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[Pen/Pencil Review] Hedgehog Pencil Sharper

Posted by reudaly on April 3, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

This is going to be a completely ridiculous post because it’s been a rough weekend and challenging day thus far. We lost a good friend unexpectedly on Saturday. The world seems a bit dimmer without Casey Sledge in it. So, to try to return a bit of a smile and light – I give you the Tokyo Pen Shop Hedgehog Pencil Sharpener.

Seriously? Except for the potential rudeness of where you put the pencil, how adorable is this? These sweet sharpeners have a dual sharpener – one for the slightly smaller (probably hex) wooden pencils, the other is the slightly wider round pencils. The blades are sharp, giving a good point without twisting the lead or breaking it off immediately. I also started with a brand new pencil and felt it pointed the lead quickly and easily. I’ve used some that feel like they take a third of the pencil to get to a point – this doesn’t do that. Nor did it over twist or break the lead.

The body of the hedgehog holds the shavings. It’s easy but not too easy to open the reservoir (can’t say break open the hedgehog) to empty the shavings, but the pieces are also secure. And it’s just so freakin’ cute! It comes in an array of colors and styles and is available across the internet.

These sharpeners run $2 on Tokyo Pen Shop – which is a decent price for a functional novelty that makes me smile every time I look at it.

The numbers:
1. How does it work?1 It’s one of those things that if you love wooden pencils and functionally adorable things you have to have
2. Grip and feel0.5 – The body is wide and it has lumps to simulate hedgehog spines, but it’s not awkward to use.
3. Material1 It’s strong quality plastic with decent metal-bladed sharpeners that seats securely.
4. Overall Design1 – It’s super cute and functions amazingly well.
5. Price Point – It’s not outrageous. It’s $2 on Tokyo Pen Shop. That’s cool. Nothing to break the bank over if you also like cute. But it’s still a good price, and available elsewhere on the internet.

4.50 out of 5 Bronze Pencils

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