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Wancher Sailor Limited Edition Hammered Metal Finish


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#1 mke

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 13:24

This Professional Gear pen is on sale from April 1st. Hopefully no joke.

I didn't find it on their website.

 

The news was published on FB.

https://www.facebook...27132687316666/

 

(deep linking doesn't work - sorry)

 

also published on Instagram

https://www.instagra...ncher_official/


Edited by mke, 30 March 2019 - 13:26.


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 14:08

Nice looking pen, although I like almost anything that's blue.

 

Do you know if the body is metal or some sort of resin?



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 15:50

I like the colour and hammered finish.

Hope it is the PG rather than Slim. Metal would be fantastic.  drool.gif


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 04:17

A reworked Progear in purply blue. Oh dear me, hopefully it isnt an April Fools joke.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 08:19

Looks like it might be a Japan only release and you would have to use a buying service if you wanted to buy one from the U.S.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 09:08

> Japan only release
No, they write that they will sell international.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 09:46

I'm so torn on wancher. They do a lot of cool stuff but a lot of their stuff is heinously expensive (sometimes quite a bit more than I'd expect for pens, particularly their JoWo nib option urusi pens costing north of $600)

 

But this... I like this. A lot. If it was a 1911 I'd be in dangerous risk of buying one.


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 13:37

Only 15 pens available.

 

From FB:

"Please keep an eye on wancherpen.com, we will open for pre-order at 5PM, APRIL 1ST, JAPAN TIME, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. And yes, worldwide shipping is available!

 

For your information, this is an limited fountain pen featuring Japanese traditional color “藍” (/ai/) or "Love". The professional gear body is made by 鍛金 (/tankin) or Japanese hammering technique. This is the first and only Japanese fountain pen that the artisan can apply a natural color on aluminum body. The pen comes with 14k rhodium plated gold nib. Nib choices: F and M.
This pen is made by the collaboration between Wancher Inc., Sailor Pen Company, Nagao Seisakusho Co.,Ltd and Oita Made Co.,Ltd."


Edited by mke, 31 March 2019 - 13:39.


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 15:33

Wonder what the price will be...

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 16:45

A Japanese seller has had it on Ebay for a few days now, saying release date will be April 20.  THey say they have 4 available and price it at $738.

 

I have no idea what the original Wancher price is.



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 17:07



I'm so torn on wancher. They do a lot of cool stuff but a lot of their stuff is heinously expensive (sometimes quite a bit more than I'd expect for pens, particularly their JoWo nib option urusi pens costing north of $600)

 

At US$450 I can't think of a cheaper fully urushi-finished pen out there?



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 20:02

One can buy many kind of pens for that money, even NOS Montblanc 149 - but it is the buyer's decision not ours.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 21:58

One can buy many kind of pens for that money, even NOS Montblanc 149 - but it is the buyer's decision not ours.

 
You are quite right Michael. I can't see myself paying north of $500 for this pen - but being 15 pieces made + "Unicorn poop swirl" - it will sell up quickly irrespective of price.

Edit: 1706 Australian CSTime: looks like that pen had listed at $500 and had already sold out.

Edited by MalcLee, 01 April 2019 - 06:38.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:20

Well I am in for one, got the M Nib. F was sold out already, got in at 10:19PM HST (19 minutes in) so maybe not as popular as thought would be? I been wanting a more metal finish over a the plastic feeling resin so may replace one of my pens...


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:40

Enjoy your new pen!

I will wait until they have a pen where not only barrel and cap are made from hammered metal.

(A working nib in the same style would be a dream.)

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:38

Was the price 500 USD?

Still waiting to hear from my friend if he was able to get one for me.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:06

Had it all the way to completing the PayPal checkout and... didn't. I wanted it but there are things we need for the new house so I was a responsible adult.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:07

Was the price 500 USD?
Still waiting to hear from my friend if he was able to get one for me.


$490 so basically, yes.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:15

$490 so basically, yes.

 

What were the nib options?


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:26

 
What were the nib options?


Fine & Medium only.

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