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#31 Gojira

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:36

Oh my...another beautiful demonstrator! And with that price range, you can definitely count me in once the pen is ready for sale.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:23

*Drool* I would be very interested in this pen. Always wanted a demo pen and when this one comes out I would pick it right up especially at the posted price.

If you're looking for an opinion I like the case that flips open versus the tube casing and the nib labeled EA (most complex) design looks awesome.

Looks very promising keep up the good work!

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the most complex nib design, the nib maker cannot accomplish it, so...
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:54

Thank you guys, we are very happy you all like the pen design. When this pen is successful, we will keep trying to re-born other good old filling system designs, in a affordable price of course.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:35

11/2/2009 update, thanks.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 14:38

It is fun to watch the progression and progress in the making of this pen. Thanks for posting.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 17:37

Interesting... always fun to see design work in progress (Product design background...) :) I hope you are successful in your endeavor, affordable good quality fountain pens are always nice.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 18:09

Hi
These look really interesting
The size is about the same as a Pelikan M600 , or is it nearer to the M800 ?

Can you tell me the section width please

Cheers

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 19:13

Hi
These look really interesting
The size is about the same as a Pelikan M600 , or is it nearer to the M800 ?

Can you tell me the section width please

Cheers

John


Here is it (from Speedy's forum, see here), between a 800 and a 600 (I'm looking forward to buy one asap).

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#39 StephY

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 19:23

Sign me up too! Neat pen!
Some current pens & inks: Delta Dolce Vita (Mid-size) - Waterman Florida Blue : Delta Italiano Brown - Diamine Chocolate Brown : Bexley Poseidon - R&K Salix : TWSBI 580 AL - Sailor Apricot

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:55


Hi
These look really interesting
The size is about the same as a Pelikan M600 , or is it nearer to the M800 ?

Can you tell me the section width please

Cheers

John


Here is it (from Speedy's forum, see here), between a 800 and a 600 (I'm looking forward to buy one asap).

The max diameter on barrel is 12.9 - 13.3mm (0.5075 - 0.5250 inch), (flat & sharp side)
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:39

Many Thanks

The section looks to be about 10mm diameter
This looks great, a largeish pen that is original but not too expensive

I looked on the forum, and tried the translate button , and all was revealed !

I hope all the testing goes well and success comes soon !

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 14:23

I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive piston-fill fountain pens. I hope they work as beautifully as they look! :) And pricing them so attractively is great coz I'll want multiple pens. By the way, will the nibs or sections be sold separately?

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 15:31

I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive piston-fill fountain pens. I hope they work as beautifully as they look! :) And pricing them so attractively is great coz I'll want multiple pens. By the way, will the nibs or sections be sold separately?

one of the major purpose of this pen is to make it fun, so the nib/filler section will be sold separately for different nib size you will need.
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:45

That's great news! I'll wait patiently for your pens to be released. Don't forget bold colours like yellow, orange, purple, light blue... As long as it looks sophisticated. And silver trimmings, not gold, please! :D

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:58

Tooling delay notice!
Twsbi Diamond piston filling fountain pen, three screw off parts; cap, barrel, and barrel cap, due to using new ball screw mechanism design, the tooling test result is not smooth on opening operation; we have been working on this issue for two weeks. Today we have an internal meeting, to prevent further unknow delay in timing, we will use spare cavity insert to create three more simple type tooling, so we can have the parts sooner for product performance test. The tooling time for these three simple tooling will take about two weeks, meaning around end of Nov. In the mean time, the debug on existing ball screw tooling will be continued.

I feel sorry for keep everybody expecting and waiting. But, don't worry, by end of this month I believe the parts will come out and ready for product test.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:18

Fascinating thread, an insight into how pens are developed. I would like one or two when they are available.

Impossible I suppose, but it would have been great if I could have to use the pen with my spare Pelikan nib.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:01

Fascinating thread, an insight into how pens are developed. I would like one or two when they are available.

Impossible I suppose, but it would have been great if I could have to use the pen with my spare Pelikan nib.

don't worry, when it is ready we will have it available on ebay.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 15:58

This should be the final version!

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 18:23

A beautiful-looking pen.

Do you have a sense yet of how it will be priced?

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 19:39

Do you have measurements, capped, uncapped, and posted? Will these all be the clear demonstrators?
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:34

Very nice -- I hope there are enough transparent ones to go around!
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:43

Will the nib unscrew for cleaning like Pelikans?
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 02:26


Fascinating thread, an insight into how pens are developed. I would like one or two when they are available.

Impossible I suppose, but it would have been great if I could have to use the pen with my spare Pelikan nib.

don't worry, when it is ready we will have it available on ebay.



Why fleebay, save the fees of ebay and offer your first batch here. You have a captive audience that already want to buy your product here. You save a buck and they save a buck and you both make out. why put a third party in the mix? Just a thought.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:30

A beautiful-looking pen.

Do you have a sense yet of how it will be priced?

Richard

estimate around US$35-40.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:40

Do you have measurements, capped, uncapped, and posted? Will these all be the clear demonstrators?


about the same size of Pelikan 800, pls refer last photo of link below

http://www.bbs.twsbi...88&extra=page=1

the first version will be clear demonstrator, later on then we add light colored transparent...
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:42

Will the nib unscrew for cleaning like Pelikans?

yes, basically all the parts are detachable
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:52

I'm getting quite excited by these latest photos and sketches =D

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:28

Speedy, I'd reckon your first lot is sold-out ;)

If everything goes well, we may have found a potential supplier for a future FPN LE pen...

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#59 Yuki Onitsura

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:30

Speedy, I'd reckon your first lot is sold-out ;)

If everything goes well, we may have found a potential supplier for a future FPN LE pen...


Who better to supply an FPN pen than an FPN member?

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:58

Im in for one, whenever they go on sale ;)
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