Swing Blade Pencil Sharpener by Free Time Industries
by Harry / May 6, 2011
Via @sight_unseen & @_AmDC_, an elaborate pencil sharpener.


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The Swing Blade was part of the American Design Club "Use Me" exhibition of works by 45 young American designers "of unapologetically functional objects, each of which exhibits a strong sense of purpose, intelligent use of materials, and the ability to do one thing extremely well."

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Says Freetime, "Although not the fastest method for pencil sharpening, the simple swing blade mechanism is certainly the most poetic and ritualistic. We find that the single-mindedness of its design allows it to achieve a particular kind of perfection. The blade moves 10 degrees off parallel to the lead, never breaking the tip; ideal for all pencils, but especially for more delicate softer leads and color pencils."

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More at Free Time Industries.

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