Friday, November 5, 2010
I was writing with one of my Lamy pencils and realized I didn't have a sharpener big enough for it, so off to JetPens to look for a Kum sharpener. The one I really liked was the Kum Scribble 1870K M2 Magnesium Pencil Sharpener.
What's interesting about this sharpener is that the two options aren't for large or regular-sized pencils but to produce a long and sharp point for harder lead grades and another that makes a shorter point for softer lead grades. Up until I saw this, I hadn't given much thought to the different pencil-sharpened lenghts--the longer, sharper point (which seems like a regular pencil point) versus the shorter point (the kind I associate with golf score cards and the Ikea store notepads).
The Scribble is a fun sharpener for another reason and that's the scribbles on the side. The City sharpener shows tall buildings being climbed by monsters, and bats flying all over the place. Which makes me curious about the other Scribble sharpener featuring a Garden motif--the bunnies don't seem to have fangs, but I can only see one side on the JetPens website.