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Namisu Orion Fountain Pen

Namisu Orion Fountain Pen

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Ugh - what a POS! leaks like crazy if inverted at all. Slow starter to write.
A nicer steel nib, but give me one that actually WRITES! and doesn't leak like crazy.
I'm guessing it'd be too much to ask to get the titanium nib to be available as an option?
Would love to join this drop but unclear about nib options. Someone at massdrop please clarify/fix the description/checkout dropdown box issue
Description details say there is a broad nib option for this drop but all color options only offer up to a medium when trying to join the drop. Someone @Massdrop please fix the description or add the broad nib option at checkout please.
This is not even a good deal. You can get this pen for a cheaper price from Namisu's website.
CharlieFavreau
I guess it depends where you live. I'm in San Francisco, and if I order from Namisu (based in the UK), I pay 45GBP ($61), plus 8.50GBP ($11.50) shipping, for at total of 53.50GBP ($72.50). For this drop, I'm paying $45, plus $3.50 shipping, plus $4.10 sales tax, for a total of $52.60 — saving $20.
I received mine in the mail...it didn’t come with a nib or any cartridges! Anyone else have any issues? This is my first order, not doing too well so far!
charm
I didn't get my cartridge either!
charm
You at least got a pen, I got an empty box.
Any news on the shipment?
I hope it ships soon... really want this pen!
not a good sign...this Massdrop was supposed to ship today. I did NOT receive any shipment/tracking info. Namisu has recently had a very large delay on kickstarter...VERY disappointing. I am hoping the same isn't happening here on Massdrop with Namisu.. Any one have info? Massdrop? Namisu?
STINGFAN
This particular shipment got caught in customs a little longer than expected, but it just cleared today so we will ship as soon as possible. We're hoping to get this out no later than next week right after Christmas.
Liz
thank-you Liz..
If you're thinking to buy the pen for a christmass present, beware! Namisu is known to have some serious and worrisome delays, so level your expectations accordingly. Also, if you are glad that they are answering your questions below, also beware, before purchase they have great communication, but once they get your money you get the cold shoulder. Radio silence is their company policy, but their pens are really nice once (or if) they are made.
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As mentioned, Namisu was able to get this shipment to us ahead of schedule, but there were some delays getting through customs on our end. This just cleared though, so should be shipping out to you next week right after the holiday, at the latest. Thanks for your patience!
Liz
thank-you Liz..
Damn, the Titanium nib extra fine option is already out of stock....
Does this pen double as a night stick as pictured?
arp415
Hello! No, it's just a fountain pen...
Namisu
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I do hope the titanium version with titanium nib option is next.
Theroc
We're pretty low on stock for the Ti version, so no immediate plans for a drop. Sorry!
Namisu
Thanks for crushing my hopes :D Seriously though, appreciate the heads up. Now I can plan accordingly.
Please consider changing the ship date so that its arrival does not coincide with holiday travel?? Nice Christmas present, but only if you're home! Is it possible to move it up 5 days?
Does this pen come with a converter?
barry9
You can add one for $3.
awk
Thanks for the information.
Got one of these from the Namisu website and replaced the dark plated steel nib with a Bock 14K gold fine nib unit. Fantastic result, once you get used to the wide grip diameter. Just a little spring from the gold tines makes for a near perfect write. The body/barrel is really a great value pen. Excellent machining and finish for a remarkably reasonable price. They should offer gold nibs as an option, as Karas Kustoms are now doing.
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I think I bought it off the Tactile Turn website who were selling them separately at the time.
squawker
Thanks. The same nib for all 3 pens?
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Edit: Namisu's work is good quality. The nib is wetter than I'd prefer for an extra fine.
My packet arrived with everything but the pen. I got the pen container/box without the actual pen in it. Anyone else got the same?
Update: Massdrop is trying to get replacement for me. Let's hope they can get it.
Thanks Namisu! Received my Orion (blk Al w/ blk steel nib) today. Looks good, feels great, writes like a dream.
Just received my Silver Aluminum with medium steel nib today. Love the finish... a very nice brushed look that appears flawless. Design is modern and minimalist with no clip, badge, name or anything to detract from the clean lines. Machined threads are also flawless and both top and bottom sections unscrew from an unusually large middle section. Mine shipped with a standard international Schmidt converter that's quite adequate.
As others have said, you can't really prepare yourself for the weight of this pen. It's unbelievably light for its size.
My only concern with this pen is the nib. I prefer Jowo to Bock nibs and this Bock is no different than past experiences. It's...just ok. I cleaned then inked and had some skipping problems when making horizontal lines...got the loupe out and the nib was misaligned. A few minutes later I had it back into alignment and the skipping stopped, but the Bock nib is, in my opinion, inferior to Jowo which provides a smoother, cleaner ride. Because it uses standard #6 nibs, my experiences are not a deal breaker and the nib can be very easily and cheaply replaced, but it would be nice to see a slightly better nib installed.
My medium nib wrote a slightly finer line than you see in most European nibs.
For a $50 pen I think the Orion is a very good value and I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Received mine earlier today (Steel EF in black AL). First impressions - lovely finish texture, feels great in the hand, well-balanced.
