About brand KUM

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KUM is a German manufacturer of school and office pencil sharpeners, which sharpen ideally and serve long.

At first sight it seems there is no problem in sharpening a pencil. After all there is a wide variety of different sharpeners. However purchasing a new sharpener often results in disappointment, wasted time, and spoiled pencils.

Impeccable German quality has been the main success and popularity component of KUM sharpeners for almost a century.

The company started in 1919 in Erlangen (Germany) as a factory producing plastic and metal ware (originally “Kunststoff&Metallwarenfabrik”). Later the name was abbreviated as KUM and became a world-famous company.

Today KUM means almost 100 years of experience in manufacturing highest quality sharpeners. Knowledge and experience accumulated in so many years, let KUM perfect their technologies and engineer new lines of products, such as tools for left-handed, drafting and writing tools, brushes.

KUM sharpens better!

The blade is made of high-carbon steel, and its hardness overtops one of a bearing. KUM sharpeners’ fineness is compared to one of a razor. A blade is securely fixed by a special screw. KUM blades are not flat, they are a bit curved. KUM is a single manufacturer worldwide using such blade shape.

KUM serves longer!

Three carefully designed processes are used to protect the blades: polishing, ultra sound cleaning and oil coating. Such proofing serves for years and provides durability of sharpeners.

Permanent quality control!

In-house manufacture of all parts of KUM products (exception to this rule applies only to the blade-fixing screw) and quality control at every stage provide ideal precision of all elements.

KUM is impossible to confuse!

Every blade is KUM marked, which makes choosing original high quality sharpeners easy.

KUM’s key to success is legendary German quality and continuous innovations. Almost all components, including injection molds and hardware are manufactured in-house. This allows ideal precision and quality control. The KUM company owns the biggest quantity of inventions and patents among all sharpeners’ manufacturers.

German KUM sharpeners sharpen ideally and serve long!