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Dream Pen Japanese Ebonite Fountain Pen

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4.8?
Discovered on 2018-02-12

Enhance your writing experience with the 夢万年筆 Dream Pen Japanese Ebonite Fountain Pen. Featuring a traditional and minimal cigar shape design, the Dream Pen uses ebonite material from top to bottom. Likewise, the high-quality material is even present in small parts including the feed, housing, and screw threads. Additionally, ebonite is a durable and warm material that offers a luxurious feel when you write with it. The Dream Pen involves several legendary Japanese traditional arts such as Urushi, Tamenuri, and Maki-e, which date back around 9000 years. Furthermore, each fountain pen is hand-painted by Japanese traditional artisans in Wajima. Similarly, each artwork on the Dream Pen takes many months to create using multiple layers of Urushi. What makes Urushi truly unique is the beautiful lacquer finish, which gets better with age. Finally, the Dream Pen uses Germany’s famous Jowo nibs for smooth writing while the ebonite feeds ensure effective ink flow.

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Overview & Specs
Material :
Ebonite
Nib :
Jowo
Length :
6.14 Inches
Weight :
22 Grams
Models :
True Ebonite, True Urushi, True Maki-e
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Paul Lynch
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It was supposed to have started on the 21st. I’d like to hear the good news as well.
Justin Cheung
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Has the shipping of true ebonite started? Can we have some updates on that?
Kucabara
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Kickstarter does seem to have a way to slow projects down. I'm really happy you are still on track with your work.
Ed
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Thank you for the update, I hope kickstarter did not cause you too many problems.
Kucabara
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The delay was already announced during the campaign:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wancher/dream-pen/posts/2119761
Lyp Hau Ng
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I still did not received my pen yet
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Dear @Kucabara, Thank you so much for your patient waiting. New update is coming up very soon for all of you. Best regards,
Wancher
Kucabara
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Can we get an update soon? It's nearly been a month and I'm really interested in your trip to Wajima.
Kucabara
Review from Kickstarter
That Instagram has great eye-candy!
Makes me rethink my colour choices though...
Shaina Mercer
Review from Kickstarter
If anyone wants to see the shades of the green and yellow Urushi pens, Wancher posted them on Instagram @wancher_official.
John Urquhart Ferguson
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the tip @Shaina Mercer
Shaina Mercer
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Just FYI, if any of you follow Wancher's Instagram account, they posted a few pictures/videos on their IG Stories while in Wajima. Unfortunately they disappear after 24 hours so they're gone by now, but I'd encourage you to follow them in case they do decide to post more. :) Their handle is @wancher_official
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Dear @Toshize,
Thank you so much for your email. Please check out your inbox for our answer. If you need any help, please contact us any time.
Thank you and have a nice day!
Wancher,
Toshize
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Dear wancher
Backer 162 Could you please reply my email?
John Urquhart Ferguson
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That sounds exciting! Thanks for the response :D
Wancher
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Dear Ed and John, Thank you so much for your question.
We sincerely appreciate your kind patience so far.
Keeping you updated with the process is always our priority. This time, please let us prepare for you a fully detailed update after coming back from Wajima.
This week and next week we will be staying in Wajima, working with the artisans to finalize the new colors of True Urushi as well as many other processes to make sure you receive Dream Pen with the best quality. As soon as we get back you will be updated with the latest information.
Once again, thank you so much for your time. Stay in touch. Arigatogozaimasu.
Wancher
John Urquhart Ferguson
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Yes, a small update would be cool :)
Ed
Review from Kickstarter
Waiting patiently here but would love to get small updates, photos of work-in-progress, that sort of thing.
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Dear @Kucabara and @Alan Shutko, Thank you so much for your question.
Currently we are summarizing all latest updates we can possibly have for Ebonite pen bodies and updates from the artisans. This will be posted very soon so please stay in touch. Once again, thank you so much for your patience.
Wancher
Wancher
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Dear @Toshize, @Terry Fogarty, @Kelland Chew, and @Ed, Thank you so much for your update. We have been checking back and updated via message for you. We are really sorry for the inconvenience. We are also checking the pledge of all backers again to make sure that you will receive your expected pen. If you have any request, please don't hesitate to let us know via email.
Thank you so much for your time and patience!
Wancher
Ed
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Backer 865, I also specified 14K but my email said 18K. While changing this could you also select rose gold. I have replied to your email making the same request. So 14K rose gold nib. Thanks.
Alan Shutko
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/u/Kucabara, I really like that idea. I'd love to see maybe a couple videos over the next few process highlighting individual pieces of the process. How the ebonite is turned, what pens look like in intermediate steps of work, that kind of thing. I've been reading up a lot on the process, but there's so much there.
Kucabara
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Hi Wancher, would it be possible to get updates on the process, the artisans, urushi in general etc. over the next months to make the waiting more bearable?
I would really love some more background knowledge.
Kelland Chew
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Hi I'm backer 804. My email also said 18k when I asked for 14k. Please assist me in changing it to 14k thank you
Terry Fogarty
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I have had the same issue, I have asked for 14k and email said 18k. I replied asking for it to be changed to 14k, the email reply I received still says 18k.
Toshize
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Taizo
I am the Backer #162. There is a mistake about nib material.I asked for a 14k gold nib not a 18k gold.
Could you switch it please?. Thank you
