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shin sharpens your spirit while you sharp your pencil

by  SHU SHU from Germany

In stock



Product Description

The Shin sharpener is a whetstone-style pencil sharpener that turns the ordinary task of sharpening your pencil into a meditative practice. 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 extremely sharp Hitachi blue paper steel. The box — which is crafted from oiled Japanese red oak and ebony wood — includes a storage pocket. Depending on the size of chosen Shin you can store a pencil, the blade and a removable little tin container for chippings from sharpening.


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.



Additional Information


cuboid, cylinder, long

seller information

  • address: SHU SHU Contemporary Japanese Design Neuturmstrasse 2 80331 Munich Germany
  • SHU SHU is a Munich based design shop cooperating with designers and manufacturers from Japan to develop and distribute design products together. Our products emphasize traditional Japanese design elements and manufacturing techniques applied to contemporary design.


ship to cost
worldwide $20.00
europe $10.00


shipping policy

All products will be shipped by DHL with tracking number and a shipping insurance up to 500 EUR.
Our goods will be sent either from Germany (to Europe, Africa, Middle East) or Japan (to Asia and America).
Estimated delivery time is 14 working days.


refund Policy

To ensure our customers satisfaction is very important for us. Therefore the product can be returned within 14 days after receipt of delivery. The item must be unused and in its original packing.
The customer must pay for the return shipping. Once we received the returned good we will offer either a replacement or refund. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
Please contact us immediately if goods are damaged in transit to initialize further steps.