Inspired by science, geometry, and balance, the TACCIA Kaku-Tate limited edtion fountain pen combines old-world techniques with innovative design to produce a fountain pen that is not only beautiful in its minimalism, but functional and luxurious in look and feel.
To represent these intricate patterns, TACCIA has specially selected balancing tones paired with a perfect 12-sided barrel in their most innovative Reserve LE to date. Each TACCIA Kaku-Tate LE starts off with raw ebonite barrels, coated with many layers of urushi lacquer by TACCIA’s skilled Japanese craftsmen. After multiple layers of color are added, each barrel is precision sanded to bring out both the intricate 12-sided shape and the duo-tone contrast from the urushi lacquer underneath. Each barrel is then individually polished and finished with additional urushi to protect and seal the work and bring out its brilliant finish. Two styles are being made available – Thin Stripe and Wide Stripe. The Thin Stripe design displays a thin stripe of the base-layer color along the edges of each facet. The Wide Stripe design displays a thicker stripe of the base-layer color along the edges of each facet. See the entire line of Wide Stripe Kakutate here.
The Thin Stripe Money features the two-tone color combination called Heki-tamenuri, Heki meaning blue with green reflection under a brown overcoat. The word Tamenuri is formed of “Tame” meaning “pool” and “nuri” refers to the lacquer coating process. You can actually see through the layers of clear urushi lacquer as if you were looking into a pool. “Heki” is the color between blue and green and will become more visible through the brown top layer over time. It is one of the Japanese traditional colors. These steps completed, the craftsman polishes the surface by hand, a long and tedious work, in order to obtain a degree of transparency allowing to distinguish the gradient of the colors.
The TACCIA Kaku-Tate LE comes with a specially fitted Japanese 14K gold nib made by the highly regarded Sailor Pen Company, available in sizes EF, MF, M, B, and Music. Each TACCIA Kaku-Tate LE is make in only 100 pieces in each color.