The appeal of this pen case is its complete lack of frills—it feels heavy in the hand with its pure, solid brass construction. A stiff indent-snap mechanism keeps the lid secure, so you can carry it with you in your bag.
This case is a long-term desktop tool. It will, of course, grow smudged and darken, but each scratch and tonal blemish is part of a process of maturation, an evolution of character unique to your desk.
You can leave the scratches and oxidation for character. Brass is a natural germicidal, so this pen case basically cleans itself (at least on the microbial level, if you drop spaghetti sauce on it, you'll have to wipe it off). But if you're a helpless cleaning compulsive, unimpressed by the characteristics of aging brass, you can give it a gentle rub using a dry cloth with a small amount of metal polish.
The Japanese stationer who produces this case has been making solid, made-to-last office tools since 1950. They have consistently turned out clean, sophisticated designs, combining beauty and functionality in equal measures. The pen case is no exception.
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Small but with a solid, reassuring heft, this solid brass pen case is made in Japan by a stationery maker that's been around since 1950.
• Dimensions: 6.69 x 1.87 x 0.79 inches
• Made in Japan
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