This beautiful hand crafted hexagonal wooden pencil sharpener is ergonomically designed with gently curved corners for easy sharpening.
The lid features a traditional Japanese pattern known as Asanoha, based on a type of hemp leaf. The intricate design is crafted with various hardwoods by hand in a parquet technique called Yosegi-zaiku by the master craftsman at Yosegi Koubou Ag.
The asanoha leaf has been said to have the power to expel evil spirits and the design is commonly used throughout Japan as a protective talisman.
Any artist knows that a crisp, sharp pencil lead is essential to the process of crafting and design. The pencil sharpener itself is created by Nakajima Jukyudo, the only manufacturer in Japan who specialises in small pencil sharpeners, and the quality of this sharpener is evident in the clean, unbroken pencil shavings that the razor-sharp blade produces.
The sharpener is boxed and would be a lovely gift.