Using a helix blade, this sharpener works effortlessly to keep your pencils pointed and ready. There’s a dial on the crank that allows you to adjust to your desired sharpness, from very sharp to more blunt. The sharpener also will retract your pencil when it’s ready to avoid scuffing the finish, and has an automatic brake to prevent over-sharpening. The body is made of a matte black metal and polymer shell that’s durable and sleek. The drawer slides out to let you empty shavings and locks back in with a satisfying click.