Taccia Jeans inks

Written by Catherine on Sunday 21 November 2021 in Ink

Yes, we stocked the Taccia jeans inks. It is incredible how silky and soft they feel when putting the ink on the paper! Try something different than writing and enjoy the range of blue hues.


17 October 21 Dutch Pen Show

Written by Catherine on Thursday 30 September 2021 in Events

The Dutch Pen Show (DPS) 2021 will go live on Sunday 17 October 2021 in Utrecht, and we look forward to meeting all of you. What to expect at a pen show? A lot of pens (vintage and new), inks, and paper which you can buy on the spot. You can meet pen friends, have chats about nibs and colors, say hi to vendors from all over Europe, check out penmakers, nib meisters, calligraphers, and creative minds. A Pen Show is a place where people share their love and passion. It is interactive and a lot of fun!

We will attend the DPS!

Buy your ticket on the website of the Dutch Pen Show and find out detailed information.


Taccia Hyakko-Hisho pens!

Written by Catherine on Wednesday 23 June 2021 in Japanese pens

Something new from Japan: Taccia Hyakko-Hisho fountain pens! These sleek and a bit longer pens are made of ebonite with a hexagonal or round body and decorated in a Kawari-Nuri lacquer layer. Sailor makes the 14kt duo-tone nibs. Therefore the pens are filled with Sailor ink cartridges or a converter. Each Hyakko-Hisho fountain pen is limited to 50 pieces per design and comes in a nice Paulownia wooden box with pen kimono, two cartridges, convertor, and cleaning cloth.


Morici Pen chests a least for the eyes!

Written by Catherine on Friday 12 February 2021 in Leather and desk

A little frivolous, but stylish and incredibly stunning! Morici pen cases are a feast for the eyes: real wood, high-gloss lacquer, flawlessly lacquered, beautiful colors, with lovely scent, and marquetry at its best. Morici combines contemporary technology with the utmost craftsmanship, resulting in particular pen chests.

The interior of the pen box, is covered with a thick, beige-colored Alcantara fabric. The large box has ten fixed slots on the bottom and one removable tray for ten pens. It can store any large pen! I've tried them all. (Except for a Danitrio Yokozuna but that is a massive pen.)

Size of the pen slots (l x w x h) large box
Tray: 195 x 22 x 25mm 
Bottom: 205 x 22 x 25mm

If you don't have pens like Namiki Emperor or Danitrio Genkai in your collection, the smaller box may be the pencil case you need. The bottom layer (bottom of the box) can hold 9 pens of 160mm, such as Pilot Custom 823, Leonardo Grande, Nakaya cigar, Eboya large, Namiki Yukari Royal, and others. The top drawer fits 9 pens up to 145mm such as Montblanc 149, Pelikan 1000, Platinum # 3776, Leonardo, Namiki Yukari, Danitrio Hyotan, ... The Venezia II is more compact and as beautiful as its larger brother.

Size of the pen slots (l x w x h) smaller case
Tray: 145 x 20 x 25mm
Bottom: 160 x 20 x 25mm

You can choose these boxes with a glass or wooden lid. We have two colors in stock: cannaregio (blue green) and rialto (multi colored.)


Namiki Rakucho and Cherry Blossoms

Written by Catherine on Tuesday 29 December 2020 in Japanese pens

Namiki Emperor Rakucho and Cherry Blossom. The Rakucho is a mythical bird in an imaginary paradise singing love songs. They are mostly depicted as a colorful pair as a symbol of eternal love.

Birds of paradise are not imaginary. They only occur in the jungle of New Guinea and surrounding islands. They stand out for their incredibly colorful and extravagant plumage with exceptionally long tails, colored threads, veils, and fans. They are tough to spot, these polygamous birds. And they appear to be great singers too.

The barrel and cap are made in sakuragawa or cherry bark created with Oh-Hi-Nuri. Underneath the cherry bark, you can discover abalone shells at the top and bottom of the pen. The petals of the cherry blossom are inlaid with mother-of-pearl, colored and polished to a refined finish.

The Rakucho and Cherry Blossom theme was presented in a Namiki-Dunhill limited edition in 1996. Only 100 copies were made at the time.

In official photos, the pen appears to be light anthracite gray, but it is glossy and dark towards the black in reality. The colorful birds seem to blend into the background, but they show their full color and elegance once in view. The birds are depicted with refined brushstrokes and beautiful transitioning color blends.

Artist Masahiro Yamada signed for The Namiki Emperor Rakucho and Cherry Blossom, and it joined the Namiki Emperor pen collection in November 2020.


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