Tanto Hirame-ji LE Collection

“The pen and the written word are some of the most powerful weapons we have in today’s age.”


The TACCIA Tanto Limited Edition is our homage to the traditional tanto sword. Each pen physically embodies the elements of this cultural symbol for protection, with a hand-polished ebonite barrel, calfskin leather-wrapped cap, sterling silver “Manuki” pin, and luxurious coats of fine Japanese Urushi lacquer. For our latest Tanto Limited Edition, we turned to the admired Urushi technique of Hirame-ji, and to natural sources for inspiration. Hirame-ji Urushi is extremely deliberate and detailed. Sterling silver or other materials such as sea shells are ground into powder form, sprinkled onto a surface, sealed with Urushi lacquer, and hand-polished. For inspiration we took two of the most important natural symbols – Water and Wood – to create deepwater indigo and earthy auburn, shimmering barrels.


Available in Water and Wood, the Tanto Hirame-ji is limited to 30 pieces per finish worldwide.

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