Why is it a fountainpen now?
Because it is a writing instrument that does not need much pen pressure, there are voices such as pen cure healed, stiff shoulder healed. However, it seems like a long long trip to look for fountain pens that match usage and writing habits, and to incorporate themselves for years and become familiar with themselves.
That shortcut is a bespoke.
To the child, to the grandchild
A semi-permanent fountain pen is handed over to the child, to the grandchild. Since you have your habit, give it to those who write handwriters similar to you. Someone like a child, grandchild, great grandchild resembles you. If the handwriting resembles, the writing habits are similar. Also, if you hand over to a person whose handwriting is not similar, there are things that you can adjust the pen tip or exchange the pen point.
14K pen tip and Iridium point are excellent in moderate elasticity, acid resistance and durability.
In addition, the axis of ebonite is the most wear-resistant semi-natural resin in the world.
However, since ebonite degrades its surface, we are developing our own manufacturing method even in the world where precious woods and the like that can enjoy aging are used as exterior, and ebonite is adopted for internal mechanisms (especially screw parts and sections).
It will become your partner with your habit
By using it for many years Iridium point is polished to some extent.
Although the nature of iridium point differs depending on major manufacturers, it seems that many people can use for around 20 years, beginning to become familiar with about a year.
In our case, we use what we do not wear in normal use, and adjust it with special polishing while looking at customer data based on that. You can taste the taste like a buddy like a buddy for a long time continuously from the beginning for a long time.
We accept a lot of requests according to various languages, including pen tip for expressing Japanese beautifully and pen tip for expressing English beautifully.
Handwritten letters are cultural
With the power of civilization, the world is full of useful things, and most things can be easily satisfied, but it seems that the heart cannot be satisfied. One of the means to fill your heart is a letter written with a fountain pen. Some things can only be felt by handwritten letters, and some cannot be felt.
History of fountainpen
Age of the feather pen around 700 AD
Feather pen in Europe In the early 7th century, feather pens were writing instruments used for over 1000 years until the 18th century. Pen is the meaning of feathers in Latin. They used sepia ink and feather pens and wrote on parchment. There was a lot made of goose feathers.
Metallic Nib will be introduced around 1750 AD
Since the tip of the feather pen wears quickly, development of a durable metal Nib has been advanced. Nib made of metal had no elasticity like feather pen and paper was easy to break.
Introduction of pen point in 1804 AD
Pen point (small silver wear resistant metal) to be attached to the tip of Nib. An alloy of iridium and osmium discovered by a British scientist Dr. Tennant, which is a wear-resistant metal called Iridosmin.
Evolution to be able to stock ink in the year 1809 AD
Dr. Frederick B. Forsch of England devised a patent so that ink can be stocked in the shaft in consideration of alternation of ink and air. It is incomplete but becomes the cornerstone of today’s fountain pen. Dr. Brammer in England thought about a mechanism that could stock ink in the shaft. They named it Compound Fountain Pen.
Evolution into the axis made by ebonite in the year 1851 AD
A semi-natural resin “Ebonite” made from sulfur and raw rubber is invented by Dr. Charles Goodyear in the United States of America. Ebonite is resistant to abrasion, rich in durability, not affected by the acid of the ink, and it gave a beautiful gloss when polished, and it was almost used as the shaft material of the fountain pen at the time.
Evolution in gold pure Nib with Iridium in 1852 AD CE
Dr. John A. Hawkins of England invented pure gold Nib with iridium. Nib’s moderate elasticity, acid resistance and durability are further increased. For moderate elasticity and durability 14K is the best.
Created axes made of celluloid in the year 1856 AD
Dr. Alexander Parks invented. Semi-natural resin made by adding camphor to fibrous material taken from the cotton flower core. Brought about color revolution to the shaft of the fountain pen.
Completion of the year 1884 fountain pen
Mr. Waterman acquires the patent of the fountain pen applying the world’s first capillary phenomenon (feed). With this, durable pen point, 14KNib with acid resistance and elasticity, ink not leaked feed, almost perfect fountain pen with durable and no leakage of Ebonite shaft completed.
Imported to Japan around 1890 AD
Distribution of fountain pen imported in Japan begins.
