I love pink.
I love fountain pens.
So when a pink fountain pen comes along, I love it twice as much.
Enter the cotton-candy pink Taccia Ta-ke. Acquired from Chito Limson, a fellow FNP-P (Fountain Pen Network-Philippines) member, this pen has all the elements that make it one of my favorites.
The Taccia is inked with a blend of Private Reserve Burgundy Mist and Diamine Cerise.
“Ta-ke” is Japanese for “bamboo”, the design inspiration for the cap. The body is steel, while the section and cap are of pink resin. It has a c/c (cartridge or converter) fill system, and comes with a converter.
The nib is a German iridium-tipped medium ground by Chito into a stub with lots of patience and Micromesh.
The result? A fountain pen that’s unusual and a treasured souvenir of a kind and esteemed friend.
Chito offered to exchange the stub nib for a regular medium, but after trying out the “Chitofied” version, I couldn’t let go of it. It takes a bit of getting used to because of the shape of the nib, but it’s worth the learning curve as the line variation I get is interesting.
I’ve always been a fine or extra-fine nib girl, but this pen and the broad nib Pelikan M150 from Leigh Reyes (also an FPN-P member) make me more open to exploring other kinds of nibs.