The cuboid shaped Shin sharpener is a whetstone-style pencil sharpener that turns the ordinary task of sharpening your pencil into a meditative practice. Like the classic version of Shin the repetitive task of sharpening the edge of your pencil is supposed to support concentration, inspiration and inner peace, same as it has been done in Japanese calligraphy for centuries.
The name ‘shin’ is Japanese and means ‘pencil lead’, but also ‘pure’, ‘spirit’, ‘truth’ and ‘new’.
While sharpening your pencil, the meditative task of doing it with Shin makes you also sharpen your spirit and senses that you need for your creative work. To make sure your pencil is always mightier than the sword, the blade is made from sharp carbon steel. The box — which is crafted from oil finished Japanese red oak and ebony wood — includes a storage pocket for small items like paper clips.
Rotating the pencil each time ensures an even shave, and allows greater accuracy — whether you need a wide point or a sharp, thin one. As such, the physical task of sharpening the pencil bears both a meditative and functional purpose intended to aid your creativity both spiritually and practically.
The cuboid shaped Shin sharpener comes in dimensions of 10.5 x 6 x 4.8 cm.