ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

OHTO Tasche - The Ultimate Portable Fountain Pen!

Updated on March 20, 2013

Carry a Stylish Pen on the go for Less than $20!

Among the several fountain pens in my pen collection, the OHTO Tasche fountain pen is the one I carry around with me the most often. No other fountain pens, even the most expensive ones, compare to the extreme portability and reliability that this one offers. On this page I will show you why this pen makes such an excellent travel companion. If you are tired of using the same old ball point pen and are looking for something a bit unusual and stylish, or if you are looking for an inexpensive gift that doesn't look cheap, the OHTO Tasche might be just the thing for you!

OHTO Tasche
OHTO Tasche

A Few Facts about the OHTO Tasche

Specs (from the official site):

Length: 98.8mm (capped), 144.8mm (extended)

Weight: 20g

Material: aluminium (body), brass (ring)

Refill: Cartridge ink

Available colors: black, silver, blue, pink

Made in Japan

Nib: Steel, with an iridium point

fountain pens
fountain pens

So What's so Cool about this Pen?

If you'll take a look at the four pens here shown capped and posted, you'll notice that the Tasche (blue pen, fourth from the top) is the smallest of the lot. Its ingenious design allows it to shrink to less than 4 inches long when capped. However, when uncapped and posted, it transforms into a full-sized fountain pen. How cool is that?

Here are some features that I love about this pen (other than its portability).

  • Its solid build. The pen is made of aluminium and feels solid and sturdy when you hold it.
  • Its affordable price. To be honest, I'm afraid to carry most of my fountain pens for fear of losing or damaging them somewhere. The Tasche is different: with a price tag of less than $20, I can take it anywhere knowing that if I should lose or break it, I can easily have it replaced for a few bucks.
  • Its steel nib tipped with iridium, labeled "IRIDIUM POINT GERMANY". For a pen of this price, this high quality nib seems like a bonus!
  • It has never leaked. Fountain pen owners know all too well about the annoying tendency of their pens to leak. I don't know about others, but my Tasche has never leaked any ink. It's quite reliable!
  • Its design. No other fountain pens look like this one! It's stylish, and makes you look good when you whip it out from your pocket to scribble something down.
  • A wide variety of compatible cartridges. No other fountain pens look like this one! It's stylish, and makes you look good when you whip it out from your pocket to scribble something down.

img source

More Photos!

Click thumbnail to view full-size
The pen's cap, body and cartridge ink separated.Capped and compact.It's pretty good for sketching as well as for writing!
The pen's cap, body and cartridge ink separated.
The pen's cap, body and cartridge ink separated.
Capped and compact.
Capped and compact.
It's pretty good for sketching as well as for writing!
It's pretty good for sketching as well as for writing!
So many colors to choose from!
So many colors to choose from!

OHTO Tasche is compatible with all international standard short cartridges, meaning that there are LOTS of colors to choose from! You can even have multiple pens and fill them each with different colors. So much fun!

A Video Review of OHTO Tasche FF-10T

OHTO Tasche on Amazon

These pens are very reasonably priced and are built to last. They aren't the classiest of pens, but unique and unusual enough to make them a good gift to give to a special someone for any occasion.

Other Neat Pens from OHTO Japan

Take a look at these other cool fountain pens, ballpoint pens and mechanical pencils designed and manufactured by OHTO Japan.

Would you buy an affordable fountain pen as a gift for yourself or for others? Let me know what you think!

Post a Comment

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)