David Rees' Artisanal Pencil Sharpening Business is Dead Serious

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 25, 2010   Updated: Jun 17 2011 • References: artisanalpencilsharpening & gawker
David Rees is a cartoonist who, prior to his Artisanal Pencil Sharpening service, was most famous for clip-art comic Get Your War On. Rees' latest venture promises to sharpen your pencils by hand, recalling the age-old craft that electric sharpeners made obsolete. Yes, he's serious.

The Artisanal Pencil Sharpening website even features testimonials from satisfied customers. For $12, you'll get a pencil personally sharpened by David Rees.

Implications - The craftsman can be seen within the gallery, hard at work, sharpening pencils to perfection. When he sharpens a pencil for you, you even get the shavings in a little plastic baggy. David Rees claims that by sending the shavings back, you know your pencil has been properly sharpened with quality and care. Stats for Pro Pencil Sharpening Services Trending: Older & Chilly
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