If you like your wooden pencil sharpened just right, sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands. Softer pencil lead grades often need a broader point while harder pencil lead grades need a sharper, longer point. A standard pencil sharpener can miss these subtleties and create a lot of waste. Previously, one would have to use a blade or knife to sharpen a wooden pencil to just the right length for ideal writing performance. This Sun-Star Safety Pencil Knife makes the experience much more comfortable and safe with its convenient plastic grip and blade shield. Those who have steady hands who sharpen their pencils this way will love it.