Only wooden pencil connoisseurs know that all sharpened wooden pencils are not created equal. The length of the sharpened lead core can make a big difference in a \"make it or break it\" lead experience. This pencil sharpener, a 2004 winner of the Japan Good Design award, allows you to adjust the length of the sharpened lead core. Numbers are labeled on a dial, the larger the number the longer the sharpened lead core. Levels range from 1 to 5.
I am very favorably impressed with this item. I wanted a smaller, reasonably
priced sharpener I could put into a pencil case, and this fits the bill. The
mechanism that allows you to adjust the length of the sharpened graphite works
well. Even the longest point possible with this is not excessive, but it is very
I love these, and I don't like pencils. Neat concept, and the dial-a-point
really works. Only problem is the user: it's easy to lose the cover to the
shaving's bin, the cover to hole, or the sharpener itself! Which is why I