Excellent pencil sharpener. I searched high and low for a high quality pencil sharpener in my local shops, but nothing beats the quality of the a Prismacolor pencil sharpener. The blades are high quality, and well honed, and give a very clean point, without breaking the lead. I have a bunch of sharpeners I've tried that seem to mutilate the pencil tips, and constantly break the lead before you can get them sharp. They can all go in the bin now I have this pencil sharpener.