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OHTO TASCHE


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#1 Frankster

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 16:51

This is my first attempt at providing a written review on the Ohto Tasche fountain pen. This is a full sized fountain pen when open. This slim pen is claimed to be one of the top ten fountain pens in Japan, ranked even above the Montblanc 146, Pelican M600 and the Rotring 600. Amazing, since this sleek Japanese fountain pen is only a fraction of the price ($20.00 US). The pen has an ingenious design that allows the pen to be carried as a small compact pen when closed, but use m long when closed, 10 cm long when used by itself, and 14.7 cm when used with the cap on.

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Japenese pen nibs ususally run fine, however, the Tasche nib writies in an an American/German medium nib size and nicely places ink down on the paper. I've also heard that the nib on the Tasche is manufactured in Germany. The pen writes buttery smooth and accepts international sized ink cartridges. The colors available are Black, Blue, Pink, and Silver.

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For an inexpensive fountain pen, that writes buttery smooth and can easily be carried in the pocket, the Ohto Tasche is hard to beat.

Edited by Frankster, 26 December 2005 - 18:36.


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#2 davyr

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 16:59

thanks frankster for the interesting writeup on a cool pen i've never seen or heard of before.
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Posted 26 December 2005 - 17:06

Thanks too. I never heard of that pen either! :bunny1:
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Posted 26 December 2005 - 17:43

Thanks for the interesting review of this pocket pen that expands to full-size when posted. I too had not heard of it.
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Posted 26 December 2005 - 20:21

Interesting Review. An Asian pen with a wider nib. I'm interested!

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 20:53

Hi,

If it is pencil thin, then sure!! If it is 2 MM thicker than a pencil, then, um, uh, no thanks...

Nice, a Japanese pocket pen!!

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:01

I purchased mine at Jetpens.com.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:19

Hi Frankster,
Interesting pen and cool looking one.Your handwriting looks good too.Thanks for the informating about this pen.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 21:05

Do you post on the jetpens forum too? I recognize your picture :) So you found yourself over here...welcome aboard!

I have a Tasche too...Dillon, it's almost pencil thin, so it might be your cup of tea except the point isn't fine.
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Posted 28 December 2005 - 01:35

Hi,

Yes!!! I want one NOW! :lol:

Any pen MUST be pencil-thin for me to use it, or else, I will have to put it down a lot or can't use it at all.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 07:28

Thanks a lot for posting this review, Frankster! I had not heard of this brand before. The Tasche reminds me of a Pilot Elite pen, the kind with a long cap...
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 13:49

Thanks a lot for posting this review, Frankster! I had not heard of this brand before. The Tasche reminds me of a Pilot Elite pen, the kind with a long cap...

their site www.ohto.co.jp

OHTO has many other neat/cute looking things that I like :) :) :)

I'm not an exclusive FP lover, so cute gel pens & pencils gets my credit card in trouble as well :(
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 21:36

FYI, the Ohto Tasche nib says "Iridium Point Germany," not that that tells much!

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 22:01

FYI, the Ohto Tasche nib says "Iridium Point Germany," not that that tells much!

That explains why this pen's line is so thick. It seemed weird that a Japanese nib would be so thick.
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 06:12

Is it cartridge-only, or can a converter fit in it? I visited www.jetpens.com and saw that they don't sell bottled ink at all.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:11

Hi,

I do make a permanent filling system for it, but you must be willing to make it bottle-fill only.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 17:17

Is it cartridge-only, or can a converter fit in it? I visited www.jetpens.com and saw that they don't sell bottled ink at all.

I think this pen is cartridge only. It's too short to be able to take a converter :(

I heard that the OHTO cartridge ink sucks though because the ink skips. I haven't even tried the cartridge yet. I've been using this as a dip pen so far.
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 20:07

I suppose you could find some way to make a half-sized converter, but there's just enough room in there for a cartridge. (Though on mine, the cart wouldn't stay seated on the thingie (such a technical term!), so I put a small wad of paper in the very end to force it to stay in place.

I'm less then enthralled with this pen, though it's a very clever design.
I find to be oddly weighted, and the nib is merely functional - if I get unlazy, I'll find my smoothing stuff and see if I can't make it better.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 20:24

I'm less then enthralled with this pen, though it's a very clever design.
I find to be oddly weighted, and the nib is merely functional - if I get unlazy, I'll find my smoothing stuff and see if I can't make it better.

Similar thoughts with you. The more I learn about fountain pens, the more I think this pen was made just for the heck of coming out with a fountain pen model, pretty sad, but oh the cuteness gets me.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:47

It takes small international cartridges. If you can find a convertor that size--






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