If one Carl sharpener could be so good, why hadn't I heard of any others?
So I went out on a limb and picked up this Carl CP-80 sharpener, which is basically a mini Classroom Friendly. It's about 3.75" tall, 2.25" wide and 2.875" deep, making it pretty compact.
What sold me on this one, apart from the fact that it's a whole $10 cheaper (at $14.50 on Amazon), is that the grip holding the pencil in place is a 3-point rubber clutch. It holds the pencil in just as well, yet doesn't mar the finish one bit!
The point is just as wicked as the Classroom Friendly, as the inner mechanism is the same single-burr hand-crank that we've come to know and love.
An excellent sharpener that I heartily recommend!