Daiso Japan – Kezutta kun Pencil Sharpener
This little cute Kezutta kun Pencil Sharpener is no ordinary sharpener. It’s super cute and has a fancy dial to adjust the pencil points to 5 settings, from sharp to blunt.
The “Pencil insertion hole” (Opening or mouth of the pencil sharpener) has a convenient shutter to cover the opening when it’s not used. The shavings collect in the base of the sharpener, which has a cover the same color as the sharpness adjustment dial.
How to use
1. Set the dial to the preferred sharpness, with 1 being the sharpest, and 5 being blunt.
2. Slide open the shutter and insert pencil. Turn the pencil clockwise several times to sharpen the pencil.
3. To clean out the pencil shavings, open the bottom cover by sliding in the direction in the image (opposite the dial).
– Do not insert fingers into the pencil insertion hole.
– Do not touch the sharpener blade when cleaning out the pencil shavings.
– Do not disassemble.
– When carrying pencil sharpener in a case, dispose of pencil shavings after use as the shavings may fall out of the sharpener.
– To sharpen colored pencils, do not apply too much pressure. Insert the colored pencil straight into the pencil insertion hole and sharpen gently and slowly.
– Do not use the product for any purpose other than as originally intended.
– Follow local disposal guidelines for disposal.
Product name: Kezutta kun [Pencil sharpener] （鉛筆削り器 けずっ太くん – enpitsu kezuriki kezutta kun）
Sold in 100 yen shop Daiso Japan
Product code: 4984343463295
Materials: Main body – PS (Polystyrene), ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), Blade – stainless steel.
Made in Taiwan.
Price: 100 yen + tax.
I mostly use pencil sharpeners to sharpen coloring pencils as for normal writing pencils I use mechanical pencils (and I type more than I write!). This sharpener is very sturdy and sharpens well. However, the dial for the sharpness setting didn’t seem to work too well for me as per the image in the gallery, they all looked very similar in sharpness. I had initially thought the dial was for the sharpening angle of the pencil tip, but instead, it was the sharpness.
I like the design of the sharpener, it’s very nice to hold onto and use. And I also like the simple color of the body with the turquoise green used on the dial and bottom cover. It’s very pleasing to the eye.
I do like this simple analog pencil sharpener very much, it creates a nice balance to a digital workspace.