Are you attuned to the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening? We weren’t, which is why we starting stocking David Rees’ book How To Sharpen Pencils.
From his home in New York’s Hudson River, David offers a bespoke pencil sharpening service to those that find themselves at the blunt end of a pencil. Not one to keep the tricks of his trade close to his chest David Rees, a self professed professional pencil sharpener, offers a funny but insightful ‘how-to’ guide for readers, whilst sharing what he believes are the essential tools for every pencil sharpeners kit.
How To Sharpen Pencils is a book, a manifesto and a fully-illustrated walk-through of the many, many, many ways to sharpen a pencil, delivered with pencil-sharp wit (pun intended!) and hilarity.
In this video, David shares some of his tried and tested techniques so you too can become an artisanal pencil sharpener.
We’ve picked out our favourite pencils and sharpening devices, which are yours?
Palomino Blackwing Pencil - Pearl
M+R Professional Solid Brass Circular Double Hole Sharpener
Derwent Super Point Sharpener
Graphite Pencil Grafwood 2B