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BKD Mt. Fuji Wood & Resin Artisan Keycap

BKD Mt. Fuji Wood & Resin Artisan Keycap

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re disappointed expected a higher quality product mine just came in hers a pic oh and i don’t wanna bother go to the garage right now to grab an mx cheery board later tonight ill upload a pic with that
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Leaf17
Requested a refund and got my money back if your product is as low of a quality as mine go for it
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Can't leave a review due to the tracking not being marked as delivered, but I figured I'd weigh in.
Tracking took about 2 weeks longer than the tracking said it would, but with Massdrop comes patience.
I actually ordered an OEM and was dreading having to return it for an SA, but it seems like they sent me an SA profile by accident. A happy accident, though, because it turned out quite well.
The clouds turned out quite well, very easy to see them in various lighting. The snow wasn't quite as detailed as the Drop images but was actually pretty decently done. There's a few small spots where you can see the wood stain stained the paint a yellow brown colour but this is only noticeable under direct lighting and close inspection.
My only true issue is that there's a hole near the base in the snow that allows my RGB lighting to bleed through. Thankfully the white paint mutes a bit of the light and it kind of looks like a small pond depending on the lighting.
And most importantly, it does fit my Cherry MX stems with no issue.
Overall a 4/5 for me based on expectations created by the Drop images and price per single keycap.
So this time I tried to replicate some of the product pictures on the drop page. The angles are not perfect and obviously I don't have access to the same keyboard and caps, but I think it's close enough for what I'm trying to show.
Camera setup is the same as last time (see my older comment down a bit), but this time I used an LED ring light and also an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, which means the colors are 99% accurate and pretty much as close to perfection as possible.
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Sure, their lighting is a bit different as well, since it seems they used some sort of photo box which I don't have, but still... it doesn't explain where all the shades of blue, all the amazing color gradients and all the details are coming from that are almost completely missing from my keycap.
It's like their keycap is a full-fledged winter wonderland out of a Hollywood production with all the state-of-the-art special effects, and my keycap is a B-movie production made by students that had no access to special effects and have had to cut down costs on lighting as well.
Meloditude
Thank you for illustrating this on photo, I take the same view and would like a refund based on the very dissapointing result compared to other "artisan" key-caps been offered here on MD (refer to https://www.massdrop.com/buy/hammer-lagoon-artisan-spacebar). MD should not tolerate the poor results as this seriously undermines the enthusiast.
It is okay to show the actual product and sell a keycap at this quality, but not when the actual product is nothing like the illustrated.
Munnybear
Yeah, I've contacted customer support to get a full refund.
I actually don't quite understand how some people even call them "perfect". Not a single cap that was posted here was even close to the one from the product pictures. You can also see that the edges are much sharper, less rounded and polished than the one cap on the drop page, so clearly that one single keycap has received lots of love and care and attention to detail. All the others seem rushed.
I also bought all the different 4 Seasons Artisan keycaps from BKD as well. I'm scared these will turn out to be just as underwhelming as Mt. Fuji is. I hope I'm wrong...
I received my cap on July 22nd, I'm in Western Canada. Overall I'm very satisfied with the cap. I would have preferred a better wood to resin ratio and a little more clouds. Fuji looks a little less detailed than MD photos and a little more squished. There were some inconsistencies with the finish but they're very minor. I'm happy I went with the SA and not OEM, although I'm curious to see what OEM looks like. The fit on the stem is excellent. Looking at other's caps I think mine turned out pretty well. Overall I am very happy with my cap and very satisfied. I'm still deciding which keyboard and caps to use it with but I'm currently running it on this (see photos) for now. Enjoy!
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ooozmin
Odd, I'm in Interior BC and my delivery date was set for the 19th, and when that passed it was changed to the 24th... And I'm still waiting. Unfortunately the tracking provided doesn't update after it reaches Canada so I'm kinda just left in limbo...
FailFodder
Very interesting. Mine didn't appear to have been help up by customs but I'm wondering if your's has? I'm in Southern AB. I'm sure that you will receive it soon, hope so!
