Ohto Tasche Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Blue Body

$16.50
3.9 (16 reviews)
DescriptionSpecifications
The ingenious design of the Ohto Tasche allows one to carry it as a small compact pen when closed, but use it as a full sized pen when open. The slim pen measures approximately 4 inches when closed and 5.77 inches when in use with the cap posted. The pen line is available as a fountain pen, ceramic roller ball pen, needle-point pen, and mechanical pencil. One Ohto international short refill cartridge included with this fountain pen.

Pen dimensions: 102.1 mm (4.02 inches) closed, 146.6 mm (5.77 inches) with cap posted x 9.8 mm (0.4 inch) diameter. Weighs 14.5 g.

Model NumberOHTO FF-10T BLUE
Weight0.5 ounces
ManufacturerOhto
Body Color Silver, Blue
Body Material Metal
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible No
Design Style Modern, Slim, Compact
Diameter - Grip 8.9 mm
Diameter - Max 9.8 mm
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Metal
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 9.9 cm
Length - Posted 14.6 cm
Length - Uncapped 8.5 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 17.1 mm
Tip Material Metal, Iridium Tip
Tip Size Fine

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Having read the older...
January 17, 2009
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Having read the older reviews about poor writing ability, I felt compelled to write a more recent review stating I find the Ohto Tasche writing ability to be excellent.

Using the default Ohto ink cartridge I find this pen puts down a fine line, about the same as the Ohto F-Spirit. I suspect that when the Ohto cartridge runs out and I replace the ink in it with Noodler's Black, it may write a slightly thicker line, but, I anticipate it'll be just like the Ohto F-Spirit in this regard.

Given how inexpensive this fountain pen is, it's a great deal. No idea if its steel nib maybe more prone to damage if too much pressure is applied to it, but, over the last three weeks, it's writing just fine for me.

My only regret about this pen is that it won't take an ink converter. I'm going to have to resort to using a syringe to refill a used cartridge when I want to use bottled ink. However, I do find that the Ohto black ink is fine (aside from lack of water proof qualities). For the price and the size, that's a small price to pay.
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mvillar24
I have 8 fountain pens,...
May 5, 2012
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I have 8 fountain pens, and this is my favorite. I had some trouble with dry ink flow, so I flossed the tines of the nib with nylon thread I had from quilting. It wrote very nicely then, with an even flow. Then I switched from Noodler's Blue to Aurora Black ink. Now it writes like my friend's expensive Waterman, just wet enough and very, very smooth.

I love the cobalt blue color and the silver barrel, and the pen's overall design is very attractive. I like how compact it is. I wish it could use a converter, but that's a tradeoff in a pen this compact.
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I bought this pen a couple...
April 4, 2012
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I bought this pen a couple of years ago and have been very satisfied with it. The nib is smooth and lays down a fairly wet, fine-medium line, unlike many Japanese pens which tend to run to extra-fine. I used it in my planner/notebook and it never failed to write when needed. It was also beautifully made, and the cap slid smoothly and snugly over the barrel. It exudes quality. I refilled the cartridge with Waterman or Noodlers ink and never had a problem with flow.

My only caveat is that, because it's a mini pen, the barrel is narrow. But, it fits where others don't.

I'd happily buy it again and recommend it highly.
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ikeharaw001
I love the shape and...
April 27, 2015
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I love the shape and size of these pens. I have blue ink in this one.
autumnesquirrel
I love this pen! I've...
February 7, 2015
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I love this pen! I've got an Ohto Rook, which is of similar size and design, but this one has a more solid feel and superior functionality. The cap fits into its posting position in a very snug and secure fashion, so that it can't wobble when you are writing with the pen (as can happen with the Rook), though it is also easy enough to remove from the tail and replace on the nib end. The nib is a bit scratchy, but, in a pen at this price, I have no complaint on that account. I don't think that there is a better miniature fountain pen priced below $50.
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