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A pencil sharpener inspired by traditional woodworking tools, Høvel is a fresh new take on how you sharpen your pencil.
A pencil sharpener inspired by traditional woodworking tools, Høvel is a fresh new take on how you sharpen your pencil.
A pencil sharpener inspired by traditional woodworking tools, Høvel is a fresh new take on how you sharpen your pencil.
432 backers pledged £25,533 to help bring this project to life.

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As we reach 200% of our goal, we are overwhelmed and honored by all of your support. As a thank you, we are rolling out a stretch goal of £30k. After reading your feedback and comments, we have talked with our manufacturers and are excited to announce that we will now offer brass screws as an option with the purchase of a brass Høvel. As for those who ordered an aluminium Høvel, we are now offering a Matte Black option as well. At the end of our campaign we will send out a survey in which you will be able to choose either of these two options if they apply to your pledge. 

 Also, if we reach our stretch goal of 300% we will include five extra blades with each Høvel order.

Høvel is a pencil sharpener like no other. Drawing on inspiration from traditional hand tools used in woodworking, Høvel is designed to be practical, environmentally friendly, and beautiful. Høvel has been made to last a lifetime and every care has been taken to make sure that it is fully recyclable. As a precision machined piece, both finishes will age beautifully and are a pleasure to use.

Brass Høvel in action.
Brass Høvel in action.

 

Available in both polished brass and anodised aluminium
Available in both polished brass and anodised aluminium

 

 

Høvel emerged as a result of a dissatisfaction with the everyday pencil sharpener. Common pencil sharpeners easily break the lead of a pencil and are often discarded once their blade goes dull. With Høvel we've redesigned the pencil sharpener from the ground up, making it quick and easy to change the blades. 

At Brahman, we take great pride in creating products that are made to last a lifetime and help reduce our global waste problem.

Change the blades quickly and easily to keep on Høveling
Change the blades quickly and easily to keep on Høveling

From designers to musicians to writers, the humble pencil is the tool of choice. It affords us the freedom to realise our ideas on paper in way that other 'smart' technology has yet to match. A blunt pencil is like any blunt tool, it fails do the job it is meant to do. Høvel is the perfect companion to any pencil.

Sharpen any pencil to any point
Sharpen any pencil to any point

 

Høvel is based on the principles of a traditional hand plane, allowing you complete control over how you sharpen your pencil. Unlike using a craft knife or a traditional pencil sharpener, Høvel affords you the freedom and control to sharpen any pencil to any point. Høvel can be used on its own or with a base to catch the shavings.

Høvel Base - Available in Ash and Cherry
Høvel Base - Available in Ash and Cherry

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Risks and challenges

The design is complete, with initial prototypes in hand, and Høvel is ready to go into production. Redundancy measures are in place, with a manufacturer in reserve should we encounter problems with the first. However, unforeseen delays can and often do happen, nevertheless we are committed to delivering a finished product in the time frame we have provided. We will remain as transparent as possible throughout the campaign and during production to keep you updated on our progress.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    A Høvel Pencil and our utmost gratitude.

    We will send you 2 Høvel marked pencils along with our utmost gratitude for your support.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    Early Backer - Aluminium - HØVEL

    Be one of the first to receive one aluminium Høvel. Includes 5 replacement blades.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $45

    Aluminium Høvel

    Receive an aluminium Høvel. Includes 5 replacement blades.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $51

    Early Backer - Brass Høvel

    Be one of the first to receive a brass Høvel. Includes 5 replacement blades.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $57

    Brass Høvel

    Receive a brass Høvel. Includes 5 replacement blades.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    Aluminium Høvel & Base

    Receive an Aluminium Høvel with a wooden base. A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over so you can specify Cherry or Ash. Includes 5 replacement blades.

    Includes:
    • Aluminium Høvel & Wooden base
    • Signature Høvel Pencil (x2)
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    Pledge £60 or more About $77

    Brass Høvel & Base

    Receive a brass Høvel with a wooden base. A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over so you can specify Cherry or Ash. Includes 5 replacement blades.

    Includes:
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    Pledge £70 or more About $89

    Aluminium Høvel for two

    Receive two aluminium Høvels. Includes 10 replacement blades.

    Includes:
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    • Signature Høvel Pencil (x4)
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    Pledge £80 or more About $102

    Brass and Aluminium Høvels

    Receive two Høvels, one brass and one aluminium. Includes 10 replacement blades.

    Includes:
    • Aluminium Høvel
    • Brass Høvel
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    Pledge £90 or more About $115

    Brass Høvel for two

    Receive two brass Høvels. Includes 10 replacement blades.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $128

    Aluminium Høvel & Base for two

    Receive two aluminium Høvels & two wooden bases. Includes 10 replacement blades. A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over so you can specify Cherry or Ash.

    Includes:
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    • Signature Høvel Pencil (x4)
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    Pledge £110 or more About $140

    Brass and Aluminium Høvels with Bases

    Receive two Høvels, one brass and one aluminium with two wooden bases. Includes 10 replacement blades. A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over so you can specify Cherry or Ash.

    Includes:
    • Aluminium Høvel & Wooden base
    • Brass Høvel & Wooden Base
    • Signature Høvel Pencil (x4)
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    Pledge £120 or more About $153

    Brass Høvel & Base for two

    Receive two brass Høvels & two wooden bases. Includes 10 replacement blades. A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over so you can specify Cherry or Ash.

    Includes:
    • Brass Høvel & Wooden Base (x2)
    • Signature Høvel Pencil (x4)
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    Pledge £175 or more About $223

    Aluminium Høvel - Studio Pack

    Receive five aluminium Høvels. Includes 25 replacement blades.

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    Pledge £225 or more About $287

    Brass Høvel - Studio Pack

    Receive five brass Høvels. Includes 25 replacement blades.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $319

    Aluminium Høvel & Base - Studio Pack

    Receive five Aluminium Høvels and bases. Includes 25 replacement blades. A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over so you can specify Cherry or Ash.

    Includes:
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    • Signature Høvel Pencil (x10)
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    Pledge £300 or more About $383

    Brass Høvel & Base - Studio Pack

    Receive five Brass Høvels and bases. Includes 25 replacement blades. A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over so you can specify Cherry or Ash.

    Includes:
    • Brass Høvel & Wooden Base (x5)
    • Signature Høvel Pencil (x10)
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