Kutsuwa Stad T'Gaal Adjustable Pencil Sharpener Zoom Kutsuwa Stad T'Gaal Adjustable Pencil Sharpener

Most people only occasionally use a wood-cased pencil, and any sharpener will do. For those of us who enjoy using pencils more, the shape of the tip starts to become important. There are specialist sharpeners that put a longer, thinner point on the pencil, which are perfect for detailed work or just for a tip that stays fine enough to use for longer; and there are sharpeners that give a more blunt point, often used for coloured pencils. The problem is that you need a different sharpener for each.

Unless you have the T'gaal Adjustable Sharpener from Kutsuwa.

It has a numbered dial, and turning the dial changes the point it will put on your pencil, from a relatively blunt tip suited for coloured pencils or very soft graphite leads, to a long point that's good for detailed work with harder lead grades.

How does it work then? The design is delightfully simple and typically Japanese:

  • A twist on the dial rotates a "snail cam" on the inside of the sharpener.
  • This in turn moves the blade unit of the sharpener up and down as you turn the dial.
  • According to the chosen setting, the blade with be moved to change the angle at which it will sharpen.
  • A setting of one will put a short, blunt point on your pencil, whereas the number five setting puts a long-point finish on the pencil.

The long point settings 3-4 are best suited to pencils ranging from 2B-6B whilst the number 5 setting gives the best results with HB or harder pencils. Settings 1-2 are best reserved for coloured pencils or very soft graphite lead pencils, or for pencils to be used by children, where you don't want the tip to be too sharp. A shorter tip will be less prone to breakage, while a longer tip will stay usefully sharp for longer if the lead doesn't break.

Sharpener length adjustment dial also features a close function to keep all those sharpenings safely sealed inside the sharpener.

We don't know where the name "T'gaal" comes from, but we suspect it may mean something in Klingon!

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Product Code:KT29109
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Create blunted or needle-tipped pencil points with this adjustable sharpener
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