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My First Hakase

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#1 Mew

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 13:58

This is by no means a review. Just some quick pictures from the phone camera. :)

On 22nd November 2016, I emailed Hakase while traveling, requesting them to make a pen for me. On 28th November 2016, after coming back from the trip, I emailed them my order form. Waiting period was a little more than 13 months at that time so my pen would be with me by 1st week of January 2018. The model was WT15D, Tortoiseshell with Buffalo Horn.

Today, then pen arrived. A bit late than the promised delivery date, but that was me traveling again and not able to receive the pen. Yamamoto San kindly agreed to keep it with him until I was back to receive it. :)

To the pictures:

The box:
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The pen:
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The signature production date engraved at the end of the barrel:
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I'm not sure whether those are lathe marks or streaks of the material.

White steaks on the buffalo horn
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The solid 14k hand beaten gold clip
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The main attraction: Turtle shell. It's not Tortoise.
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The nib: Pilot #15 Fine nib, tuned to my writing style. I have a few Pilot #15 nibs and they are good in general, but this one was smoother even in dry writing.
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Thank you for reading. :)

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#2 hari317

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 14:11

The turtle is lovely. Congrats!
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#3 Mew

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 14:32

Thank you Hari317. :)

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 17:31

Lovely pen... poor turtle... 



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 17:37

Looks great! Makes me all the more excited to meet Yamamoto san in March.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 18:19

A beautiful pen. May it bring you years of pleasure.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 20:20

Thank you for sharing this pen.

 

The combination of horn & turtle is obviously the striking feature, BUT that clip is a thing of beauty!  I hope you enjoy it for many years.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 13:45

Looks amazing! And I really love that plain nib, much nicer (to me) than Pilot’s own engraving.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 18:29

I own 2 Hakase pens. True Masterpiece but yours...... WOW. Gorgeous !
Enjoy it in good health.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:47

Looks amazing! And I really love that plain nib, much nicer (to me) than Pilot’s own engraving.

Are they using Pilot nibs? 



#11 prashant.tikekar

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 15:27

Gorgeous pen. Congrats

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:01

Always love seeing more Hakase fountain pens :). A lovely pen, hopefully worth the wait.  Welcome to the club!



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 15:13

Magnificent!



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 13:56

Apologies for the late reply.

Looks great! Makes me all the more excited to meet Yamamoto san in March.


Thank you. I hope you get a nice pen from him. :)
If you don't mind me asking, which model are you looking at?

A beautiful pen. May it bring you years of pleasure.

Thank you. I'm still not fully convinced with the pen, but let's hope that I can come to appreciate it with use. :)

Thank you for sharing this pen.
 
The combination of horn & turtle is obviously the striking feature, BUT that clip is a thing of beauty!  I hope you enjoy it for many years.


Thank you. The clip is slightly irregular since it is hand beaten, but I like it.

Looks amazing! And I really love that plain nib, much nicer (to me) than Pilots own engraving.

Thank you. I also prefer the plain nib more than the one made by Pilot with elaborate engravings. :)

I own 2 Hakase pens. True Masterpiece but yours...... WOW. Gorgeous !
Enjoy it in good health.

Thank you. :)
I may never own 2 hakase pens, but I'm glad that you enjoy them. I saw your ebonite one, which is the other one that you have?

Are they using Pilot nibs? 

Yes, the ones used on Pilot Custom 743, but with their own engraving.

Gorgeous pen. Congrats

Thank you :)

Always love seeing more Hakase fountain pens :). A lovely pen, hopefully worth the wait.  Welcome to the club!

Can't really say whether it was worth the wait, at least not right now. Thank you. :)

Magnificent!

Thank you. :)

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 20:11

I agree with barkingpig: The barrel is amazing, but that hand-hammered clip is a sight to be seen upon itself. Would love to see one in person. Congrats on your pen!



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 22:12

Beautiful! 



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:51

Thank you. I hope you get a nice pen from him. :)
If you don't mind me asking, which model are you looking at?

 

I was originally aiming towards getting a buffalo horn. Right now, I'm just thinking whichever material will feel the best in the hand is the one I'll go with. I don't think I'm going with either just plain ebonite or celluloid, but who knows!



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 00:58

Sick! True luxury. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 04:44

incredible! but such a long wait time

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:58

I agree with barkingpig: The barrel is amazing, but that hand-hammered clip is a sight to be seen upon itself. Would love to see one in person. Congrats on your pen!

Thank you. The clip is nice, especially since it is irregular because of being hand beaten into shape. :)

Sick! True luxury. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful! 

Thank you. :)

incredible! but such a long wait time

Thank you. Indeed, the wait time is too long. When I ordered, the wait time was about 13 months, now it fluctuates between 14-17 months.

 
I was originally aiming towards getting a buffalo horn. Right now, I'm just thinking whichever material will feel the best in the hand is the one I'll go with. I don't think I'm going with either just plain ebonite or celluloid, but who knows!

I had in mind that I would immediately order the buffalo horn pen whenever I receive the current one, the topic of this thread. I wanted the tortoiseshell first since I liked the pattern.
But now I think one is enough, and won't be ordering a second or any subsequent hakase pens. One is enough. I would prefer a Maki-e.
I hope you receive a good pen in whichever material you select. Goodluck. :)

Edited by Mew, 31 January 2018 - 12:01.






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