Taccia Limited Edition Tanto Hirame-Ji Fountain Pen
The TACCIA Tanto Limited Edition is homage to the Japanese samurai, who served men of royalty and nobility in historical Japanese culture. A “tanto" is a traditional Japanese short sword, used mainly as protection for self-defense and close-quarters combat. As Japanese swords evolved, the tanto grew to become a charm for protection against evil and misfortune. The TACCIA Tanto Limited Edition builds on this reputation, physically embodying the elements of a traditional tanto sword with a hand-polished ebonite barrel, coated with fine Japanese Urushi lacquer. For our latest TACCIA limited collection—the TACCIA Tanto - Hirame-ji Edition—we turned to an admired design technique and natural sources for inspiration.
The method of Hirame-ji Urushi is an extremely deliberate and detailed technique. Gold, silver, or other materials such as sea shells are ground into powder form, sprinkled onto a surface, sealed with Urushi lacquer, and hand-polished. This procedure is repeated numerous times by our Japanese craftsmen to bring depth and clarity to each barrel. Each individual barrel requires many hours of individual attention.
Among the many symbols of nature and life, two of the most important and celebrated in human culture are the elements of Water and Wood. Guided by these celebrated symbols, our Japanese craftsmen created deepwater indigo and earthy auburn designs, and breathed life into each pen with a shimmering coat of Hirame-ji. Each TACCIA Tanto Hirame-ji is completed with a calfskin leather-wrapped cap and sterling silver “Manuki” pin. Each Limited Edition fountain pen comes with a Japanese 14-karat two-tone gold nib, and includes an presentation stand worthy of its Tanto legacy.