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.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hidetoshi Nakayama
~ Just Received – Direct from the Maker ~
This unique Slim Bolt Action Pen is formed from Two Solid pieces of thick Antiqued and Textured steel for the body as well as the tip!
The top is completed with a lanyard loop. The ball point is extended and retracted using the Bolt. The Bolt functions just like a Rifle Bolt, Slide and Press Down to Lock in both the open and closed positions.
Each Pen is Hand Carved and unique. The Ball Point Refill is the Schmidt P900 or similar.
Each Pen is Hand Signed on the Reverse Side to insure Authenticity.
Here is a shot of the Original “Large and Medium” together (for size reference)
These come with a Wooden Presentation Box
I have only one !!