Brass Tetzbo Silver Foil Ballpoint Pen - Long


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

These pens are no different: not only are they functional and extremely enjoyable to use, they are also very easy on the eye, an auspicious by-product of good design. Unsurprisingly, Japanese Buddhist aesthetic wabi sabi principles 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 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. 

Body material: Brass and silver foil
Refill type: Mitsubishi Jet Stream SXR-80-07 refills
Dimensions: 12.5cm capped
Included: Simple kraft card presentation box