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Namisu Ixion On Kickstarter


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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:32

It seems Namisu just offered new fountain pen model on Kickstarter. It's called IXION.

 

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What do you guys think?



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:34

I have an earlier version of their pen - the Nova and I am extremely happy with it.  On that pen it was titanium body with a titanium nib.  The communications from Namisu  was great and they bulk shipped their pens to a distributor in the U.S. which for me meant that they shipped by UPS with no customs issues.  

 

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#3 Jamerelbe

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 14:46

I have to Namisu pens already - their original Nexus (in black anodised aluminium) and the Nova (in space grey anodised aluminium).  Can't quite bring myself to stretch to an all-titanium pen - but am on board for an Ixion, in a blue (probably) anodised aluminium this time around!  They're quality pens, well-manufactured, and I really like the Bock #6 nibs they use on their pens!



#4 LizB

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 15:26

I like it. And I think £30 for the aluminium version is a good price, I'm interested. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 16:32

The faceted cap is handy - I have a Nova which I like a good deal, but the thing has apparently been designed to throw itself off the desk at every opportunity. But somehow this one's not grabbing me, despite the blue option. Never mind, that just means I've saved money, doesn't it? Yay!



#6 Lloyd

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 16:41

I wish it had a clip.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 18:46

I'm glad to hear about the positive review of Namisu in general. I'm smitten with the blue/brass they are showing, so I've backed an aluminum one.

 

They look sharp, I don't mind there is no clip, but the faceted cap will help with rolling. Now to muse about what nib I want...



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 19:42

I am a sucker for Namisu... I have already backed up two of their pens...I don't see why not a third...   :D

 

I love their pens and the nibs (I have one black and one titanium) are just butter smooth.,..  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

I am IN!!!   :lol:  :lol:

 

 

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It seems Namisu just offered new fountain pen model on Kickstarter. It's called IXION.

 

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What do you guys think?


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#9 visvamitra

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 20:26

Me too. Blue one looks tempting.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 21:24

Me too. Blue one looks tempting.

 

 

Blue with copper accents !!!  :wub:  :wub:


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 02:51

I'm so weak to navy and brass. Shut up and take my money.


Edited by sakamichi, 30 June 2017 - 02:52.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:04

Looks a bit like a Kaweco. Of course my titanium Nova looks like many other minimalist pens, but the titanium nib writes like a dream.
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:20

Do they come with a cartridge or converter? I couldn't find any mention.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:05

Do they come with a cartridge or converter? I couldn't find any mention.

 

From their replies to comments on the page:

 

"We'll make converters available through the survey. However, given the popularity of the project we want to try to include these free of charge as a stretch goal. We need some time to calculate if this is viable; we'll update backers as soon as possible."



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 15:40

The blue alu version is appealing, especially the faceted cap.  But right now my Stonewashed Titanium Nova is hogging so much hand time, I'm not sure what I'd do with another :D.  My one gripe is that the shipping method they use triggered import duties, something I'd never experienced before when buying goods from the UK.  Oh well.



#16 LizB

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 17:06

@taike, that titanium Nova is really gorgeous.



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 19:51

I wish it had a clip.

 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 22:10

Namisu seem to have an aversion to clips - unless I'm forgetting one, *none* of their previous pen designs have allowed for one!

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 15:24

I was tempted by the titanium but have gone for the brass, it reminded me of my Kaweco :D



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 17:00

I don't get the point of the faceted cap with a round body, love the Nova because it resemble a Nakaya Piccolo, this one should be doric inspired with a faceted barrel asa well








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