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Greetings, from Minnesota!


My name is Matthew, and yesterday i picked up a box of artifacts belonging to a U.S. Army Engineer who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Inside the box were many captured Japanese items with one of those items being a pen!


The pen was wrapped up in cardboard with a label "Japanese Pen' written on the outside.


Attached below are some pictures showing what i found.


I'm looking for any information on this pen such as era, construction and if it's anything special.


Thank you,






B2E88A7-B556-4946-BD72-48F5D816C84B by Matthew Stone, on Flickr


42470672965_6f199269a7_b.jpg743B41EE-D249-44B3-A9DC-7C7305D3AB85 by Matthew Stone, on Flickr


42470672165_7b55746de7_b.jpg81178DB0-6D43-4B44-82EC-7F5F48947014 by Matthew Stone, on Flickr


42470671185_d0585f646c_b.jpg720DA50A-F629-46A4-B227-20B71C90A105 by Matthew Stone, on Flickr


43375176991_b0ab47086f_b.jpg51327ABC-EF40-422B-8FB0-7725BCA21F1F by Matthew Stone, on Flickr


43375177371_e4c320da22_b.jpg60C1D3D8-5DCC-464F-9824-2137671A56AE by Matthew Stone, on Flickr



43375177891_efc2077ceb_b.jpg11879090-F10F-4DBF-A904-EE5B008740EE by Matthew Stone, on Flickr


43326330342_0a24c4f3b7_b.jpgBFC372DC-1659-4457-BADA-A748BCF9C564 by Matthew Stone, on Flickr


43375176561_4b64ec4e94_b.jpg004A72CE-E85F-48A9-A94E-79AEBB6AE112 by Matthew Stone, on Flickr

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!! Wow great find! Can't help with the brand. You may want to post over in the Japan-Asia sub forum to find an expert. Thanks for sharing your find with us and again Welcome to FPN!


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The pen looks like it is made of a very nice celluloid. And it looks like a Japanese eyedropper filled pen. Because whatever is engraved on the nib and barrel look like Japanese, I would want to bet that the pen was produced during WW2. I don't recognize the logo, but maybe someone in/on the Japanese subforum would recognize it and even be able to read the script...

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Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego.

In spite of ourselves we'll end up a'sittin' on a rainbow

Against all odds honey, we're the big door prize

We're gonna spite our noses right off of our faces

There won't be nothin' but big old hearts dancin' in our eyes.      John Prine's Against All Odds





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Welcome to FPN from North Carolina. What an amazing find! Enjoy your stay.

Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I found out long ago.

~C.S. Lewis


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Hello and welcome from Indiana!

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry: Benu Pen, Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin, KWZ- Clairefontaine, Field Notes, Rhodia, Whitelines

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Hello Matthew and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


Wow - what a fantastic find. Wish I could assist, but this is going to be a fantastic journey for you. Post on one of the sub-forums; I'm sure you will get a few answers there.

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

- Winston Churchill

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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