The origami tool you can use and yet retain your credibility!

Envelopeners have been with us for some time now and despite some reservations, have slowly worked their way into the “essential equipment” list for many paper-folders. You can use them just as easily with A0 paper as with smaller squares and it’s almost impossible to injure yourself using them..

They do have a tendency not to work every time, but a 90% success rate is good enough for me. During classes I wear mine around my neck – an origami dog tag perhaps and it’s a great conversational item as well as almost magical (when it works).

My current favoured opener-of-choice is neither the Versnick, nor the BOS branded version, but that obtained from Viereck-Verlag, with the world’s most stylish neck band, created for the Träume Aus Händen exhibition organised by the Origami Galerie. You can buy these here for a solitary euro.

I’m sure there are people out there collecting these devices – anyone brave enough to admit it?