Hidetoshi Nakayama is a Japanese knife maker and artist. He is renowned for his detail skills and old world craftsmanship. His bolt action pens are a perfect example of an artist making a ubiquitous item into a functional work of art. Each of these pens are crafted by hand by Hidetoshi and therefore no two are exactly the same. This Gear System Pen features a stainless steel body with satin finish. The length of the main body has a 'plate metal' engraved design complete with rivet details. The flats feature a satin brushed finish, and the grip is expertly turned to feature a detailed, multi-diameter design. The pièce de résistance (on an already stunning pen) is the gear advancing mechanism! Two contacting gears, connected to a lever, operate the pen mech. Simply rotate the top gear, and the system functions to extend the carrier that holds the ink cartridge and in turn extends the writing tip. To retract, simply flick the gear the other way, and you are set! The body has been windowed to allow you to see the internal workings as they move! The pen is easily refilled by simply unscrewing the tip and replacing the cartridge.
Thickness: 0.5 Inches (pen body, not the gear section)
Weight: 2.1 oz
Cartridge: Schmidt P 900
Hidetoshi Nakayama is a Japanese artist that seems to be capable of just about anything from carving, knife making, silver smithing, etc. He is renowned for his detail skills and old world craftsmanship. Each and every piece from Hide is literally hand made from start to finish in his shop. Hide's pieces are always innovative and are like work from a bygone era. In fact, check out this excerpt from Kimo's amazing video on the Starlingear Collaborators to see how Hide literally hand crafts his pieces.