The Caran d’Ache Pencil Peeler is a great tool for sharpening your pencils, especially pastel pencils, which do not fare well in conventional pencil sharpeners because of their soft leads. This product works like a potato peeler; if you run the blade down the end of the pencil or crayon you wish to sharpen, a small curl of wood and lead will be pared away. It is possible to sharpen pencils with more precision than a conventional pencil sharpener, and to sharpen pencils to unusual shapes (to an extremely sharp point, to a flat tip, or to a stubby tip). The Caran d’Ache Pencil Peeler is quicker, safer and more accurate than using a craft knife.
If you would prefer, the blade can be reversed so that you push it, rather than pull it, against the pencil. Simply bend the flexible metal frame apart so that the blade falls out, flip the blade round, and replace it in the same set of notches. This product comes with three replacement blades which can be inserted in the same way.
This product is 4.5cm long and is also available in a Red finish.