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LifeInSixWords
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Dec 18, 2014
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How much was this pen when it was available? I am just trying to compare with Amazon
Dec 18, 2014
JonasHeineman
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Dec 18, 2014
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Hey @LifeInSixWords -- If you're not in a hurry to buy this as a holiday gift, hold out for a bit. We've gotten hundreds of requests for a re-launch of this drop and I'm working to make that happen soon.
Dec 18, 2014
cca310
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Dec 18, 2014
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That's great news, thanks
Dec 18, 2014
GomiGuchi
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Dec 18, 2014
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If we think there's a problem with the pen, should we contact Massdrop or Lamy?
Dec 18, 2014
JonasHeineman
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Dec 18, 2014
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Hi @GomiGuchi -- I'm sorry to hear that, LAMY should be able to handle it directly.
Warranty info is available here: http://www.lamyusa.com/warrantyinfo.php
Dec 18, 2014
GomiGuchi
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Dec 20, 2014
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What about those of us who don't live in the US? :P
I thought the warranty was international, but buyer beware. Warranty cover in Japan appears to require the 'seal' of the store where you bought the pen. Check how it works in your country first!
Dec 20, 2014
cca310
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Dec 21, 2014
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May I ask what is wrong with your pen? Also, try breaking it in for a few days, I got a new Vanishing Point and I thought it was defective at first, I just let it break in for a week and it is now great! Hopefully everything works out for you...
Dec 21, 2014
GomiGuchi
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Dec 21, 2014
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The writing performance of the pen is absolutely flawless. The piston knob is just loose. I tried to search online for people with the same issue in case it as suppose to be that way, and what I found led me to believe my position knob just isn't right. There is suppose to be some slack before the position starts moving, but even when I close the knob completely it is just too easy to unwind again. I can put it in my pocket and when I take it out the piston knob is coming undone. Not enough to move the piston, so there are no ink accidents, but it still seems too easy.
Does your pen do this?
Dec 21, 2014
Vamino
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Dec 24, 2014
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I just received mine today (in Australia, just in time for Xmas!) and while I haven't cleaned and inked mine up yet, I just thought I'd let you know that my piston turning knob definitely isn't that slack.
Dec 24, 2014
GomiGuchi
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Dec 24, 2014
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Thanks for letting me know!! I knew it had to be abnormal....
Dec 24, 2014
Vamino
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Dec 24, 2014
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If LAMY in Japan wont honour the warranty (from what I've heard of Japanese businesses, them not accepting it because there's no stamp rings painfully true), I would get in contact with the people at Massdrop.
Dec 24, 2014
GonzoTGreat
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Dec 25, 2014
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The piston on my EF seems about right - responsive but secure. However, I the pen stays on my desk and doesn't see any travel. Besides cleaning and filling, I haven't played around with piston too much.
I do marvel at the pen's elegance and understated design. When screwed flush with the pen, I can only see the seam with the piston when I'm looking at the pen "just so." Whether posted or not, the weight and balance seem good and it's comfortable in the hand. The tines are aligned, but the much cheered smoothness of the nib is eluding me for some reason. I'm holding it correctly and have only used Lamy or Iroshizuku ink. But the Pilot Metropolitan - fine nib seems about equivalent in terms of smoothness and the medium nibbed Metropolitan seems smoother (ink and paper are constant).
I'm reluctant to send it for "warranty" work if the EF nib is working as it should, but it doesn't seem to be living up to the awesome smoothness I was anticipating. I'm trying to give it a fair shot and break it in properly as suggested by @cca310. It's more comfortable to hold than the Metropolitan, but overall, it's not $90 better. Any thoughts?
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Dec 25, 2014
Seaskimmer
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Dec 25, 2014
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An EF nib is going to give more feedback since the tip is much 'sharper' than a M.
There's a difference between a scratchy nib and one that has feedback though. If the tines are misaligned, the nib will be scratchy and you might notice it picking up paper fibres.
Check with a loupe that the tines are aligned first. If that's fine, you could try smoothing it on 12000 grit micromesh.
Another point to consider is that the 2k nib often has a small sweet spot compared to other nibs.
Dec 25, 2014
argross
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Dec 26, 2014
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Hi there...I just ordered...did the pen come to you in a Lamy Box cheers from Oz
Dec 26, 2014
GonzoTGreat
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Dec 27, 2014
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@Seaskimmer, thanks for the suggestions. The tines are aligned (I've checked, rechecked, scrutinized and inspected). I've noticed it does have a "sweet-spot" - so I'm guessing it just has more "feedback" that I would like (tom-ay-to, tom-ah-to).
I am certainly *not* going to try to smooth this nib myself. I'm not even going think about it. I guess I'll it a few more weeks and, if my subjective experience doesn't change, figure what my next step is then. I guess I could 1. send it to Lamy, 2. send it to a nib-meister, 3. put it up for BST on one of the fora (forums?) out there.
Thanks again for the advice.
Dec 27, 2014
Vamino
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Jan 17, 2015
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Hey. I know it's been a while, but I was just watching the latest Goulet Pens Q&A and this question came up (hell, maybe it was even you that submitted it!) and it made me think of you. So if you haven't sorted your pen out for a replacement somewhere, this might help you a bit.
Jan 17, 2015
cca310
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Feb 21, 2015
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Update?
Feb 21, 2015
GonzoTGreat
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Feb 21, 2015
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Keeping it. For now, the positives outweigh the negatives. I might get a nibmeister to work on it or sell it on one of the boards down the road.
Feb 21, 2015
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