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#1 Paganini

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 22:19

Has anyone tried the NEW Kaco Edge? They seem to come in different colors now. I've been holding off on getting one because of all the cap cracking problems. I wonder if these (now colorful) ones are the pens I've been waiting for. 

 

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#2 Aditlojs

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 23:19

Didn't know these existed.  Thanks for the heads up.  You mentioned "colorful." You're talking about blue and brown, right?



#3 Paganini

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 00:28

Blue and brown, yes, and they seem to have gold colored nibs / clips as well. 



#4 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 08:26

The clip is still the previous horrendous design (shudder)



#5 Honeybadgers

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:00

If they resolved the cracking, the clip is an easy fix that takes only 5 or 10 minutes with some sandpaper and tape to completely fix.

 

I've posted a tutorial on how to fix the clip to where it works brilliantly.


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#6 Aditlojs

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 14:05

The clip is still the previous horrendous design (shudder)


If I refer to it as a rollstop, then it seems perfectly functional. Haha!

I used to be very particular with clip function so I get it. Ever since I switched to using a pen sleeve, I haven't used a clip since.

As far as the cap cracking issue... How many examples would need to not crack and for how long before I had confidence to purchase the pen? I don't expect to regain confidence in this model...

#7 Honeybadgers

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 03:03

If I refer to it as a rollstop, then it seems perfectly functional. Haha!

I used to be very particular with clip function so I get it. Ever since I switched to using a pen sleeve, I haven't used a clip since.

As far as the cap cracking issue... How many examples would need to not crack and for how long before I had confidence to purchase the pen? I don't expect to regain confidence in this model...

 

Two of my three original black ones have not cracked.


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#8 Mech-for-i

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 12:13

all 4 of mine had not crack , one did fall off ( well fly off ) the table courtesy of my cat a number of times , other than some nicks and scratches , nothing else. One do go into daily EDC rotation a couple of times and all the abuse, the other 2 sit on the desk tray .. just check no sign of any crack , late batches of the Edge should already had the renewed tooling / mold that's to fix the issue. I had no idea what's different since all mine are old batches



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:26

Where are these for sale? I've checked ebay uk and .com, Etsy and aliexpress with no luck - e.g. "Bobby New Lauch (sic) Kaco EDGE" is just showing black versions.

 

Despite having cracked caps with both my old Edges (and getting replacements, one of which cracked), I'm willing to try again, especially with some new colours which I think the original pen was crying out for.

 

I did, however, end up buying a Kaco ZhiBo from Bobby. :-)



#10 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:09

You can find them on Ebay.com or their android app, just search for Kaco Edge and sort by newest on top.

There should be some listing you'll stumble upon.


Edited by penzel_washinkton, 14 February 2020 - 12:09.


#11 garyc

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 15:03

You can find them on Ebay.com or their android app, just search for Kaco Edge and sort by newest on top.

There should be some listing you'll stumble upon.

Hmmm, not in any search I've done. There are plenty of colourful Kaco pens around (Sky, Retro, V&A etc.), but all of the Edges come up in black only. Is there a particular seller you can name?



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 15:16

Hmmm, not in any search I've done. There are plenty of colourful Kaco pens around (Sky, Retro, V&A etc.), but all of the Edges come up in black only. Is there a particular seller you can name?

Looks like they've made it to Japan.

 

https://www.pen-hous...item/42848.html



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 22:12

Looks like they've made it to Japan.

 

https://www.pen-hous...item/42848.html

 

Is that right, 3,300 Japanese yen is about 30USD or 23GBP? Sounds a bit too much. But the colours are nice: muted but elegant.

 

But have they disappeared from eBay then?



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 22:32

For what it's worth, the Kako TMall shop lists the Edge as out of stock:

 

https://detail.tmall...6111&abbucket=1

 

So perhaps the eBay listings are jumping the gun a bit...



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 00:50

For what it's worth, the Kako TMall shop lists the Edge as out of stock:

 

https://detail.tmall...6111&abbucket=1

 

So perhaps the eBay listings are jumping the gun a bit...

 

Yep, the only seller I eventually could find, esybuy, lists the brown and blue versions as out of stock. Not a bad price, $13.98, though a tad higher than I remember paying for my original black versions.



#16 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:31

Literally doing the steps I told previously has easily found these results:

 

https://www.ebay.com...MBQjH7_1gEK9mSQ

 

https://www.ebay.com...MBQjH7_1gEK9mSQ



#17 g33klibrarian

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 02:48

The cap on my Edge cracked after only a few weeks, but I enjoyed using it. The new colors look surprisingly decent so I may get another.



#18 garyc

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:04

Literally doing the steps I told previously has easily found these results:

 

https://www.ebay.com...MBQjH7_1gEK9mSQ

 

https://www.ebay.com...MBQjH7_1gEK9mSQ

 

Those didn't show up in my searches, but when I use those links, it says they don't ship to the UK, which is probably why they didn't show in my searches. The one that does, esybuy, only has black in stock. The fickle finger of fate strikes again.

 

(edit) the list of excluded countries is quite random - they ship to France and Italy, but not Germany and Spain for example.

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#19 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:37

 

Those didn't show up in my searches, but when I use those links, it says they don't ship to the UK, which is probably why they didn't show in my searches. The one that does, esybuy, only has black in stock. The fickle finger of fate strikes again.

 

(edit) the list of excluded countries is quite random - they ship to France and Italy, but not Germany and Spain for example.

That makes sense, so there are limited sellers shipping to UK which is rather unfortunate.



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 21:54

Well , checking some of the home market retail and the info return is that the new version will ship come May and alao now there is version of the Kaco Master in white and red but will had steel nib





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