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Are These New Pilot/namiki Decimo Colors For Real?


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#1 Arts11

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:59

I was recently browsing eBay looking to possibly get a fountain pen as a gift for my mentor (he regularly uses a couple of Vanishing Points), when I came upon some new Pilot decimo colors.

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Being unfamiliar with the seller, I was wondering if anyone knew if these new decimo colors were legitimate? And if so, where else online I could possibly buy them from [I'd love to have a black one, though that red one is also quite nice]?

Here's the link to the item for reference: http://www.ebay.com/...b#ht_6639wt_648

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:55

I actually like everything but the black... black is so... well already available.

Though, I was looking and something seems off about the clip.

Jetpens.com is a reputable seller. Here is a link from their webpage.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:14

Yes, they are legitimate. Just head over to the reviews section, someone has already done a review on the purple one.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:09

Yes, they are legitimate. Just head over to the reviews section, someone has already done a review on the purple one.



And that was another way to find out....

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:33

Being unfamiliar with the seller, I was wondering if anyone knew if these new decimo colors were legitimate?


yup. My violet Decimo arrived two days ago! Ordered mine from pisuke2005 (who you linked to) on ebay. You could also get from engeika on ebay.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 15:04

Yes, they are legitimate. Just head over to the reviews section, someone has already done a review on the purple one.


That's so weird, I checked the reviews section first, but could only find reviews of the old color (the latest from 2010). I might have to search more closely.

Being unfamiliar with the seller, I was wondering if anyone knew if these new decimo colors were legitimate?


yup. My violet Decimo arrived two days ago! Ordered mine from pisuke2005 (who you linked to) on ebay. You could also get from engeika on ebay.

Awesome, good to know. I guess this means I'll have to wait until they put a black one on sale (this'll probably be for me; I'm still thinking of other things to get my mentor).

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 16:03

That's so weird, I checked the reviews section first, but could only find reviews of the old color (the latest from 2010). I might have to search more closely.

Here's my review of the violet one. In hindsight, I may have gone with the red instead. The black, if it's anything like my metal Elabo, would be a smooth gloss black that scratches easily. I keep my Elabo at home because I got the black instead of one of the textured colors that conceals scratches.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 18:47

That's so weird, I checked the reviews section first, but could only find reviews of the old color (the latest from 2010). I might have to search more closely.

Here's my review of the violet one. In hindsight, I may have gone with the red instead. The black, if it's anything like my metal Elabo, would be a smooth gloss black that scratches easily. I keep my Elabo at home because I got the black instead of one of the textured colors that conceals scratches.

Thanks for your review! I didn't consider the "scratch-ibility" of the black one. I actually have a "sparkly red" Decimo (I think it was a special edition thing a couple years back), so I wonder how this new red color compares. I'm not looking to buy for myself in the immediate future so I guess I'll keep an eye out for more pictures and hopefully more reviews showing what the new colors look like in real life.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 21:31

All the decimos I have seen have a sparkly finish to them. I wonder if the black is sparkly too?
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 00:18

All the decimos I have seen have a sparkly finish to them. I wonder if the black is sparkly too?


The metal Elabo comes in a few colors, and all of them are a similar kind of finish, except for the black as I mentioned above. I suspect the Decimo is the same way, though I have not yet seen one.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 22:39

All the decimos I have seen have a sparkly finish to them. I wonder if the black is sparkly too?


The metal Elabo comes in a few colors, and all of them are a similar kind of finish, except for the black as I mentioned above. I suspect the Decimo is the same way, though I have not yet seen one.


Correct. The black is the plain glossy black finish. It is not sparkly.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 14:13

All the decimos I have seen have a sparkly finish to them. I wonder if the black is sparkly too?


The metal Elabo comes in a few colors, and all of them are a similar kind of finish, except for the black as I mentioned above. I suspect the Decimo is the same way, though I have not yet seen one.


Correct. The black is the plain glossy black finish. It is not sparkly.

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Wow, that matte black VP is awesome. If only they made the decimo in that color...






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