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Namisu Usa Distributor?

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#1 sub_bluesy

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:48

I just saw this brand for the first time today and decided I can't live without a Nova in stonewashed titanium with a Bock titanium nib. I'm a weak, weak man........is there a US distributor or do I need to order direct? I have an irrational obsession for titanium so this is a must have! The only other titanium pen I have is a retro 51 big shot ballpoint. It's a rare occasion I use it because ballpoint unfortunately. Cool pen otherwise.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:41

How long did I make it?? An hour?? Put in an order with Namisu........couldn't find a distributor so don't think I got hosed too much. They had a 15% off sale going!
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 12:05

Have you looked at pens made by Karas Kustoms? They may have the same effect on you.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 13:02

Do you like titanium because of an "intellectual awareness" (that's probably not the right expression but I can't think how else to put it) of it's physical attributes, or because of how it feels in practice?

 

In other words, do you like it because it's supposed to be really strong etc, or because you actually like the texture/weight in your hand?



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 20:47

If I recall correctly I just saw these on Massdrop.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:37

If I recall correctly I just saw these on Massdrop.


Thanks for the tip! I checked it out and it looks like they mislabeled the Nova that's for sale on massdrop. The pen shown was the black aluminum version. Reading the comments, it appears that the drop is actually for the aluminum pen.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:38

Have you looked at pens made by Karas Kustoms? They may have the same effect on you.


I've seen them and they are really interesting pens. I suspect one day there will be one in my collection
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:01

Do you like titanium because of an "intellectual awareness" (that's probably not the right expression but I can't think how else to put it) of it's physical attributes, or because of how it feels in practice?
 
In other words, do you like it because it's supposed to be really strong etc, or because you actually like the texture/weight in your hand?


I'm really fascinated with it mostly because of the history of it and how difficult it was to obtain during the Cold War in quantity in the US. Things like the SR-71 being made out of it and how the US government had to obtain much of it from Russia without them knowing about it. Also there's the Russian Alfa class submarines that were made of Ti despite how difficult it was to weld. Aesthetically I really like the gray look of unpolished Ti and I really love anodized/heat treated Ti. It's just a very interesting material to me for many reasons along with the effort people have put in to use it in manufacturing. I'm also a manufacturing engineer so there's some mechanical properties that I like about it despite not really being able to use it at work in that capacity. I also remember growing up as a kid in the 80's that anything made of carbon fiber or titanium was the holy grail of awesome. I could have cared less about gold at the time lol
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:35

I'm really fascinated with it mostly because of the history of it and how difficult it was to obtain during the Cold War in quantity in the US. Things like the SR-71 being made out of it and how the US government had to obtain much of it from Russia without them knowing about it. Also there's the Russian Alfa class submarines that were made of Ti despite how difficult it was to weld. Aesthetically I really like the gray look of unpolished Ti and I really love anodized/heat treated Ti. It's just a very interesting material to me for many reasons along with the effort people have put in to use it in manufacturing. I'm also a manufacturing engineer so there's some mechanical properties that I like about it despite not really being able to use it at work in that capacity. I also remember growing up as a kid in the 80's that anything made of carbon fiber or titanium was the holy grail of awesome. I could have cared less about gold at the time lol

Cool. Dammit, now you've got ME craving the stuff!

I am curious about how it feels in the hand though; generally speaking I'm not a huge fan of holding bare metal for extended time periods.

I read a review of the TiScribe once that grabbed my interest, but it seemed to be a limited run item.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:57

Cool. Dammit, now you've got ME craving the stuff!
I am curious about how it feels in the hand though; generally speaking I'm not a huge fan of holding bare metal for extended time periods.
I read a review of the TiScribe once that grabbed my interest, but it seemed to be a limited run item.


The legend of titanium continues!! I'll be sure to post a review once I receive the pen. Titanium is pretty neutral in feel I suppose. It also will not oxidize in air without extreme heat so the color is stable. It's pretty much immune to corrosion in nature. Touching the pen should leave it unchanged in appearance forever. It will still be cool to the touch though. I'm hoping the stonewashed finish isn't as slick in the section as polished or brushed. I think it will be a great daily driver without worry of use and abuse. I don't get the impression that it will be a great long session writer due to it being made of metal throughout though. That's still probably going to be left to resin and celluloid pens. We'll see though!
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 19:06

I have that pen in Titanium and the cheaper version ( I can't remember the name) in Aluminum.  I have a friend with one of the ebonite versions. 

All are great pens.  I have the most recent Kickstarter pen from them on its way to me.

 

You can't go wrong with Namisu.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:27

I have that pen in Titanium and the cheaper version ( I can't remember the name) in Aluminum.  I have a friend with one of the ebonite versions. 
All are great pens.  I have the most recent Kickstarter pen from them on its way to me.
 
You can't go wrong with Namisu.


I'm really excited about this pen! I keep reading about this Bock Ti nib and it seems pretty unique.
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 21:38

I'm really excited about this pen! I keep reading about this Bock Ti nib and it seems pretty unique.

A lot of companies use the Ti nib from Bock, but the ones I have seem to suggest that they might actually do QC on them before shipping.  They have all been nice writers.

 

BTW, Namisu just emailed to say they have a delay in nibs from Bock for the Xion, their newest pen. It was supposed to ship now but they are saying after the first of the year.  BTW, I know I misspelled the name of the pen.  I just can't remember it right off the bat....


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:02

A lot of companies use the Ti nib from Bock, but the ones I have seem to suggest that they might actually do QC on them before shipping.  They have all been nice writers.
 
BTW, Namisu just emailed to say they have a delay in nibs from Bock for the Xion, their newest pen. It was supposed to ship now but they are saying after the first of the year.  BTW, I know I misspelled the name of the pen.  I just can't remember it right off the bat....



Just found that particular pen. Looks good! Lots of interesting finish options and I like the finials. I do wish they would add a clip to the pen since I use that feature constantly at work. Otherwise I love the design! The lack of a clip on the pen I just ordered is going to make things a little difficult for daily use but I guess I'll get over it.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:28

Just found that particular pen. Looks good! Lots of interesting finish options and I like the finials. I do wish they would add a clip to the pen since I use that feature constantly at work. Otherwise I love the design! The lack of a clip on the pen I just ordered is going to make things a little difficult for daily use but I guess I'll get over it.

 

The lack of a clip is probably the biggest reason why I never purchased a Namisu myself.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 20:51

 

The lack of a clip is probably the biggest reason why I never purchased a Namisu myself.

When the new pen comes out, it might (that's a big maybe) be able to be retrofitted with one of Kawaco's slip on clips.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:48

When the new pen comes out, it might (that's a big maybe) be able to be retrofitted with one of Kawaco's slip on clips.


Looks like I'm SOL on the round cap Nova. Doh!
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