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.
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
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
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
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.
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
great gift for girl-friends, and nice to have
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 =)