No more slanted edge lead!
The Kuru Toga solves this problem with its core rotation mechanism. Using three gears, the lead is twisted through a spring-loaded clutch that turns the lead incrementally every time the pencil is lifted. This allows the lead to be worn down uniformly, resulting in a consistently pointed tip.
The Kuru Toga is aptly named by taking two words from the Japanese language and merging them together. "Kuru" (クル) is an onomatopoeia for something turning or rotating, and "toga" (トガ) is taken from the verb "togaru" (とがる), meaning to taper to a point or become sharp. The name conjures up an image of something constantly spinning to a precise point, which is exactly what the Kuru Toga does.