Inspired by traditional woodworking tools

Sharpen using our wooden base

Have you ever changed the blade of a pencil sharpener?

"I love this pencil plane! it is easy to use, easy to insert the blades, and the packaging is perfect. Great job! I only wish I had ordered more!"

- Marie Sheel

"It’s beautiful! Such a brilliant Kickstarter! Thank you so much for sorting this out so quickly it will take pride of place on my desk! I’ve already had some comments at work and pointed them to your campaign."

- Luxe Oakley

"You are not my first kickstarter project but the reward is clearly the very best of all - I am really very very glad to have one hoevel. Please inform me, when you start yet another project!"

- Maud

"I opted for the brass version: the weight is a joy. Your effort to get brass screws was in my opinion essential... the all brass Hovel looks excellent. The small logo is very discrete. Using the Hovel is a joy short sharp point...long sharp point."

- David

"This is a gorgeous addition to my office. I absolutely love using it. I'm able to get my pencils to last much longer since the graphite is less likely to break as compared to conventional sharpeners!"

- Tim Massie

About Brahman Design

We are a design partnership and practice currently based in London. At Brahman Design we strive to create products that are highly functional, beautiful and have a minimal impact on the environment.

We aim to do this by designing solid products made to last a lifetime or more. Paying meticulous attention to materials and every aspect of our products down to the smallest of components.

Brahman itself is a Sanskrit word with many documented meanings. Our interpretation refers to brahman as a metaphysical concept, as the binding unity behind the diversity in all that exists. Put simply, Brahman is our way of seeing the world through design as interconnected and codependent.