Fountain pen made in Japan around 1910 AD
Manufacture of fountain pens will become popular even in Japan. Production of shafts of fountain pens has been mass-produced by craftsmen, one by one, not by exception.
The era of mass production in 1949 AD
Major manufacturers in Japan will be able to mass – produce fountain pens from plastic Injection moulding. Beginning in this age the fountain pen also enters the mass production era in Japan.
Around 1960 AD, the mass production, the era of mass sales
Fountain pens other than major manufacturers are no longer to be seen, materials that require labor-intensive machining such as ebonite and celluloid are no longer used, and no craftsmen have been involved, and the workshops are gone.
Around the 1970’s CE to the era of personal computers
The diversification of writing instruments deepens, the spread of word processors and personal computers begins, fountain pens gradually become unsold. Fountain pen specialty stores are gone.
The 1982 era against the era, the birth of a custom-made fountain pen
Our company was also struggling, although the trend of the times is not an exception, it changed from domestic handicraft industry (from 1934) to a specialty store (from 1960). Therefore, diagnose writing habits, release pen point polishing according to writing taste, adjustment of Nib, release custom made fountain pen of a method to scrape classical axis.
We repaired and revived surviving craftsmen and rusty machines and tools, searched the world for ebonite, the raw material, and reprinted celluloids in the country. We will also introduce unique shaft materials such as gem, black buffalo horn, cocobollow wood. Nib uses PILOT, Sailor’s HAKASE original OEM 14K pen nib.
The revival of sepia ink, the year 2005 AD
We will revive and sell sepia ink. It is the world’s first for fountain pens. In addition to classical manufacturing method, in addition to squid ink, we have received worldwide natural pigment ink for innovative fountain pen, which is hard to clog even when it is injected into a fountain pen, it is water resistant and light resistant send.
From 2009 AD Custom Made to Full Custom Made
I reprinted and evolved classical tools and machines 70 years ago. 5 kinds in 7 years. Completion of full custom made system considering total balance such as length and weight of fountain pen shaft. Amboyna burl urushi coating that can enjoy aging on shaft material, African ebony, Rosewood developed.
Synchro & Ultimate Tool Concept
When I look at handwritten characters, it seems like that person will be visible and it is fun.
It seems that consciousness is written in sentences, deep psychology of unconsciousness is engraved in letters.
In order to analyze the unconscious writing habit, the hands, the position of the finger grasping, the angle and inclination of the pen, the entry angle, the writing pressure, the pen speed, etc. are finely copied in the order form.
Using the precious natural materials under the design that takes into consideration the length and center of gravity of the shaft according to customers,
Evolution of special machinery and tools indispensable for the production of fountain pens from about 100 years ago with cutting-edge technology,
Combine with the master’s skill, 300 to 500 steps per fountain pen, 10 to 50 hours in time, and for lacquer painting, further two months of sharpening, finishing it carefully over time. In the case of
Nib gets it like a buddy who has been living together for years, and sharpens her expressiveness.
A unique order form for master and customer to communicate directly and synchronize enables the best work
This unprecedented custom made system began in 1982
Fans seeking the ultimate tools that one master consistently produces from axis to Nib are spreading all over the world to the world.
Bespoke birth story
In the 1970s, when a novelist accepted it, the publisher heard what gifts are good.
The novelist said that the fountain pen is good.
It was a designation of writing taste, grasping thickness, length, weight, balance, design.
The publisher got over the domestic major manufacturers.
Major manufacturers began listening to orders and said they had traveled back and forth many times on an airplane to try out prototypes.
Major manufacturers are good at producing large quantities of fixed designs.
We arrange a lot of large machines on a large site and move and manufacture the machine at once.
If you save raw material costs, making 1 piece and making 1000 pieces is the same cost.
As a result, it cost about 20 million yen to produce one fountain pen for a novelist.
At that time, Masaaki Yamamoto , the second generation who heard the story, gets hints on this.
We have old machines and cutlery.
Our company has Harumi Tanaka, a craftsman.
We can make a custom made fountain pen with low cost.
It is unsuitable for major manufacturers, but there is work that is good because it is a small workshop.
Yamamoto who noticed it developed a format for listening to orders.
The history of a custom-made fountain pen started from here.