In general, you should always approach sharpening charcoal pencils carefully, as the charcoal can be prone to breaking. We found the the best for tool for sharpening charcoal pencils is the Caran D’Ache Pencil Peeler, which gives you the most control. The Jakar Trio 3 Way Pencil Sharpener will sharpen the charcoal to a long tip.

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