Hand-crafted from ebonite hard rubber and equipped with 14k solid gold Bock nibs, the Eboya Houga is made available in the Large, Medium, and Small sizes and in four different colors: Kougetsu Yellow, Kumpuu Green, Shinkai Blue, and Tanshin Red.
Rich marbled swirls of dark burgundy red against a black background give the Eboya Houga Medium Tanshin Red a warm, regal appearance. The smooth, streamlined Houga model is the perfect canvas to display the intricate ebonite handiwork that Eboya does so well.
Each Eboya pen is crafted from hand-polished raw ebonite which has been sustainably harvested from the Asian rubber gum tree. Caps and barrels are hand-turned, and each step of the production process is artisanal - Eboya pens require a minimum of six months to be produced.
"Eboya - Made In Tokyo" is machine-engraved on the barrel. The deep crimson color interplays with the black backdrop for a truly unique motif. Because each pen is handmade, no two will be exactly alike.
Ebonite hard rubber has long been used in the manufacture of high-end fountain pens, and many writing instruments made from this material are still in everyday usage decades and more after being produced.
While the ebonite itself is strong and durable, sheltering this pen from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures will help preserve the polished surface and prevent premature aging. Eboya considers the gradual changes in color and tone that will result in time to be part of the natural seasoning process of this pen.
Bock solid gold 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex - see our nib customizations page for more information.
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
Eboya pens are individually handcrafted in a process requiring a minimum of three to six months. Consult our Eboya Availability Chart, updated weekly, to see which pens we currently have in stock, or simply to browse by model, size, or color.