OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen FF-10T
The brilliant OHTO Tasche is now available in the UK. One of the world's finest compact fountain pens, the excellent Tasche measures just 98mm closed, but opened up becomes a full-size pen at 145mm long. The secret is the extra-long cap, which almost entirely swallows the rest of the pen when closed, but posts firmly onto the top of the pen to create the full length.
Cap and barrel are made of aluminium, with a natural finish to the lower barrel, and a choice of glossy lacquer colours in blue, black, pink or silver over the cap and upper barrel. Fittings are chrome-plated brass and steel.
The lower barrel measures approx 9mm in diameter, while the closed pen measures approx 10mm in diameter. Total weight is approx 20g. Barrel is marked 'Tasche FF10-T OHTO JAPAN'.
The polished steel medium nib has a curiously old-fashioned look and is marked 'Iridium Point Germany' - we understand that these nibs are supplied to OHTO by Schmidt, a highly-regarded manufacturer of precision components and refills for many major manufacturers of writing instruments. The Tasche certainly writes very smoothly and very reliably.
It's such a successful product there are now matching rollerball, ballpoint and pencil versions.
Takes short international standard cartridges only - see a list of available cartridges here
Made in Japan.
Supplied in a simple plastic presentation box.
£11.08 excl. VAT