This clever pencil sharpener combines the convenience of a compact sharpener with the ease-of-use of a hand crank sharpener. To use, simply insert a pencil into the sharpener, then use the handle to turn the sharpener around the pencil. (The name Kuru Kuru is the Japanese phrase for "round and round".) The sharpener requires little force to use, making it great for kids, and it sharpens quickly since there's no need to constantly stop and re-grip the pencil with every turn.
At first my pencil lead kept breaking, until I realized because I am left handed
I needed to hold the pencil in my right hand and the sharpener in my left. After
that it worked beautifully and sharpens to a very fine point, which is excellent
for my colored pencil drawings. I gave it four stars, because I wish it had a
larger shavings receptacle.