Razor blades can also sharpen pencils ?!
Yes, that's exactly the super power of a traditional razor; whether it's a double-edged blade (DE), a single-edged GEM blade, or a wedge blade...there are specially designed pencil sharpeners, proving that the previous People cherish resources.
The DE style pencil sharpener can use three-hole old type and new type double-sided blades. After 1930, many famous European brands have produced them, including FABER and STAEDTLER. The German army even put NOROLA products in map bags.
The UNICUM INCA in the photo is a Swiss product, and the bold brand words are very lovely, which is rarer than FABER. The overall use of alloy casting (should be zamak) + steel screws; the original green finish has been mottled, I simply wiped off to reveal the original metal color.
UNICUM INCA is different from other models in that the fixing screws of the cover are moved to the back - the concave space is used to make the appearance more neat; secondly, a small blade is deliberately exposed at the front end, which is convenient for cutting the thread head or cutting the hemp rope of the mail package.
There is a sleeve for thin pencils in front of the pen slot hole. Many old products will lose this part, so I help her make a new one; you must pay attention to a small thin tenon, which must be precise and firm. It can be stably snapped into the L-shaped fixed opening on the back.
Although it is very old, the pencil sharpening is still smooth after changing the blade, the pencil sawdust in the photo is that it is made. This razor blade pencil sharpener is definitely an interesting collection of shaving history.