The DUX dual-barrel pencil sharpener, precisely constructed from a solid aluminium block in a cylindrical form, provides a perfect fit for standard-sized pencils and crayons with a width up to 12mm, thanks to its detachable lid. The design conveniently collects shavings in a compartment beneath the twin blades. For decades, since the 1930s, DUX has been a respected German manufacturer of pencil sharpeners, using both traditional materials such as aluminium, brass, and bakelite, as well as modern plastics. Although times have progressed, there remains a consistent need for pencil sharpening. The satisfaction drawn from time-honoured engineering is just as potent today as it was in the past.