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#1 Pen_Padawan

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 14:05

Kemma Fountain Pens had a display at Tokyo Ginza Six today. They had a display of their sapphire nib material that was very interesting. If you like stiffer nibs you should give this a try. Their Urushi and Maki-e is top notch. If I understood the sales lady correct, their Urushi and Maki-e is on wood not ebonite. Nice bigger pen with international converter.

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#2 OmegaMountain

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 17:41

I saw these at Mitsukoshi earlier this year. Unique a beautiful, but at a significant price...

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 18:06

Sapphire as nib. Pretty. And interesting.

No tipping on those nibs, or will they have tipping drilled in or attached with prongs?

Did you have an opportunity to write with a sapphire nib, or see one set into a pen?



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:18

Sapphire as nib. Pretty. And interesting.
No tipping on those nibs, or will they have tipping drilled in or attached with prongs?
Did you have an opportunity to write with a sapphire nib, or see one set into a pen?


I did test, they are very stiff with no flex but super smooth. More like a glass dip pen.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 22:25

I did test, they are very stiff with no flex but super smooth. More like a glass dip pen.


It believe it is glass because I think they use synthetic sapphire.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 22:36

Most likely it is lab-grown sapphire, which would still be corundum and almost as hard as diamond.

Custom grinds may be a challenge and replacing a dropped nib may cost a bit.

Beautiful nibs.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 14:51

I happened to be at Ginza Six last weekend and was glad to try the pen. I had been curious how the writing experience would be like after seeing it in magazine previously.
It writes smoothly but really wet and makes the stroke quite wide. I tried to ask for fine nib to try but she indicated she just had medium nib. So it’s not a pen for me. 



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:59

I wonder if they've improved from this review:

 

https://estilofilos....and-maki-e.html

 

I remember hearing about them but according to that the actual writing experience was really bad (not even mentioning the price). The idea definitely seems interesting but I'm wondering if it doesn't need some iteration. 







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