A pencil sharpener is a simple tool that makes the tip of a pencil sharp and pointy by shaving off the wood around it. There are generally two types of pencil sharpeners: electric and hand-operated. You will find her Pencil Sharpener ssold online by Zambian suppliers on the Best of Zambia. Electric pencil sharpeners have a motor inside that causes the razor to spin quickly and sharpen a pencil rapidly and efficiently. Hand-operated sharpeners work when the pencil is turned manually toward the razor, and the wood and graphite are shaved off the sides.