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I was sent an SA replacement, which I requested, and it looks perfect. lots much better than the OEM one I got and I’m very thankful that they gave me the option of returning the OEM one for the SA one. I know everyone’s a little upset with BKD, and I get it, but if they didn’t at least try to do OEM then you know everyone would just be groaning about how they don’t offer OEM. Now we at least see that SA is better for this type of artisan. The SA keycap really did turn out great. Here are the pictures of my SA one, as you can see it’s much more like what was advertised.
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IT looks neat on my black board and I was only ever expecting to try and admire it from a side angle.
I have learned now that the best caps are ones that are distinctive enough from a top-down view, hence have just gone for the latest Jelly.
diggergig
I kinda like the ground snow being off-white. It gives the cap some purity.
I got the 'OEM' version, it's absolutely terrible. First, the criticism that would apply to both OEM and SA: Poor wood effect, no fog at all, non centered, you've already seen this before.
The worst part though? This is some alien-ass 'OEM' cap because it's like 5mm taller than any OEM cap I've ever seen! It looks horrible on any board I have.
All in all, I am fairly happy with the key I received relative to my expectation, although it certainly is missing elements of the concept that can't be put down to deviation in hand made products.
The detail is certainly significantly lower than the concept that was sold, with less care being taken in painting of the snow than pictured, although there was an attempt to get some of the speckling. The snow in the corners on my key is also tinged brown, as if it got dirty in the crafting process.
The fog in my key is actually really good. I think it would only be better if the key was SA profile.
The proportion of ebony doesn't really work for OEM. I think this key should have been offered as SA only.
Frankly, I imagine these were incredibly hard to make and the demand was probably too high.
At first I honestly appreciate all your feedbacks of Mt.Fuji,It really means a lot for me. About the fog and proportion of ebony and resin,because of all of my products were handmade, and it is impossible to control the fog and proportion ebony were the same as Massdrop’s photos. The Mt.Fuji R1 were total sold over 800pcs,and I finished it by myself and ship them on time(the customs clearance delay a bit days) As I mentioned between I made them,there were over 200pcs Mt.Fuji rejected during the QC. In addition, it'd be great if more people posted the pictures of the artisan you guys purchased. At last, if there is any quality issue, or you are simply not satisifed with your keycap, please reach out to Massdrop community support team through your transaction page for a return/refund. If there is a stem issue, please let them know, I will do my best to provide a replacement if that is granted by the CS team. Thank you all for your support.
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BIGKID
The fog is the best feature IMHO.
If you did something like a Victorian theme with a street gaslight surrounded by thick fog you could be onto a winner. :)
Just got mine today, I guess mine's between the good and the bad ones other than the fact that the wood base on mine is very thick...
Took these pictures under a lamp with an S8 camera. If I didn't use the lamp the keycap loses a lot of the detail, kind of underwhelmed because this is the first artisan keycap I got in this hobby :\
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Agreed. I have it on my GMMK TKL and it's hard to see the fog swirls or any of the detail without my keyboard needing to be under a bright light.
ToxicantCoffee
It looks super mashed. Like it was gently steam rolled.
Finally had some time to take proper pictures.
Please note that the lighting is pretty favorable which brings out a lot of the details that are otherwise not visible to the naked eye under normal circumstances. The same applies to the product pictures taken by Massdrop, of course.
All pictures were taken under natural light with proper white balance and exposure using a Canon EOS 20D and a Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM macro lens at ISO 100, f/11 and 1/6 sec. exposure time on a tripod with self-timer and mirror lockup to achieve the highest image quality and sharpness possible.
In Photoshop I made no changes to color, contrast or anything, except for straightening, cropping and the default sharpening in Adobe Camera Raw.
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SA Oblivion for comparison. Note how much smoother and consistent the edges are compared to Mt. Fuji.
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Has anyone in Canada recieved theirs yet?
Fehro
I'm still waiting :/
be3n
Also still waiting as of Friday August 3rd. I'll see if it's in by Tuesday after the holiday then I'll submit a ticket.
I just received mine and I'm really, really disappointed... I was hoping mine would look somewhat close to what SirMyztiq received (see pictures below).
