David Rees' Artisanal Pencil Sharpening Business is Dead Serious

 - 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.