Open Tues - Sunday for walk-in visitors. Closed Mondays and Thanksgiving day 11/25. Online orders ship out in 2-3 business days. Free shipping for purchases $200 or more!

Iron Paper Weight - Bull (TS764) - tortoise general store
Iron Paper Weight - Bull (TS764) - tortoise general store
Iron Paper Weight - Bull (TS764) - tortoise general store

Iron Bull Paperweight (TS764)

Regular price $55 Unit price  per 

This minimalist paper weight was designed by Tadahiro Baba, an expert nambu tekki (cast iron) craftsman. Baba brings a modern sensibility to this traditional craft, comforting the comforting weight of cast iron with a simple and evocative bull image. Each cast iron paperweight opener is finished with an urushi (Japanese lacquer) coat for a rich black that is resistant to rust.

The lacquer coating may be uneven in parts to reveal a silver-brown patina underneath.  This is part of its natural beauty.

Nambu Tekki developed as a celebrated Japanese craft in the mid 17th century. Today, this method of cast iron production is still highly popular, valued for its comforting weight, deep black appearance, and resistance to rust.  


4'' L x 1'' W x 2'' H

Cast iron
Lacquer (urushi) finish

Care Instructions:
Store in a dry area.


Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  


Iron Paper Weight - Bull (TS764) - tortoise general store