Looking for a German made Sharpener.
I've had my old Shiseido Sharpener which is made in Germany for over a decade. As this one is hard to find here in the states for a replacement, and as I wanted to separate sharpernes by the color of the pencils I decided to try a new one.
I tried $5 one from other brand outside Sephora. That one does not do a job I expected. Maybe it's the angle of the blade, it shapens pencils too long and breaks the pencil tip. After only one shapening each, all my pencils got too much shorter with broken tips.... It is made in Korea.
As items on Sephora website do not show where they were made, I would like to know if there are any German made standard size sharpeners.
Sephora brand's Professional Slim Pensil Sharpener actually almost looks the same as my Shiseido, with a little tooth pick to clean, except that mine doesn't have the cover. I wonder if this one is German made, and what "Slim" means.... As I read the review, it seems like the standard size, but is that correct?
If there aren't any German, Japanese sharpeners are my second choice. Are there any? From my experience, Chinese sharpeners may not fit my pencils, and Korean sharperers do not do well.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
on Professional Slim Pencil Sharpener
This one won't sharpen it too long. It has bit of plastic that prevents it from getting too pointy/long.
it says "Germany" on the outside casing on the bottom as well as on the inside of the sharpener on the bottom. This works better than any sharpener I've ever used, it doesn't break the tips of my pencils and gives them a nice, sharp point. For only $2 I would recommend trying this, and if you don't like it, nothing beats Sephora's return policy!
answered 4 years ago
(Los Angeles, CA)
invest on a swiss made sharpener, best one out there! And shiseido should still have sharpeners available.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
This sharpener is the standard size for most pencils. I'm not sure where it's manufactured, but it should do the job for you. It doesn't over-sharpen or tear up my pencils.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
This Sharpener works very well, i have not had any trouble with it. I'm guessing it's standard size, all my pencils fit into it. & i would recommend that you just buy it. If it doesnt work well for you, it was only $3 so not a lot to spend.
It works very well for me though.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
This sharpener is made in Germany & does a great job on the slim/standard pencils. I highly recommend it.
answered 5 years ago
(Thunder Bay Ontario Canada)
I don't know if the "Pro Slim Pencil Sharpener" is German made or not. But it sharpens great! My friend has this sharpener, and its perfect to keep the shaving in, and it really does sharpen well. Its also a great price which is awesome! By the looks of it, I think it is for smaller or thinner pencils, not standard size? But it is awesome! So check it out! :)
Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago