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Alvin's Brass Bullet Pencil Sharpener is the perfect accessory for taking on a day-long sketching trip. It's one of the tiniest and most compact pencil sharpeners ever made, yet it's one of the sturdiest.
It features solid brass bullet-shaped construction with a replaceable stainless steel cutting blade. The blade can be removed and sharpened in a knife sharpener.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
fixing up my old friend
Comments about Alvin Brass Bullet Pencil Sharpener:
I've had my bullet pencil sharpener since the early 80s when I had a boss who was a stickler for the "right" equipment. remember, we were still doing things by hand then! it's the best sharpener ever, and it went through a house fire as well as many years of work. I was really happy to see I could get these replacement blades... since my first one lasted what, 35 years? hella bargain. now my sharpener still looks charred, but the blade is nice and shiny and SHARP.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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love this product. unbelievable price--so low!
from Ft.Walton Beach, Fl.
I had this type of pencil sharpener for twenty five years and lost it. I had looked for one before but did not find. This is the exact type I had lost and was very happy to have a replacement. The price was a surprise--very reasonable. Thanks so much. Will use you folks again as I have before.
exceptionally well-designed product
By Bruno Cespuglio
from Toronto Canada
Very appreciative that Dick Blick carries-- and ships to Canada-- this otherwise unobtainable product.If you want the best of its class-- and at a reasonable price-- this is it.
from Atlanta, Ga
Compared to the cheap things that come with drawing sets these are great. The blades are much sharper and replaceable. I have severe arthritis and this is much easier to turn. Less likely to break the pencil core too.
By Bajo el Sol
from Costa Rica
You wouldn't think weight would matter in a simple pencil sharpener, but it does. Skip the plastic models and go for brass. Fits the hand well and gives a sharp point.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Akron, OH
I absolutely LOVE this little sharpener! Been looking for something that does coloured pencils without chewing them up and this certainly does a great job of not doing that. Doesn't do as good a job on my Staedtler graphite pencils but that's not why I got it. Would highly recommend for those using coloured pencils.
By Hannah Rain
from Summerfield, FL
I purchased this sharpener a few weeks ago for my Prismacolor colored pencils, it sharpens them perfectly best sharpener I've owned thus far.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Well worth the money!
from Atascadero, CA
You pay for what you get. This is the best sharpener I've ever used. I read the reviews and am so happy I ordered this item. It sharpens regular drawing pencils easily and charcoal pencils like a dream. The size is handy because I can take it anywhere. I also bought extra blades so I am ready when I have gone sharpening crazy and dull the original; that will take awhile!
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from Maple Hts Ohio
Works great, just the right tool to use on my new pencils
Compact and Efficient Sharpener
from Banner Elk, NC
I am using this sharpener to sharpen Prismacolor pencils. I love the pencils, but my only issue with them is also what makes them so great - they have a soft core of color that can easily break using most sharpeners I have tried. The key with this one seems to be to hold and spin the sharpener itself around the pencil, not to spin the pencil in the sharpener. It seems to be easy on the color core, and puts a perfect point to the pencil. I also like the fact that when the blade becomes dull I can switch it out with a new one without having to go on a search for a new sharpener. While it is compact and I like that, I can see where it might be easy to misplace, especially if the surface you are working on looks like the top of my desk - a bit cluttered! I would buy this sharpener again *if* I ever do lose it, and I recommend it.
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