NJK Pencil Sharpener - Retro Animal
These adorable animal shaped pencil sharpeners are a reproduction of the model manufactured in the 1960's for export. These little pencil sharpeners pack all the elements that define the best Japanese manufacturing practice: attention to detail, quality materials, superior design and functionality.
Insert a pencil in the sharpener and start sharpening; the pencil rotates smoothly and a shaving comes out as a long, continuous piece as apple peels. They are like a minuscule version of very good Japanese knives.
They make all the parts (blades, screws and plastic bodies) in-house. The third generation owner even personally examines the sharpness of the blades by running his finger over them. Their pride in their products is quietly shown in the engraving of two words (Japan and NJK) on the blades. Experience the joy of sharpening the pencils with these little pencil sharpeners.
- L 1¼"~2⅛" x W 1"~1⅞" x H 7/32"
- Made in Japan
Who Makes It
Founded in 1933, Nakajima JuKyudo of Osaka is the last remaining maker in Japan specializing in handheld pencil sharpeners. Their sharpeners are well know in Japan and in Europe.