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Dear @Kenneth, Thank you so much for your questions. Please let us answer you as follow:
1. After we close the survey, we will send you a follow-up email that lists all of the options you have chosen. Since we want to take care of every single order to make sure that the options you chose match with the pledge amount and reward, the confirmation will be sent after survey is closed. Then if you wish to make any change you can reply to that email directly. 2. We have confirmed one more time and your survey was received already. Everything is good now and you don't need to do anything else. We are very sorry for this confusion.
As soon as the confirmation email is sent you will be notified through our update. If you have any concern or question, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Thank you!
Wancher
Kenneth
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Hi Taizo, I'm backer #387. I filled in the Final Survey on 20180315. The acknowledgement email said:
"We’ve received your submission.
Please allow us some time to finalize your options. We will get back to you as soon as possible.". Q1: What does the automated reply mean in real-life practical terms? Is there supposed to be a follow-up email from you confirming my chosen options? In comparison, the surveys conducted using the Kickstarter system or BackerKit automatically send back an email explicitly listing the choices made. It's strange that I have yet to receive a similar email in reply to my submitted survey. Q2: I've just gotten another email on 20180323 reminding me to fill in the survey. Do I need to redo the survey? Does this mean the results of my first survey submission have been lost? Please advise ASAP, as the deadline is fast approaching. Thank you.
Alan Shutko
Review from Kickstarter
@Manunandhan, I have found this comparison chart useful in the past. The Dream Pen will be using Jowo nibs. https://www.nibs.com/content/nib-tipping-sizes
Manunandhan
Review from Kickstarter
Hi,
Just saying European nib size is difficult for anyone to select as within European every brand has different sizes. Why not publish what you mean by your European and a chart comparing your EF, F, etc with other brands so that I can select. Thanks for the understanding
Best
Manu
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Dear @Randy Torres, Thank you so much for your question. Please let us confirm with you about this:
1. The green feed is currently not available so there will be only Red and Black feed for you to choose from.
2. For add-on, we can help only backers to add add-on if you might have forgotten. Please get in touch with us at info@wancher.com for more details. Thank you!
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Dear @Scot Kane, Thank you so much for your question. We have contacted you directly about this. Please check your inbox.
Thank you so much!
Randy Torres
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, I'm backer Number 413. I have two questions:
1) will the ebonite feed be available in a green color to match the green urushi pen? You had mentioned in the Kickstarter comments that it was a possibility. It was not an option in the survey so I chose the red pen with the red feed, but I would much prefer green, if a green feed is available. 2) I made a mistake in not getting a pen pillow, during the Kickstarter campaign, because I assumed I could always add it on later at the Kickstarter price. Now it's twice the price. I would love to get one. Is there a chance you can let backers add the pillow on at the original price?
Benjamin Hughes
Review from Kickstarter
@Scot Kane
Personally I'm not sure if that would be possible. Money has already been collected for the project, and moving from ebonite to urushi would take an increase in the amount pledged, something I don't think is possible at this point.
Scot Kane
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I received my survey, however I would like to upgrade from ebonite to Urushi. Can I do that via the survey?
Inkantadora
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, thank you for replying quickly with new survey link. It is now completed. All the best!
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Hello @Inkantadora, Please check your inbox for the correct survey.
Thank you!
Inkantadora
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Hello, I backed a true Urushi pen with a roll stopper and pen pillow, but my final survey says it is two ebonite? I clarified where asked, but do not see where I can / should include my options. Will you
Send me a second survey to collect my options?
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Hello @Kelland Chew, We will take your latest response to your survey.
You can resubmit it if you want to make any change. Thank you!
Kelland Chew
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, I changed some options and resubmitted the final survey. Is that okay?
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Hello @Matthew Newell, Thank you so much for your request. We are talking more pictures of all the combination.
We will update it as soon as possible. Thank you!
Wancher
Review from Kickstarter
Hello @Kucabara, Thank you so much for your question.
We would like to confirm that the red feed is made from red ebonite.
Thank you!
Wancher
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Dear @Albus Tan, Thank you so much for your question.
Please check your email inbox for our explanation.
Thank you!
Wancher
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Dear @Elizabeth Thorneloe, Thank you so much for your question.
Please check your email inbox for our explanation.
Thank you!
Matthew Newell
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I really wish I could see more pictures of the nib, feed, and color combinations before deciding my final survey. Especially the rose gold nibs and the red feeds, as those are hard to visualize.
Kucabara
Review from Kickstarter
I have a question about the red feed: Is it made from red ebonite or is it made from ebonite that is only painted red?
I don't want the feed to discolour over years of use.
Albus Tan
Review from Kickstarter
Hi,
I pledged for 2 True Urushi Pen but didn't pledge for the extra add-ons I want.(I thought I could do that after the project has ened)Just wonder if I could pledge for extra add-ons now?
Elizabeth Thorneloe
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I am backer #284. I would like to order Koi pen pillow for $40. PayPal wants to charge $10 ship charge. Is this correct?
Thank you very much.
Liz
Kucabara
Review from Kickstarter
@Jan Willem Kaptein
Kickstarter surveys usually start several weeks after the end of the project at the earliest. Maybe Wancher wants to wait until some more samples are available, after all they have the pre-surveys to start production as a general votingtrend.
Jan Willem
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Only one charge to my card... Still no request for address details and final choice of pen though...