The Tsunago sharpener is a delightfully leftfield answer to the irritating problem of what to do with all those pencil stubs that the pencil enthusiast will invariably accumulate. Pencils stubs are fiddly things that are too small to use comfortably, but often represent a fair chunk of the cost of an expensive pencil. You can of course use a pencil extender, of which we have many. These are useful, but quite different to hold.
The Tsunago takes an entirely different approach to the problem by grafting stubs onto other pencils. Join up multiple stubs or connect a stub to a brand-new pencil. The ingenious three-stage sharpening, drilling and milling process creates a tight interlocking joint between the two pencils. The two parts push together pretty snugly, but a touch of PVA glue will make the join really solid.
The Tsunago won a Good Design Award in 2015.
NJK donate part of the profits from Tsunago to the sustainable future of productive forests at moreTrees
So is this a genius solution to a problem that was keeping pencil aficionados awake at night; or an expensive faff that addresses an issue few care about? Only you can decide but we love it - it's fun to play with. Hybrid mutant pencils R Us.
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