Home Design Watch: Vintage Pencil Sharpeners

Sitting on my desk is a brand new set of unsharpened pencils and a vase full of dull pencils. Sadly, I have no sharpener. Well, I suppose I could scrounge one up, but wouldn’t it be cooler if I had one of these awesome sharpeners below?

Panasonic Pana Point KP-22A Electric Pencil Sharpener Vintage Mod Turquoise - ThePencilPusher
Get Your Number 2 Pencil Ready - Vintage Wall Mounted Pencil Sharpener - 4EnvisioningVintage
Red Midget Pencil Sharpener - MisterTrue
Faux Bois Pencil Sharpener - boxofhollyhocks
Boston Pencil Sharpener - Dentwood
Panasonic Pana Point KP-22A Electric Pencil Sharpener Vintage Mod Ivory - ThePencilPusher
Vintage Mid Century APSCO Deluxe Giant Model 51 Pencil Sharpener - theoldmilkbarn
Panasonic Pana Point KP-22A Electric Pencil Sharpener Vintage Mod Orange - ThePencilPusher
Vintage Apsco Pencil Sharpener - BewitchingVintage

On looks alone, I am initially attracted to the turquoise panasonic. I love the sleek retro design and the color, but the prohibitive cost and the fact that deep down I really want a rotary wall-mount sharpener make the chrome style my true favorite. The metal and chrome wall-mount sharpeners look so uncomplicated and sturdy, and I love the idea of getting up to manually sharpen my pencil on the wall in my basement, which is where I will mount it. There are many options for vintage pencil sharpeners on Ebay and Etsy; this collection is from my Etsy Treasury.

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Sarah Snodgrass is a residential real estate agent specializing in Kansas City's historic neighborhoods and enclaves.

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