As a left-hander, I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of owning a left-handed pencil sharpener. Over the years, there’s only ever been “the other kind” available so I made do. But thanks to the fine folks at Pencil Things, I was able to purchase my first lefty sharpener. For you right-handers out there, I bet you didn’t know that when a left-hander uses a pencil sharpener, we have to twist the pencil towards us, which is not always a smooth motion and can result in broken or unevenly sharpened pencils. Imagine my surprise and delight to discover that the Lefty Sharpener let me twist “out” for the first time in my life. So much easier motion. I didn’t know what I was missing.
A smoothly sharpened pencil with the Lefty Sharpener. $8.25.
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I was looking for photos of a broken cannondale lefty mtb strut when I came across this. I am purely left handed and I have always just held the pencil in my right and twisted the sharpener. Lefties are better because we are forced to adapt to a right handed world. That is what makes us smarter. haha
Just browsing ebay, somewhat, er, inspired (?) by all the writing implements on your blog. Thought you might find these interesting, as Faber substitutes, if nothing else: