This elegant sharpener is handmade in Spain by El Casco, a world-renowned metalwork company specialising in gold, silver, and chrome desk accessories. Made of solid brass, the sharpener of El Casco is in shiny chrome and red laque, then hallmarked with the company's logo, and finally hand-polished to give a magnetic finish.
In Spanish El Casco means ''helmet''. The company was founded as a firearm factory on September 7 1920. In the crisis years from 1929 all the arms industry was struggling and the management of El Casco decided to expand the range with high quality staplers and pencil sharpeners of replaceable spare parts.
The products of El Casco have a very long lifetime and even after heavy use it can still be repaired, even after years. Despite some modern adaptations El Casco products are still largely made by hand . Each part of the El Casco products are individually numbered and based on them put together. The models that have been created at the beginning of the thirties are still being produced currently, which makes it possible that each individual component can be provided till today. The products from El Casco enjoy a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.