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.
Love the color of this pencil knife. I've never used one before so when I first
tried it out, I wasn't using it correctly, so I had to go back to the pictures
to do it properly. If you're looking for a quick sharpen, this isn't for you.
Maybe it's because I'm still trying to get the hang of using this knife, but I
find that it's easier to sharpen pencils that were once sharp, while new
unsharpened pencils were a but trickier. The tip of the pencil once sharpened
will be dull and not sharp like if you sharpened with a regular sharpener. You
could sharpen the tip by running the blade back and forth on it, but that just
leaves a mess of graphite on your hands and on the back of the knife.