This sharpener is not only the quietest manual sharpener on the market, it also stops pencil waste as it won't allow you to persist beyond the perfectly sharpened point once formed. Smooth crank action. The single burr sharpener gives an extra long pencil point. Metal handle, blade and body. Clear plastic receptacle drawer to collect shavings. Retractable clamps feed pencil to blade. C-Clamp included for counter top attachment. Perfect with Generals Pencils and Pencil Holder.