How do I use the one step sharpener?

The One Step Sharpener creates a long, curved point using a single step process. To create your point, simply insert the pencil and turn clockwise, applying steady, even pressure. If you're having trouble, check out our more detailed video here. 

How do I use the Two Step Sharpener?

The Two Step Sharpener creates a long, straight point using a two step process. To create your point, insert the pencil into the hole labeled "1" and turn clockwise until the pencil spins freely. Then, insert the pencil into the hole labeled "2" and turn clockwise until the blade bites the wood. Watch a detailed how-to video here.

Do you offer replacement blades?

Yes! The Two Step Sharpener comes with two replacement blades in the shaving compartment. Replacement blades for the One Step Sharpener can be purchased here.

Blackwing One-Step Sharpener Replacement Blades

My lead keeps breaking. What gives?

Broken lead is usually caused by one of two things: off-centered graphite or dull sharpener blades. If you're using a Blackwing, it's likely the latter. Try replacing your sharpener blades and see if that fixes the issue.

If your sharpener is brand new and not sharpening properly, try adjusting the screw tightness. A blade that is too tight or too loose may not sharpen precisely.

If you're still having trouble after troubleshooting, contact us.