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Kakimori Fountain Pen


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About This Product

A great pen becomes an extension of your hand, making it easy for you to turn your ideas into ink on paper. The understated Kakimori Fountain Pen is a perfect expression of that principle, with a design that empowers the user to write or draw freely. The lightweight, nonslip aluminum barrel tapers to a subtly textured grip, with no protruding edges or asymmetry. So you can hold it however you're most comfortable, at a variety of distances from the nib and a variety of angles.

For those who like to draw in fountain pen, this uncomplicated design is especially valuable. It's as lightweight as a travel brush, and you can hold it further back on the barrel to make looser, brushlike marks. The nibs are pleasantly springy and offer good line variation, so you can easily make an entire sketch with one nib size.

Every Kakimori Fountain Pen comes equipped with a piston-fill converter, so you can use it with bottled inks. We recommend pairing it with Kakimori Pigment Ink, a water-resistant, lightfast ink offered in a gorgeous range of colors. Of course, you can use any brand of fountain pen ink you already own, too.

Available in Fine (0.5 mm) or Medium (0.7 mm). Pen body made in Japan; nib and converter made in Germany.

Made in Japan.

About Kakimori:

Kakimori began as a stationery shop in east Tokyo, and they've quickly become one of the most creative and thoughtful product design firms in our industry. Drawing on a tight-knit network of Japanese artisans and manufacturers, Kakimori offers playful and poetic supplies that bring traditional media into the contemporary world.

Browse our full Kakimori collection.


When you choose St. Louis Art Supply for any fountain pen that costs $25 or more, one of our expert technicians hand-checks and adjusts the nib, using high-powered magnification to ensure that the tines are perfectly aligned and there are no manufacturing defects. If necessary, we also use a superfine abrasive to remove any stray metal that can impact the smoothness of your nib. Finally, we clean the pen with our house pen cleaner and make sure that no fibers are stuck in the nib.

This intensive quality-control process offers you peace of mind that other retailers can't match. If you've ever bought a fountain pen from Amazon, you may have noticed that some reviews say it is smooth and others say it is scratchy. The reason is that they do not look at the pen before shipping it out. As a specialized shop with highly trained staff, we go the extra mile to provide a polished experience for every customer.

Look for our green "Tested OK" stamp on your packing slip. It's our way of letting you know that a real person checked your new pen and made sure it's perfect.