Putting a modern spin on the traditional hank stamp in Japan comes the cat themed tool that’s a pen, stamp, and mechanical pencil all in one.
Nekozukan, a new line of hanko (or personal stamps used to authorize documents in Japan in place of a signature) features adorable illustrated kitties next to your name. If you don’t have a lifestyle that requires the frequent use of a hanko, then this versatile combination pen/mechanical pencil with a built-in kitty hanko holder at the end is perfect for you.
Produced by online hanko retailer Hankozu, the Nekozukan Name Pen Type makes use of the company’s special hanko stubs. The stub slides into the non-writing end of the pen so a quick flip of the instrument allows you to open the cat and stamp a cute little kitty hanko.
There are seven steps for installing the hanko stub.
The pen comes in four different colors: matte black, blue, orange, and champagne gold.
With 16 different kitty hanko to choose from, the hardest decision might just be which one to choose.
If you can’t decide the pen comes bundled with one hanko stub for 6,500 yen (US$54), the stubs are removable, which means you can order others for 2,000 yen (17.84 USD) each, then rotate them to your liking.
If that wasn’t enough customization, you can even choose which font you want for your hanko.
There are also six colors for the pen’s ink to choose from: orange, red, black, blue, green, or purple. As a final personalized touch, you can engrave up to an eight letter length name on the body of the pen.Source: Rocket News 24