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Asa Azaadi -An User Review.


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#1 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 15:59

Following review on ASA Azaadi Pen. Thank you for reading. Let me have your comments please.

 

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#2 mehandiratta

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 04:38

Thank you for the review dada

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#3 Mew

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 18:12

Hello,

Thank you for your review. Very detailed and helpful for me since I do not have any knowledge about what Indian pens are like since I have never seen one in person.
While the design of the pen is okay, the acrylic design does not look good. It is too loud for general purpose.
Any particular reason this was chosen?

Best Regards,
Mew

#4 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 23:50

Hi Vaibhav, thanks a lot.

 

@ MEW, ASApens allow ample customization freedom to the customers. It is just that a few customers like me asked for their pens to be made of this flashy looking material. I am aware of a few who sent their own handpicked blanks to ASApens to get this model or other models made. They do have other acrylics, very conservative style premium ebonites plus there is always the option of customer choosing the blank from outside. Choice of material should not be an issue if I might say so. However  Mr. Subramaniam, the owner of ASApens should be able to give a better idea, so suggest you contact him through email or send him a pm. Best regards.



#5 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 23:57

A side by side comparison Asa Azaadi and Keigelu 316, CNC vs Handmade! Just for a reference only.

 

 

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#6 Prithwijit

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:45

Hi Soumitra-da,

 

Thanks for sharing this very nice review. I agree with you that most Indian custom pen makers are seriously constrained due to unavailability of good quality trim materials such as rings, clips, washers and even acrylic materials. The other area where they are challenged is the availability of good quality finishing materials such as CA polishes, micromesh, etc. which they have to compensate using grater labour hours for now.

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:48

Hello,

Thank you for your review. Very detailed and helpful for me since I do not have any knowledge about what Indian pens are like since I have never seen one in person.
While the design of the pen is okay, the acrylic design does not look good. It is too loud for general purpose.
Any particular reason this was chosen?

Best Regards,
Mew

 

Hi,

 

ASA offers a few choices in acrylics so that the customer can get a pen based on their preference. Some of us also sent our own acrylics to them to get the pen of our choice. You can refer to my review here for some additional pictures of the pen.

 

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#8 Bobje

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 20:06

Thank you, sanyalsoumitra, for this detailed review, for your observations about the pen furniture, and for the comparison photographs with the Kaigelu 316 and with the different resins. The back story behind the Azaadi and the collaboration by Prithwijit and the India pen community -- as well as Mr. Subramaniam's willingness to work with customers worldwide -- inspire us all to think more creatively about the development of new pen designs. 


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