KUM, based in Erlangen, Germany, are the world's leading manufacturer of pencil sharpeners - since 1919. KUM sharpeners are distinguished by the excellence of the blades, the build-quality of their products and the huge variety of sharpener styles. There's no such thing as too much choice at Cult Pens, so we've imported umpteen different KUM sharpeners for your delectation and we're always adding more. The absolute classic of their lineup is the AS2 Automatic Long Point sharpener - if you're into pencils and you've never used this, you should really give it a try. If you're interested in exactly why KUM sharpeners are the proverbial bee's knees, read our Why Buy Kum? feature. They also make oustanding paint brushes, with their factory retaining the only active Golden Master Brushmaker in the world, a distinction that requires 45 years' experience of making brushes!