How to Sharpen Pencils

2012 Gift Guide: Gifts for Pencil Lovers

If you have a pencil lover on your list, you’ve come to the right place (we are Pencils.com, after all). From books about pencils, to pencils from the world’s top brands, this gift guide has something for every pencil snob. 

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Pencil Gift GuideDAVID REES’ HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILS

Deep in New York’s Hudson River Valley, craftsman David Rees—the world’s number one #2 pencil sharpener—still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. Now, in a book that is both a manifesto and a fully-illustrated walk-through of the many, many, many ways to sharpen a pencil, he reveals the secrets of his craft.

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CASTELL 9000 PENCIL BAG SET

Two-hundred and fifty years of German pencil engineering and countless sketches, drawings and studies from artists around the world have helped make Faber-Castell’s Castell 9000 graphite drawing pencil one of the world’s premiere drawing pencils. This Artist Graphite Drawing Set comes with 12 pencils (8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H and 2H), along with an eraser, sharpener and pencil bag.

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HENRY PETROSKI’S THE PENCIL

Where do your pencils come from? In this engaging, informative history, Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, sketches its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.

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KITABOSHI GRAPHITE PENCIL ART TIN

There’s a reason the Kitaboshi Pencil Company is one of Japan’s most respected pencil manufacturers. This tin features 12 premium Kitaboshi graphite pencils, each with a natural finish and simple lettering, and each with a different grade of smooth, blendable graphite for the ultimate study in contrasts.

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