Awhile back I expounded on my love for an old plastic letter opener but bemoaned how hard it had been to found any new ones. Well, lookie what I found! It is from a company called Sparco and the cost for this little beauty was a mere $1.50 at the beloved Pieritz in Oak Park. It works like a champ. It has no markings on it at all and its is a lovely translucent blue plastic.
If you’ve never used one of these, you just slip the pointy bit under the gap on the envelope flap and slide it along to use the small razor to cleanly slice open the top of the envelope. I love them because it does not damage a decorated envelope from a mail artist and it makes quick work of bills and junk mail.
I looked all over the internet for an online retailer who sells these. I found a shop called Wayfair Supply that sold the Sparco letter opener for $1.08 each in three assorted colors.