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The Swing Blade Pencil Sharpener Ritualistically Sharpens Writing Tools

 - Jun 17, 2011
References: freetimeindustries & design-milk
The pencil sharpener is definitely a stationary tool that hasn't really seen a unique redesign in some time, if ever; that all changes with the Swing Blade Pencil Sharpener. A beautiful design, it brings a sense of care to the maintenance of one's writing and artistic tools.

Created by multidisciplinary design studio Free Time Industries, the Swing Blade Pencil Sharpener may not offer the fastest way to sharpen your pencils, but it surely provides a very precise way. Inspired by pencil sharpeners from the olden days, "it individual functions of each part, we were able to combine elements and reduce visual complexity," as the designers put it.

Poetic and ritualistic, the Swing Blade Pencil Sharpener is especially ideal for soft-leaded and color pencils.