The mountain is close to the left side, not centered at all and the mountain top looks really cut off, much more than on the product pictures for some reason, even though I bought the SA version. In addition to that, the fog on mine is pretty much non-existent, at least under normal lighting conditions when not shining a spotlight directly onto it. I guess my mountain is enjoying a clear day without fog... The edges all seem to have different amounts of "roundedness" to it. Looks rushed to me.
Trying to recover from the first shock, but I'll probably contact Massdrop support to see what can be done about this...
Meloditude
I couldn't agree more. I didn't expect the picture, but I did hope for something more like Fuji. Very little snow and the fog... Well, it would have been better without it.
I've ordered terrain resin caps before, so I'm not ignorant about build variation, but this isn't going on my keyboard.
I really do not know what you were all expecting. It's made of resin AKA every one will be different.
I am pretty shocked to see some of these comments. I think those of you that are dissapointed need to re-examine your expectations for something like this.
The process they used to make these makes it impossible for them all to "look like the picture". If you aren't into unique pieces like this, I would recommend not purchasing any artisans that use resin. We were also made very aware the wood would be darkly stained, and staining is not always precise either.
It was clear throughout the whole drop, that this was not a large operation. It was also clear that BKD was going to use resin and that not each cap would be "identical". BKD made this clear to those of us who stayed up to date here.
I will gladly back another BKD product. Can't wait for the next one and LOVE my fuji !
GROW UP. BE HAPPY YOU HAVE SOME COOL UNIQUE ART.
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edsel_holden
GROW UP, BE AWARE THAT THERE IS DIFFEREEN SUCK AND UNIQUE
liam_cha
<3 you misspelled "difference".
this is what I got! im pretty satisfied
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Bergumana
Looks great!
Bergumana
I really wish I didn’t miss. This one ;/
On a side note, my cat seems to show an unusual amount of interest in this keycap, something I can say I've never seen my cat do before.
the tracking haven't been update for 5 days. still waiting
liam_cha
Last few weeks, none of my Massdrop tracking numbers show ANYTHING until it gets to my local post office. It's like they just magically get dropped off on their doorstep by storks or something.
Starius
I see, they are working on wormholes for delivery. Establish a wormhole might take some time. This is the worst puchasing experience I've every have, a shippment delayed for weeks without any announcement, and using a carrier which I've never hear about.
The SA ones look way better then the OEM ones like what I got. The clouds look more like a defect and I think there is even a little nick on the top right edge.
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RangerXML
is it just me or you put in your keycap the wrong way?
As it seems to be the case with many others in the drop, my keycap was also not up to my expectations in any way. There is no fog effect and the mountain top looks as if it has been completely cut off so it is entirely flat with no texture. The snow design present in the picture is completely non-existent with mine only having 3 blobs of white color on the mountain top and two corners of the cap, not the scattered and broken up snow fall look seen in the product photos. I hope that something will be done about to remedy the QA issues otherwise I will be inquiring for a refund.
I'm very disappointed as well. No wood effect (totally black) and Mt is not centred. Looking down at the keycap now and Mt Fuji is cut in half, visual effect from keycap edge. Only angel that looks good is from back.
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I got mine. Pretty disappointed. The mountain looks strange and there’s an air bubble in it. I’ll write a more in depth review later with pictures.
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Mine came in. Looks pretty good.
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SirMyztiq
yours look nice. while the other guy's one seem to be less "foggy"
Mine came out very low quality as well only looks vaguely like the item in the photo.
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Mine is so dark! I can’t see like 70% of the details. It looks like I have a somwhat half clear black artisan with a white thing in the middle unless I shine a light from above it. And by light, I mean a legit flashlight, not the room lights. I hope everyone elses turned out better than mine
The_Red_Jinx
Yeah they look terrible from above.
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It's a little more Mt. Droopy than Fuji. This one may just be the luck of the draw. Hope most of them came out better than mine.
vncr
Still looks good imo. I'm still waiting on my shipment (Wednesday), I'll post it up once I get it.
Mine shipped as well, getting here on Friday, from the pics looks like it was worth the wait!
Let me know if anyone would like to sell me their keycap (y)
Got the email! So stoked!
Shipping from NJ if anyone’s curious.
Just got word last night that mine shipped. Looking forward to my first artisan keycap.