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Hello!

My name is Sanay Shah, and I am the co founder of a brand called Syahi(urdu for 'ink') based out of Bombay, India.

We handcraft pens using exotic hardwoods that have been seasoned for years at end. We haven't really launched yet-the past year, we made a bunch of pens, got feedback from our customers, and are trying to incorporate it in our new models. We will (hopefully) be launching at the DC Pen Supershow this year!

 

We have been asked to make pens in acrylic etc but in the near future, we only see ourselves making wooden pens. Being a natural material, there are so many nuances to the wood- which part of the tree the wood comes from(we only use heartwood!), how it's cut(that affects the grain), how long it has been aged for, whether it is kiln/air dried..

The pens come with German nibs(available in F/M/B) and a Schmidt K5 converter. Along with each pen, you get a genuine leather case embossed with the Syahi logo, so you can safely keep the pen. All nibs are checked, and pens tuned before being sent out.

 

A lot of people are worried about wood staining-we coat our pens with a proprietary blend of natural oils that makes it water resistant, and small ink stains can be wiped off! No lacquer has been used; all our pens have a matte finish. We believe this best brings out the grain of the wood.

I have attached a few pictures of our pens.. let me know what you think!

 

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Please note, none of our pens are kit pens. All parts, including the brass threads we use(since wood cannot be threaded directly) are made in house.

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Hello Sanay,

Welcome back. Glad to see you here again, and still into pens, I see. But your pictures don't show. Maybe you should use your old account to be allowed to upload pictures. Looking forward to seeing some of them!

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Hello Sanay,

Welcome back. Glad to see you here again, and still into pens, I see. But your pictures don't show. Maybe you should use your old account to be allowed to upload pictures. Looking forward to seeing some of them!

Hi Margo! Thank you.. yes, I am back! That's odd.. I can see the images on my own laptop. Please refresh and let me know. Thanks!

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Hi Margo! Thank you.. yes, I am back! That's odd.. I can see the images on my own laptop. Please refresh and let me know. Thanks!

You had two threads, one had the images, one did not. I believe the admins have merged the two threads. Images show now but did not when I responded to you.

 

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Ah, that must be it. Yes I see them now. Nice pens! You know, the second one looks very similar to my Kwihi Islander from Fosfor (Manoj). He made that for me from a piece of wood from my late parents' home. It was the house I lived in when in my teens, and still equates as "home" when in Aruba... even though we no longer own it, and they have passed away. I am using the pen right now.

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Welcome! Wood isn't quite so popular as a pen material but those are nice looking pens.

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welcome

nice looking pens, hardwood is an interesting material, some exotic woods can be really resistant material, even water resistant.

Hard wood has some resemblance to ebonite, or viceversa.

Your flush design looks good, unfortunately that will mean there will be a step down section to barrel which I tend to dislike under my fingers.

nice work though, I am curious to see the section.

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I am a sucker for wooden pens! Burl is my favorite. Walnut is a close second.


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Ah, that must be it. Yes I see them now. Nice pens! You know, the second one looks very similar to my Kwihi Islander from Fosfor (Manoj). He made that for me from a piece of wood from my late parents' home. It was the house I lived in when in my teens, and still equates as "home" when in Aruba... even though we no longer own it, and they have passed away. I am using the pen right now.

I see. Wow, that's a fascinating story!

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Welcome! Wood isn't quite so popular as a pen material but those are nice looking pens.

Let us hope I can popularize them a bit, in that case :D :D

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welcome

nice looking pens, hardwood is an interesting material, some exotic woods can be really resistant material, even water resistant.

Hard wood has some resemblance to ebonite, or viceversa.

Your flush design looks good, unfortunately that will mean there will be a step down section to barrel which I tend to dislike under my fingers.

nice work though, I am curious to see the section.

Absolutely correct. Hence, I have changed the design a bit.. the new pens will be ready soon. They will not be flush, and this will address the step issue. And yes, hardwood is an interesting material! Well seasoned woods are especially resistant. I would say ebonite resembles wood, since wood preceeds ebonite :lol: :lol:

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Hello Sanay! I just checked out your website and I must say, the pens look gorgeous. Holding them must be a pleasure given how wood has and will always trump plastic or metal as a material any day. The price is way beyond my budget but I assume that's also because you import the wood and the process of crafting them must be a unique and challenging process. Can you perhaps elaborate on it a bit?

 

Congratulations on creating a beautiful product :)

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