Marble Gorge is icy grey and white, accented with an irregular pattern of black blocks.
Laban’s Taroko fountain pen series is inspired by the astonishing nature that can be encountered in Taroko National Park in Taiwan, the brand’s mother country. These sophisticated earth-toned pens tell the stories of the breathtaking landscapes that are found there.
These fountain pens, which are compatible with standard international cartridges or converters, feature sleek cigarette-shaped barrels fashioned from acrylic resin. They are tipped with German-made, bi-color rhodium and stainless steel nibs that are engraved with Laban’s logo, and they feature gold-plated accents on the pen cap and grip.
About Laban: Founded in Houtong, Taiwan, in 1981 by two brothers, Laban began with simple silver- and rhodium-plated fountain pens and soon expanded into more ornate and hollow-carved writing instruments. Their design history includes an international collaboration with the Musei del Vaticano in 1997, a limited-edition 22k gold Dragon Pen that was recognized as the Best Writing Instrument of 2004 by the Royal Academy of Arts, and the Lacquer Mento series that won Pen World’s Reader’s Choice Award in 2011. While Laban is widely regarded as a pioneer of unique pen-making techniques, the brand truly emphasizes “the original intention” of the fountain pen: an instrument held in the palm of the hand and used to express unique warmth and affection.
- Nib sizes: EF, F, M
- Barrel material: Acrylic resin, gold trim
- Nib material: Rhodium and stainless steel
- Filling mechanism: Cartridge or converter (standard international)
- Barrel diameter: 12.4mm
- Pen length (capped): 145mm
- Pen length (cap off): 127mm
- Pen length (posted): 160mm
- Weight: 26g
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