KUM Sharpeners have been made in Germany since 1920 and have been sold successfully in the United States for over fifty years! During that time KUM has built a reputation for making the highest quality sharpeners in the world. Each sharpener has an ultra hard, high carbon steel blade to allow for the most precise cut and a longer lasting sharpener. The solid construction and various unique designs make it easy for KUM sharpeners to find their place in any environment be it home, school or office. These German made sharpeners are truly among the finest in the world!