Laban, a company based in Taiwan, manufactures the Laban Taroko Fountain Pen line. Founded in 1981, Laban makes pens, leather pen holders and pen cases. They offer a wide range of models in different styles, sizes, and finishes. The only branding, in these Laban Taroko’s, come placed engraved on the cap band. Its classic look somewhat reminisces the cap band on vintage Parker Vacumatics.
Frankly, we like to write with Laban pens. We used Laban pens for many years. Since the Laban Don Quixote fountain pen. We also, happen to admire many of their acrylic pens, which have a vintage look and feel to them. If you enjoy dark marble or tortoise patterns, you should check out what Laban has to offer.
Laban Taroko Fountain Pen
The pen for sale here is the Laban Taroko – one of Laban’s mid-price offerings. The Taroko is a classic cigar-shaped fountain pen that compares in size to the Montblanc 146. While it’s on the larger side, because it’s an acrylic pen with a cartridge/converter filling system, the Taroko feels very light and is comfortable to use over long periods, with the cap posted or unposted. The pen-cap also accommodates firmly on the body of the pen, and we experienced no issues with it rattling or falling off.
We stock the Laban Taroko in three acrylics finishes, including some nice and, unique color combinations that look much more expensive than the actual price point of this pen, which is $90 retail. The available finishes are Marble George, Autumn Red and, Sunset Pink. It’s hard to find manufacturers who are still making acrylic pens in vintage-style patterns reminiscent of older celluloid pens, especially at the $90 price point. These pen finishes are in our opinion a “must have” models. Finally, We think that there should be a Laban pen in the chest of any discriminating writer.