Red Bands

Writing sample


The "Red Bands" fountain pen is a large (oversize), cigar shaped, clipless ebonite fountain pen. It has been covered in 4 layers of black base urushi lacquer (wet sanded with #1000 grid sandpaper after each application and curing), the next layers where done with red urushi, again curing and sanding after each layer. Once the urushi was completey cured, the pen was wet sanded in bands until the black urushi became visible in banded areas under the red lacquer. For the finishing kijo-mi urushi got applicated on the pen and wiped off with filtering paper. After curing for additional 24hrs, the pen got polished and once again kijo-mi urushi got applicated and wiped off. After a final curing period the lacquer was burnished and polished to a glasslike shine. Length of the production process: 1 months.


Filling mechanism: Cartdridge / Converter (Kaweco Converter included) / Eyedropper (6ml)
Nib Sizes: German two tone Nr. 6 JoWo nib in fine, medium or broad (can be exchanged with any Nr. 6 JoWo or Meisternib)

  • Length: Capped - 181mm; Uncapped - 145mm
  • Diameter: 19.0mm
  • Weight: 37 gramm


  • Black, red and kijo-mi urushi

The pen comes, like all our pens, with a hand-sewn pen-kimono and a wooden urushi lacquered box.