Eboya Ricchiku Large Akebono C/C

Eboya Ricchiku fountain pens are hand-crafted from ebonite hard rubber to resemble the notched appearance of natural bamboo. The Ricchiku is available in the Large and Medium, and in two different colors: Akebono Red and Kaze Blue-Green.

Eboya pens are individually handcrafted in a process requiring a minimum of three to six months.

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Free nib set-up and optimization included.

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The Eboya Ricchiku Large Akebono Red uses hand-turned ebonite hard rubber to emulate the curves and notches of naturally cut bamboo. Bamboo occupies an important role in Japanese art and culture, and the design of the Ricchiku is part of a centuries-long tradition of creating both decorative and utilitarian objects which emulate its appearance. The result is a pen that is both a superb everyday writer as well as a distinctive art object in its own right.

 

Eboya's parent company, Nikko Ebonite Ltd., is the supplier of ebonite hard rubber to most of the major Japanese pen manufacturers, but the pens they produce under their own brand name display a distinct design approach which is uniquely their own. Each Eboya pen is hand-turned from natural ebonite which has been sustainably harvested from the Asian rubber gum tree, then hand-assembled and polished in a process which requires six months or more.

The Ricchiku is designed to be posted. Note the hollow barrel end which facilitates the easy posting of the cap.
 

Raw ebonite pens are prized for their unique marbled appearance, though care should be taken to avoid prolonged exposure to excessive heat or direct sunlight. Eboya considers the color changes that may develop in time to be part of the natural seasoning process which adds to the aesthetic value of the pen, just as an antique desk gains interest through the aging of its wood. "Wabi-Sabi" is the Japanese term for this principle that objects gain in value and artistic interest through use and aging.

"Eboya - Made In Tokyo" is engraved on the ebonite barrel of each Eboya fountain 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.

The Eboya Ricchiku Large Akebono Red fountain pen ships in a simple presentation box and includes both a converter and starter ink cartridge.

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.

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 6"
Posted Length 7.6"
Barrel Length 4.5"
Barrel Diameter 0.6"
Section Diameter 0.5"
Ink Capacity 1.3 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Threaded
Clip No Clip
Cartridge Capacity 1.3 ml
Converter Capacity 0.7 ml
Postable Postable
Pen Weight 28 g
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