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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
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
$3.49 Each
When you buy 12+
or
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Item # 901-1641097
Model # PS1-ADJ
X-ACTO Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors (11184Q)

X-ACTO Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors (11184Q)

Triangle manual sharpener with built-in eraser is portable and lightweight to carry in backpacks or tuck into desk drawers
Comes in four assorted colors
Handheld pencil sharpener
$1.59 Each
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Item # 901-24502772
Model # 11184Q
Guaranteed 1-2 Day Delivery
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
$6.99 Each
This item ships FREE *
Item # 901-385099
Model # 512300SBK
Staedtler Manual Pencil Sharpeners, Silver, 4/Pack (51010BK402NA)

Staedtler Manual Pencil Sharpeners, Silver, 4/Pack (51010BK402NA)

One-hole manual pencil sharpener is quick and convenient for use anywhere
Made of metal and finished in a sleek silver color to help you achieve a sharp pencil tip
Handheld pencil sharpener
$9.49 Pack
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Item # 901-428748
Model # 51010BK402NA
STAEDTLER Manual Pencil Sharpener, Blue/Silver (512 001 BK)

STAEDTLER Manual Pencil Sharpener, Blue/Silver (512 001 BK)

Manual pencil sharpener is quick and convenient for use anywhere
Sharpener in blue/silver is made of metal and is ideal for pencils
Two holes dial accommodates various pencil widths
$6.59 Each
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Item # 901-441772
Model # 512 001 BK
The Pencil Grip™ Two Hole Pencil Sharpener (ESN513)

The Pencil Grip™ Two Hole Pencil Sharpener (ESN513)

Size: 1 7/8" x 1 1/2"
12/Pack
2-hole sharpener for standard and primary pencils in assorted red, green, blue and yellow
$24.99 Bundle
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Item # 901-975834
Model # ESN513
OIC Metal Pencil Sharpener, Metallic Silver

OIC Metal Pencil Sharpener, Metallic Silver

Classic and functional sharpener for the standard size pencil
Precision economical sharpening
Aluminum housing
$1.79 Each
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Item # 901-303239
Model # OIC30233
Staedtler® Double-hole Tub Pencil Sharpener

Staedtler® Double-hole Tub Pencil Sharpener

Clear plastic lid protects the sharpening mechanism and prevents shavings from spilling out
Premium-quality metal sharpeners
2-hole oval with shavings cup
$6.99 Each
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Item # 901-652427
Model # 512 001
One-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpeners, Assorted, 24/Pk (15993)

One-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpeners, Assorted, 24/Pk (15993)

Sharpens #2 size pencils only
Single hole compact size for easy storage
Comes in assorted colors: red/blue/green/yellow
$6.79 Pack
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Item # 901-2622134
Model # 15993
Westcott Manual Pencil/Crayon Sharpener, Assorted (12202)

Westcott Manual Pencil/Crayon Sharpener, Assorted (12202)

Manual operation
For pencils or crayons
Assorted colors
$3.19 Each
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or
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Item # 901-12202Q
Model # 12202
Guaranteed 1-2 Day Delivery
Maped IGLOO 2 Hole Pencil Sharpener, Manual, Blue, 12 pack (MAP634756)
$19.49 Bundle
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Item # 901-2127066
Model # MAP634756
Kum Barrel pencil sharpeners 1 hole pencil sharpener [Pack of 12]

Kum Barrel pencil sharpeners 1 hole pencil sharpener [Pack of 12]

Barrel shaped sharpener
Magnesium inner sharpener
Screw-on top
$54.99 Pack
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Item # 901-1717812ASN
Model # 89509-PK12
Singlehole Pencil Sharpeners 144-Count Classroom Pack (ACM15993BN)

Singlehole Pencil Sharpeners 144-Count Classroom Pack (ACM15993BN)

Perfect for Back to School
Assorted colors
Suggested age: 5 years and up
$28.99 Pack
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Item # 901-24393350
Model # ACM15993BN
Dual Hole Plastic Pencil Sharpener

Dual Hole Plastic Pencil Sharpener

Two sharpening holes
1 Each
Great for school, work, or home
$1.59 Each
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Item # 901-JV58209
Model # BAUMMR3320Q
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
$49.99 Pack
This item ships FREE *
Item # 901-1721881ASN
Model # 39590-PK12
Maped Tonic 2 Hole Sharpener, Manual, Assorted Colors, 12 pack (MAP069149)
Out of Stock

Maped Tonic 2 Hole Sharpener, Manual, Assorted Colors, 12 pack (MAP069149)

Manual Pencil Sharpener
Plastic material with assorted colors for fun of Designed for all ages
For light duty use
$36.99 Bundle
Out of Stock
This item is currently unavailable.
Item # 901-2126946
Model # MAP069149
Out of Stock
This item is currently unavailable.
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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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