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.