Pencil Sharpening, Snooty Artisan Style

Posted on December 4, 2013 9:00 pm

I think this works because he stays completely in character the whole time, never once veering from that vaguely self-important “handcrafted attention to detail is the only really important thing in life” tone of voice, no matter what words are coming out of his mouth.

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6 Responses to “Pencil Sharpening, Snooty Artisan Style”

  1. DamnCat says:

    Phil Hartman did a similar shtick 20 years ago

  2. AT says:


    I searched for hours for a suitable pencil to sharpen, but honestly, none of them really deserve it. Now I’m disappointed.

  3. D-Rock says:

    technically, the leather is for honing the blade, not sharpening it, but he can be forgiven for that misconception

  4. Doug says:

    Caution: Do NOT include a pencil sharpening knife in your child’s pencil box for school!! Nope… I won’t do that again!

  5. CrabbyOldBat says:

    By gum, there is a leather strop in my grandfather’s tomb! He certainly appreciated fine craftsmanship. (Seriously, he did. Made us an engine-powered carousel that was a work of art. The playhouse lasted generations.)

  6. Iowa Jim says:

    I expect that there will soon be pencil-sharpening boutiques in Manhattan and San Francisco.

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