Anyone using those old pencil extenders with the push rings are just masochists.
I fell in love with this the first time I've used it. I've given a few as gifts
to friends, some professional artists, and now this is the only pencil holder
they use. This holder firmly grips any standard sized pencil. The eraser under
the end cap is a delightful touch. Easy to use and very comfortable in any sized
hand. Plus, it's beautiful to look at. I can't recommend this highly enough.
I love the ratchet action on this. It has helped me reduce breakage on soft
leaded pencils. As with all Japanese sharpeners, the blade has a beautiful edge
and cleanly shaves pencils. Very comfortable in my hand. My only complaint is a
minor one. Shavings have a tendency to get stuck behind the sharpener so you
have to dig them out to clean it. This has become my favorite pencil sharpener.
Highly recommend this for everyone.