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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I don't think you'll be unhappy if it's anything like the black/gold version I got on Amazon Prime day... if the red version had been similarly priced, I'd have chosen that, but boy is it a nice pen!
    I opted for the chrome finish just to be on the safe side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72bpm View Post
    I opted for the chrome finish just to be on the safe side!
    Absolutely - the red pen needs the chrome trim! Post pics when it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Twiss Pens
    Good choice - I know John Twiss quite well. I've currently got three pens from Twiss - all very nicely finished they are too. John occasionally has extended delivery times, particuarly after pen shows or leading up to them.
    If you are ever able to drop in to his workshop in Edwinstowe (not open every day) he sometimes has ready-made pens available and can supply a variety of nibs, ballpoints or rollerballs. He now also has an eBay store, Twico Pens.

    If John is very busy you can also try Worcester Pen Company who also manufacture.

    Once you really get the fountain pen bug you start looking for vintage nibs on shabby old pens in antique shops, so that they can be built into new pens. Nothing quite like a flexy vintage gold nib.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMike View Post
    Good choice - I know John Twiss quite well

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    If you are ever able to drop in to his workshop
    Hi Mike, thanks - yes I have two on order from him - one "special" one; the original one I specified the design for, and during that process somehow ended up ordering a seconds one also!

    I plan to pop down to his workshop - I was going to go in a couple of weeks, but the day I was free coincided with the Robin Hood festival, and he said there's too many chavs so he closes that week! LOL - I like him already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Absolutely - the red pen needs the chrome trim! Post pics when it arrives.
    I may have accidentally ordered this as well!
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72bpm View Post
    I may have accidentally ordered this as well!
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Fantastic colour! Can't wait to see the pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Fantastic colour! Can't wait to see the pics!
    Will do. The red one arrives tomorrow. Will wait for the blue to arrive as well and post a combined picture.

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    For those that backed the latest Namisu Kickstarter, we know need to complete the survey to select colors etc... What are people going for now it comes to the crunch?

    I thought I we pretty set on blue with silver, but am swaying myself slightly towards black with the brass combo. Unfortunately I can't see any pictures of this combo, whereas there are lots of the standard blue / silver.

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    Full titanium, pen and nib. Hoping the nib is suitable as a fairly writer.
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    Originally backed with Blue/Brass but have opted for Red/Silver

    Pic of options can be found on this page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/1946261

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    Grey/stainless aluminium pen (broad)

    Ti + Ti (fine)

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    I nearly went for the ti version from the outset, but figured you can always upgrade but you can't downgrade. Think I'll stick with the blue silver combo. As silly as it sins, if the brass was a bit darker I'd go for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miocene View Post
    I nearly went for the ti version from the outset, but figured you can always upgrade but you can't downgrade. Think I'll stick with the blue silver combo. As silly as it sins, if the brass was a bit darker I'd go for that
    It goes darker with time (just a couple of weeks)

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    Argh, don't do that to me...

    I usually avoid anything 'goldy' but this is for some reason, swaying me. I think it's because the pen i use most often is a dark blue and silver Cross, so i'm weary about having two very similar looking pens.

    I could always buy two... but that would be frivolous...

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    Guess i'm frivolous then...

    One I imagine will be coming to SC shortly after arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miocene View Post
    about having two very similar looking pens...
    *only* two similar looking pens?!

    No such thing as a frivolous pen purchase. I also bought two - an aluminium one and a titanium one.

    As for brass - it's a great pen material - weighty and the patina is lovely. I have a copper pen too - the patina with copper is more "dirty" than with brass, but still nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miocene View Post
    Guess i'm frivolous then...

    One I imagine will be coming to SC shortly after arrival.
    First refusal please :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    *only* two similar looking pens?!
    Two out of two is more to the point ;)

    First refusal please :-p
    No problem!

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