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January 11, 2012
I still have the original...
I still have the original versions released long ago and sold by JetPens. The build quality is very solid, the leather suede tassels and synthetic leather skin give the case a very high sense of sophistication and evny from on-lookers. The internal lining is a very nice soft fabric, the original was a poka-dot chorded fabric which looked very cute. The 3 compartments are generous in size, enough for 3-4 pens per pocket and deep enough for some of the longer pens on the market. Once the pockets are filled with around 2 pens each and folded up, it becomes quite thick. But the way the case was designed gives the case a very rustic, Renaissance, artisan look that looks great no matter how thick it is. The tassels are long enough to wrap and secure a fully loaded case.

I strongly recommend this case to anyone in professional fields or just upgrading from a simple zipper case.

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November 7, 2011
The build quality is...
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The build quality is fantastic, It is what you would expect from the Tasche line if you own one of them. Very sleek and elegant and make good use of a all aluminum body. The body width is very standard to many plastic bodied pencils on the market with a hidden eraser at the top hidden by the rubber grommet cap.

The way the pencil is designed feels slightly odd and maybe uncomfortable for those who use the thumb to press the cap mechanism. There is ample space where your hand rests but the click mechanism rests just above your index finger in the middle of the pencil body. This may result in the pencil feeling fragile and unbalanced.

The amount of lead being fed out is very generous, not too much or not to little. The quality of lead being used will greatly increase your usage pleasure as the pencil flows across the page instead of inferior leads scratching the surface.

 
November 1, 2011
The pen ink is what you'd...
The pen ink is what you'd expect from OHTO's ceramic roller, very smooth and flows very well. The colours and materials used gives the pen a very distinct and elegant feel, making you and your pen the target of envy. While pen retains its visual looks, it is slightly longer than the original Tasche bodies, also note that ceramic roller ink tube is not backwards compatible with the original Tasche Needle Point Pen body as the ceramic roller ink is just a tad bit longer.

A big complaint about the new Tasche bodies is how they are manufactured. Due to the simplification of the body and sole use of aluminum as the only materials make it very fragile and prone to cracks and dents. I received several of these new Tasche bodies to test, and found that the weakest part of the pen is the threading of the 2 halves of the body. I had one of the bodies crack in half where the threading is making the pen irreparable, although you can use the ceramic roller tube on its own =p. A way to preserve the life span of the body is to be gentle when recapping the cap on the body, make sure not to apply too much pressure to bend the pen body.


 
January 24, 2007
great pen...super support...
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great pen...super support for your fingers with its gel body, ink tube is just a fine normal one you in bic pens and those novelty pens. super great to use =)

 
January 24, 2007
super cute and cool,...
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super cute and cool, kinda retro and futuristic at the same time...
so cool that i hardly use it, rather look at it and fiddle with it than to write with it...haha
great gift for girl-friends, and nice to have

 
January 24, 2007
this is a great pen...super...
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this is a great pen...super smooth and good to write with...
bad part is that its so good you dont even wanna use it cuz it will tarnish the aluminum finish and might get dented...T_T
super kick butt pen =)

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