical – a blunt point and an overall shape similar to what a handheld sharpener would deliver.