Unfortunately.. once I inked it, I noticed that I had to write at a funny angle (with some unpleasant feedback) to get the ink to start. Upon inspection with a tiny lens, misaligned tines were the issue. Luckily, it was just a matter of the nib being inserted off-center. With a little bit of force, I was able to get the nib aligned with the feed and the issue was fixed. Writes quite smoothly. Hooray!
I guess you're asking for trouble with an EF nib sometimes...
So are these friction-fit? If I want to pull out the feed and nib for deep cleaning, this should be alright? @Namisu
SpiralGuy
@SpiralGuy That's right, you can just pull the feed and and the nib straight out of the plastic "holder" that keeps those parts together through friction. This is by far the best way to clean the feed thoroughly. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying your Nova!
Got mine (black aluminum/black steel nib) yesterday. I'm quite satisfied. High quality machine work and the aluminum is very light! I knew aluminum was light, but I honestly didn't expect the weight of this pen. The black coating is smooth. The pen is easy to disassemble, and all the parts hold tight when together. The design is simplistic and aesthetically pleasing, and the Bock M steel nib writes a very smooth and consistent line. This pen is quickly becoming a favorite.
mjthompso
@mjthompso Thanks for the kind words. It's great to hear that you are enjoying your Bock M nib!
I received my Ti Orion which I ordered via Massdrop today. It is just about perfect. The color, the weight, the design, the finishing quality, all way surpass my expectation. I am so glad I changed my order from black to titanium. If I have to say just one thing that will make the Orion perfect, maybe the threats between the cap and body could have a tighter tolerance. Maybe Namisu purposely make it this way for easier capping, I don't know. Thank you so much for offering this pen with such affordable price. Massdrop RULE!!!!
el34han
Thanks for the feedback, @el34han! The Ti Orion is a beaut, and definitely worth the upgrade IMO. Combined with the Ti nib, it has quickly become one of my favorites.
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Namisu pens are more reasonably priced than many other machined pens. Orion Ti is just perfect. I also like to use Pilot G2 gel pens. Wondering if it is possible for Massdrop to work with Namisu to create a special version of click pen with the following spec, 1. Titanium body. 2. Takes Pilot G2 refill. 3. Use the Schmidt click mechanism
Karas and Tactile Turn both offer this type of pen but neither offer Ti version. Even if they do I most likely won't be able to afford since their brass version cost around a hundred. I will be the first one to buy this Namisu Ti click pen.
el34han
@el34han We have a couple of rollerball pens planned soon, but not a version of the Orion unfortunately. I can't say much about them yet, but thanks for your suggestion, it's really great to get some feedback from you.
Namisu
@Namisu Thank you very much for responding. Not too many manufactures willing to deal with customer directly. I didn't mean it has to be an Orion version of rollerball/gel pen. My emphasis was on the material, Titanium. I have few personal carry items made of titanium but the color of your titanium is different. Not as dark, very pleasing to my eyes. Also your finishing, little bit tumbling/stonewash, not too much, just right. The titanium color and finishing together is simply outstanding. Since you are listening, more wishes from me :-), please choose a popular refill type. Pilot G2 is probably the best bet. It is relatively cheap, many tip sizes, lots of colors. Of course writes great. Another popular type will be the Parker/Schimidt easy FLOW 9000 compatible type. At least 50% more expensive and much less color selection. Any other type of refill will probably just be problem for customers while looking for refills. My 3 cents, thank you for listening. I understand my wishes might not come true. That's perfectly fine too. :-)
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Namisu Orion Fountain Pen and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/10.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/30.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Namisu Orion Fountain Pen and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 6/10.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/30.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Will Goulet nibs fit on this pen? @Namisu
SpiralGuy
Barring any information that Namisu may provide to the contrary I can tell you that the Goulet-branded nibs are Jowo and the nib units that are sold with this pen is Bock. You can shoehorn a Jowo nib into a Bock feed assembly but its rarely a good fit and will require some adjustments and probably heat-setting the feed to the nib...and even then it still may not write well (inner geometry of the Jowo nib was not made to fit with the outer geometry of the Bock feed). Goulet does, however, now carry replacement Bock nib units ever since they started selling the Karas Kustoms Ink fountain pen (which takes a Bock nib unit) so you can buy the whole Bock nib unit from them now in varying sizes. I live just four hours from Goulet so it makes more sense for me to buy replacement nib units from them.
I've played around with the Goulet nibs in my Bock feed assemblies and have gotten a few to work, but not as well as a nib and feed that were made to go together....is good experience, though, screwing around with it to understand how these things work, and the Goulet nibs are somewhat cheap so its not breaking the bank too bad if you screw one up. I do like the look of the black nibs they started selling so I might give it a go again as that would look BA with a black Namisu Orion.
Has anyone asked why the hell would a Scottish company call the pen Namisu? It's an anagram of animus, and a sketchy dictionary site says namisu means, "...to catch or take something from."
I actually do not want to buy this pen because of the name.
CDNGuy
Well I've bought several pens from them and their kick-starters have been very successful not to mention this and other drops so you could say they are good at taking my and other people's money lol.
Gringoaplatanado
Fair enough. And the pens look to be well regarded and well made. Just seems like an odd name for a company based in the UK.
Massdrop, Please add the weights of Titanium pen. I really need it to make my decision. Please. Thanks you.