Høvel is an entirely reimagined pencil sharpener. The Høvel pencil plane enables you to whittle your pencil perfectly to any desired point. Its unique mechanism also helps to not break the lead of your pencil, unlike the commonly used sharpener, which twists and snaps graphite. Due to its solid brass body, its weight is a joy, and it gains beauty and character with age.
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What kind of pencils can Høvel sharpen?
Høvel can sharpen almost any pencil. Its unique design allows you to sharpen any shape of pencil, big or small. And better yet, its planing technique means that you can sharpen soft pencils without breaking the core like a typical twist sharpener.
What is Høvel made of?
Høvel is made of solid machined brass and its blades are made of carefully selected carbon steel. The packaging is made of card and is 100% recyclable.
How resistant is Høvel?
Høvel is designed to last a lifetime, and the brass will patina with time and use. Høvel can be easily polished using Brasso to bring to back to its original shine.
Høvel is made of Brass and comes highly polished out of the box. Brass is a reactive metal that will naturally tarnish in different conditions and especially when handled. Oils and moisture from hands will affect the brass colour and will tarnish it helping to build a patina. This can be easily cleaned off if you prefer it looking perfectly clean and polished.
The first step is to take the Høvel apart, separating the screw and clamp from the main body. Use some Brasso wadding (or other brass cleaning agent), this can be purchased at most hardware stores, supermarkets, and online. Take a small piece of the webbing and in small circular motions wiping the tarnished areas and sections of graphite. The wadding should start to turn a deep black showing that it is removing the oils and dirt.
Once you have cleaned the brass take a soft cloth or tissue and slightly moisten it with some water and washing up liquid/soap. Then wipe off the residue from the Brasso in a similar motion and care to the Brasso wadding. Then run the parts under some warm water tap and clean off all the cleaning residue. Finally taking another soft cloth/tissue and dry any moisture, I usually use a yellow glass polishing cloth because it will buff up the Høvel to make it very shiny.