Standardgraph GEDESS Lead Pointer - Transparent

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Standardgraph GEDESS Lead Pointer - Transparent. 

The GEDESS Lead Pointer is a unique lead sharpener that allows graphite or colored lead 2-4mm in diameter to be sharpened to a perfect point. The name "GEDESS" comes from the first letters of the first and last names of this sharpener's inventor, Georges Dessonnanz, who patented the original design in Switzerland in 1939.

This lead pointer is intended to be used with 2-4mm clutch pencils or lead holders and features a plastic rotary piece with a guide hole and an internal disc with a rough, sandpaper-like texture that rubs against the lead to create a point. The transparent plastic body of the lead holder can be opened to dispose of graphite shavings.

To use this lead pointer, after extending the graphite approximately 10mm (or 5mm if using colored lead), hold the sharpener in your left hand and insert the pencil into the guide hole with your right (or vice versa, depending on your dominant hand). Rotate the pencil 4-5 times, using light pressure against the internal disc, for a precise point. 

  • Works with mechanical/clutch pencils or lead holders that use lead 2-4mm in diameter
  • Note that this lead pointer is not intended to be used with standard mechanical pencils with narrow leads (ex. 0.5-0.9mm) or wood pencils. 

About Dux: In 1908, Theodore Paul Mobius invented the cone-shaped pencil sharpener in Germany. With his innovative sharpener, T. Paul Mobius went on to start his own pencil sharpening manufacturing company, named after himself, and his brother, Alfred Mobius along with associate Heinrich Rupert, went on to start another influential pencil sharpener manufacturing company, M+R. T. Paul Mobius's company was taken over by DUX in the 1980's as pencils had been in decline for a few decades after the invention of the ballpoint pen. Today, DUX sharpeners are produced in Bavaria and can easily be identified by the unique and nostalgic look of their sharpeners, which continue to be made in solid brass, Duroplast (a plastic similar to Bakelite), solid aluminum and strong plastic.