Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kum "PenCut"

Browsing JetPens, I came across this neat item:

It's the "PenCut," made by Kum. Kum is a German stationery manufacturer, who has been making quality writing and art implements for a long time. This is one of their newer items: a safety set of pen-sized folding scissors! And is very cool, almost James Bond-ish.

Here are the folded blades:

And here are the neat flexible nylon fold-away handles:

And here are the scissors fully open:

Note the full tang on the scissors. The metal extends
from scissor tip all the way to the end of the handle.
Means very sturdy scissoring action!

It's basically a set of child-sized scissors, but in a pen-sized format. It's about the size, roughly, of a standard Sharpie. MUCH easier to stow with your gear than a regular set of scissors, plus they won't poke other stuff (like you!). I used to carry a small set of 'safety' scissors, which was very useful, but always poking other stuff. Woe to the sad soul upon whom such a pair of scissors opens while in their backpack...!

Now your scissor needs don't have to be scissor woes, thanks to this PenCut. The neat thing about it is that it can be configured for use ambidextrously. And it cuts well, as you can see from the following shots:


The nicely cut edge.

The PenCut is available here from JetPens. If you're going to be doing some intense scissoring sessions, sure you need that pair of Fiskars at home. But on-the-go, I haven't seen as good a solution as this one yet.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool idea! I need to check one of these out