A small, robust and pleasingly tactile sharpener - gives an excellent point, shape and visually satisfying finish. I use it with my Blackwings and highly recommend it. (Posted on 29/09/2016)
Review by Steve Pitcher
Lovely sharpener for my Midori Pencils in particular.
Great looking too (Posted on 11/07/2014)
Review by Nick
That sounds silly, but this is one of those objects that people just want to pick up and roll in their fingers. Gets a nice patina after a while too.
A good quality pencil gets a decent point although stubbier than desktop sharpeners - depends on what you prefer.
One proviso - I had some M+R blades (the ones with writing) from one of their other sharpeners and they're a slightly different shape (wider) so don't fit snugly. The blade it comes with should last a long time unless you're writing/sketching all day with a 4B, but worth bearing in mind. You might need to sharpen the blade rather than replacing it, as I haven't found spares specifically for this. (Posted on 14/06/2014)