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Handheld pencil sharpeners are convenient and compact devices for maintaining precision points on a variety of composition and art pencils, to make writing or drawing less effortless and more exact. Many are available as dual-hole sharpeners for different sizes of pencil barrels or point-tip shapes. In addition, long-point sharpeners offer blade options to create extra long, dual-purpose points. Read More
Staedtler Manual Pencil Sharpener, Available In Different Colors (512 300SBK)

Staedtler Manual Pencil Sharpener, Available In Different Colors (512 300SBK)

Manual pencil sharpener is quick and convenient for anywhere use
This item comes in assorted colors
Handheld pencil sharpener
$6.49 Each
Item # 901-385099
Quick Ship: 1-2 business day delivery
Bostitch Twist-n-Sharp Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors (PS1-ADJ)

Bostitch Twist-n-Sharp Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors (PS1-ADJ)

Manual pencil sharpener is quick and convenient for use anywhere
Comes in an assortment of trendy translucent colors: pink, blue, orange colors are selected at random
Handheld pencil sharpener
$7.29 Each
When you buy 12+
Item # 901-1641097
Officemate® Metal Handheld Pencil And Crayon Sharpener, Metallic Silver

Officemate® Metal Handheld Pencil And Crayon Sharpener, Metallic Silver

Precision economical sharpening
Aluminum housing
Honed blade
$6.49 Each
Item # 901-30218UNI
Officemate® Handheld Pencil And Crayon Sharpener With Cap, Blue

Officemate® Handheld Pencil And Crayon Sharpener With Cap, Blue

Sharpens pencils and crayons
Includes cap to contain excess shavings
Retractable eraser
$3.39 Each
When you buy 12+
Item # 901-30220UNI
Swingline® Optima® Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black/Orange, Lifetime Warranty

Swingline® Optima® Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black/Orange, Lifetime Warranty

Color: Gray/Orange
8"(H) x 5"(W) x 8 7/10"(D)
Power type: Electric
$55.99 Each
Item # 901-22968
Dual Hole Plastic Pencil Sharpener

Dual Hole Plastic Pencil Sharpener

Two sharpening holes
1 Each
Great for school, work, or home
$1.39 Each
Item # 901-JV58209
X-ACTO Ranger 55 Manual Pencil Sharpener, Black (1001)

X-ACTO Ranger 55 Manual Pencil Sharpener, Black (1001)

Manual pencil sharpener is quick and convenient for anywhere use
Heavy-duty versatile sharpener
Black sharpener is made of metal and is ideal for pencil users
$35.99 Each
Item # 901-1001Q
Generals Little Red All Art Sharpener pack of 3 [Pack of 12]

General's Little Red All Art Sharpener pack of 3 [Pack of 12]

Tough steel sharpener blade can deftly handle charcoal, pastel, and soft core artists pencils
Blade is replaceable
Available in a pack of 3, or in a pack of 1 with shavings canister
$39.99 Pack
Item # 901-1721881ASN
Koh-I-Noor School Pencil Sharpener each [Pack of 12]

Koh-I-Noor School Pencil Sharpener each [Pack of 12]

Classic, durable pencil sharpener for school, home, or studio
Cuts wood and points lead in a single operation
All aluminum design
$68.99 Pack
Currently out of stock.
Item # 901-1722648ASN

Fingertip or palm-style handheld pencil sharpeners

Several manual sharpeners are available for a variety of pencils. The most convenient options are handheld, straight-blade sharpeners, called prism sharpeners. They range from non-receptacle, pocket-size metal or plastic cartridges to larger sharpeners with collection bins for the shavings. Each has a single blade attached to the cartridge or body. Pocket-size models normally have a single hole that fits pencils with standard-size barrels. With contoured ridges for fingertip grip, they stabilize the pencils while twist-sharpening the barrels. Other styles include dual-hole sharpeners that either accommodate different barrel sizes or create different point-tip shapes.

Blades of handheld pencil sharpeners

Manual desktop and electric pencil sharpeners contain hardened helical cutting blades that shave pencil casings and their leads quickly and efficiently. However, the single blades of prism sharpeners also provide the same precision. All available handheld sharpeners have screw-in or riveted blades that won’t wobble with frequent use. The blade’s cutting edge has an angle below the casing surface, which keeps it away from fingertips. Available sharpeners come with high carbon steel blades to retain their cutting edge. Many of the steel blades put a factory edge on special pencils that include charcoal, pastel, and soft-core color pencils for artists.

Dual-hole sharpeners for different barrels and points

Single holes accommodate different sizes of barrels. However, some prism sharpeners offer two holes—for standard lead pencils and for wider special pencils, including crayons. In fact, many of these double sharpeners offer two blade styles: one to provide fine-point, precision tips and another that offers a wide angle for creating tips you can use edge-wise for broader, shading strokes. In addition, dual options include long-point sharpeners that offer one hole for shaving down the casings of barrels and then another hole for creating extra long tips for fine-point and broad-edge sketching simultaneously.

Other sharpener features

Besides their versatility and effectiveness, many handheld pencil sharpeners offer conveniences:

  • Retractable erasers
  • Hinged covers to prevent shavings from spilling out
  • Package options for schools, including preschool to kindergartners

Use Quill to look into the unique features of handheld sharpeners to see why these devices are a must in your carrying case or side drawer.

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