Knifemaker Hidetoshi has been a netsuke artist for over 15 years. Netsuke are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean “root” and “to attach”). Traditional Japanese garments—robes called Kimono had no pockets; however, men who wore them needed a place to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, money, seals, or medicines.
Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung by cords from the robes’ sashes. The containers may have been pouches or small woven baskets, but the most popular were beautifully crafted boxes which were held closed with sliding beads on cords. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Hidetoshi has taken his talent for carving in a new direction – the Bolt Action Pen.
~ Brand New ~ Direct from the Maker ~
*This is a Rare Design Bolt Action Pen from Hidetoshi, he has made less than Five to Date*
Hidetoshi made Every Part of this Custom Pen, from the Bolts on the Clip to the Thick Steel Body.
This unique Bolt Action Pen is Hand Carved from Two pieces of thick Steel and then given a Dark Antique Finish.
The ball point retracts and locks both in open and closed positions using the Bolt-Action mechanism (Just like a Rifle Bolt). The Custom Clip opens just enough to allow for some Fabric to be inserted underneath.
Caran d’Ache of Switzerland, Giant Cartridge Goliath, 8428.000 Medium Black refills.
A fine, Heirloom quality Custom Pen that is sure to get compliments and questions from all who see it.
Complete with a Wooden Presentation Box
I have only One!!