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Namiki Bamboo


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#21 wil

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 18:10

Before coming to work this morning and selecting which pens to bring, I was eyeing the Bamboo beside the Serenite.

Not sure why I didn't think this before but the two pens are strangely similar but at the same time, practically an inverse of one another. Currently considering a weekend light tent session with the two pens.

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#22 FrankB

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 20:41

Good review. Thanks.

I have a Dunhill AD200 "Torpedo" that is essentially a cigar shaped version of the Bamboo. Dunhill and Namiki have a long standing relatuonship, and the AD2000 is made by Namiki. I swear, I think my section is identical to yours and would probably screw directly into the Bamboo barrel. The filling system is unique, and the pen writes very well.

Question. I have a stub nib on my Dunhill that I had to get from the Dunhill customer service. I recall there was a $5 charge for postage. Since Namiki made both pens, I was wondering if the Bamboo has a stub nib available? A factory stub nib might push me toward buying a Bamboo.

#23 dappledawndrawn

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 07:44

I'm not sure if stub nibs are available for the Bamboo -- at least they weren't from the retailer I bought mine from. I love the pen though. smile.gif It sits amazingly well in my hand, is ultra reliable, has never given problems -- and it's pretty to look at, too.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:37

Recently my Laban Mento broke (good low end pen) and I needed a new pen, but I wanted a quality replacement and am away from home. I have dozens of pens but am picky and the rest sit unused mostly. Based on your review I bought this pen a few weeks ago and have been using it for hours daily since. I love it. Great construction, great feel, quality pen. It looks good in pictures but is much sexier in person. I have contemplated buying another as a backup as I usually carry two at atime in case I run out of ink (currently I have my other Laban as a back up) ... I am hooked on this pen. I think it was a great bargain at $220. Thanks for a great review.

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#25 MikaLa

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 17:32

This is a great pen. I love mine, and have it filled with the Noodler's Singapore ink Spirit of the Bamboo. Naturally.

QUOTE (Cowboy68 @ Jul 25 2008, 05:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Recently my Laban Mento broke (good low end pen) and I needed a new pen, but I wanted a quality replacement and am away from home. I have dozens of pens but am picky and the rest sit unused mostly. Based on your review I bought this pen a few weeks ago and have been using it for hours daily since. I love it. Great construction, great feel, quality pen. It looks good in pictures but is much sexier in person. I have contemplated buying another as a backup as I usually carry two at atime in case I run out of ink (currently I have my other Laban as a back up) ... I am hooked on this pen. I think it was a great bargain at $220. Thanks for a great review.



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#26 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 20:52

My AD 2000 Longitude shares the same nib and body except that is cigar shaped, it is a great pen indeed.
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#27 Classics

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 21:34

I love the look of this pen. This pen is on my short list to buy soon. I will try to pickup one at the NY/NJ pen show in September.
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