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Tachikawa T-40 Pen Holder


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Like its siblings, the T-25 and T-36 Pen Holders, the Tachikawa T-40 is made from natural wood and finished with clear lacquer that highlights the wood grain. But this deluxe model has a few tricks up its sleeve. Most notably, it features a plastic cap that protects the point from physical damage and slows oxidation of the metal nib. This is a pen holder that you can toss in your bag with its nib still attached!

The Tachikawa T-40 Pen Holder is also longer and wider than the T-25 or T-36, which is nice for those with larger hands or those who simply prefer a more substantial pen holder. There's a firm rubber grip for extra comfort and control.

Like all Tachikawa pen nib holders, the T-40 features a Tachikawa universal nib mount. The Tachikawa mount is a favorite among pros who use ink, like our resident cartoonist Curt. Unlike the Western style dip pen mount with a large, open hole and metal prongs, the plastic press-to-fit Tachikawa mount is rustproof and harder to gum up with ink. It also holds the nib much more securely than metal nib mounts, which lose their tensile strength when used repeatedly.

Please note, a nib is not included. Browse our selection of nibs and holders to complete your pen-and-ink toolbox.

Measures 188 mm (7.4") capped. Made in Japan.

About Tachikawa & Co., Ltd.:

Tachikawa, founded in 1935, is Japan's foremost manufacturer of metal dip pens. Both the Tachikawa and Nikko Pen brands are produced at Tachikawa's Iga City factory, an hour east of Osaka. Tachikawa nibs are world-renowned for their precision, flex, and durability, and have been used by professional illustrators for generations.



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Tachikawa T-40 Pen Holder

Tachikawa T-40 Pen Holder