Brass Tetzbo Silver Foil Ballpoint Pen - Short


New to Choosing Keeping, Tetzbo is a range of brass pens made by the hand of Japanese ironsmith extraordinaire Yoshikazu Takai.

Mr Takai produces all in manner of metal, furniture, house fittings such as door handles and gates, but whatever he puts his hand to it is always with great thought, originality and artistry.

These pens are no different, not only are they extremely enjoyable to use and functional, they are also very easy on the eye, an auspicious by-product of good design. Unsurprisingly, Japanese buddhist aesthetic wabi sabi principle here apply: an appreciation for economy, modesty, austerity, intimacy, irregularity and integrity - the idea of finding beauty in the quiet moments, in the flaws, in the expressions of impermanence such as patina and wear. Indeed the finish here will change, evolve with time and use, making each writing implement a physical record unique and essentially personal to its owner.

The slim hexagonal model here pictured has been rubbed and pressed with silver foil. Each pen is unique in the detail of its finish and promises to age with interest and beauty. 

The tip is offered in two finishes: hand sharpened in the background (as would be pencil sharpened with a blade) or with a smooth cone finish (foreground). Please choose your preference from the dropdown menu. 

Body material: Brass and silver foil
Refill type: Mitsubishi Jet Stream SXR-80-07 refills
Dimensions: 10cm 
Included: Simple kraft card presentation box