Traditional Drawing Tools
Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Wooden Pencil Sharpener - Black
This is by far my favorite pencil sharpener. This baby can sharpen everything from graphite pencils to compressed charcoal. It gives a really long taper that compares to blade and sandpaper. It does not over sharpen, this means you pencils last longer. I use this in my live studio drawing classes that I teach and have my students pick them up.
AS2M (1053121), Long Point Sharpener, sharpens in 2 steps; 2 spare blades includes. With lead pointers for 2 mm and 3.2 mm.
This is a great choice for a pocket pencil sharpener. This will give you a long taper as well. However, really soft leads can break.
Palomino Blackwing 602 - 12 Count
The mythical Palomino's have storied history. Animator's and writer's swear by them. Well I must admit they are buttery smooth. They come in different degrees of hardness. The softest is the Palomino Blackwing Pencils. I love both!