Velociman has posted a photograph of his pencil sharpener of choice, the Berol Giant. As he waxed on I could not believe how he could hold that, that thing, above my Boston 55 Ranger.
The Boston 55 Ranger, as you can see, is a marvel of engineering, a testament to mankind’s ingenuity, flowing in perfect line and detail to its environment and function. I am hurt.
Velociman said he didn’t want to disparage the venerable Boston sharpener, as he put it “a fine workhorse of a sharpener”, “the tin-stamp look just leaves me cold”.
Velociman's is little, fills fast; mine is shiny, takes a long, long time to fill and then empties in a beautiful push. Eat your heart out Velociman.
I pit my Boston 55 Ranger against his Berol Giant any day. Mine is “the most beautiful amalgam of function and form since the 1966 GTO".