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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.
® Alvin is a registered trademark.
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from New York
Comments about Alvin Brass Bullet Pencil Sharpener:
This is the BEST pencil sharpener. I have used it for years. I just bought three more!
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A real sharpener
from Gilroy, ca
A great hefty shapener. Great feel and blade. But there is no where to grab the shavings, kinda messy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The sharpener itself is good Quality, but the replacement blades are outrageously priced! Better deals elsewhere
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
fixing up my old friend
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.
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.
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.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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