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Namiki Pens

About Namiki

Country: Japan

Namiki fine pens are skillfully crafted by Japanese artisans. Each pen is made with the highest quality materials for superior quality writing instruments. Namiki introduced Maki-e lacquering which is an technique of drawing multi-layer patterns on the cap and barrel using urushi(sap from Japanese lacquer trees). Not only are Namiki writing instruments beautiful they are designed for use. With precision nibs and superior inks Namiki is an industry leader.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Namiki pens and writing instruments.
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Namiki Reviews

Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(15ml) 3 Pack
I enjoy using Iroshizuku inks. I've eyed these sets of three small bottles for quite some time, and recently purchased a set for a gift. These are lovely little bottles of beautiful inks. The purple and dark blue are both beautiful deep colors. The green is pretty, too, but is much lighter in color. I've since ordered a single small bottle of the Asa-gao (blue) for myself. In my experience, Iroshizuku inks perform extremely well and the bottles are a delight to behold. They are relatively expensive inks, but worth it in my opinion. (A bottle of ink lasts a long time!) I have a large full-size bottle of Kon-peki, which is probably my favorite ink.
June K
Newnan, GA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
Nice classic design with good weight and balance. I ordered a Medium nib, but in retrospect, I would have ordered a Broad nib only because I like a heavier line with the possibility of line variations. The actual writing is very smooth and the ink flow is consistent...it feels comfortable to write with this pen.
Stephen
Torrance, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Standard Bottled Ink(60ml)
The blue is a modest blue - not sensational. It is somewhat water resistant but not for water colorists, I think. I have a couple pens that need the flow characteristics.
Alan D
Asheville, NC
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
This pen is fantastic. It writes smoothly and looks refined.
Sal
NORTH JACKSON, OH
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
Had been contemplating this semi-flex (Soft Fine) pen for some time so gave it to myself as a birthday present. Wife said mail to her so she could wrap it. Surprise! Comes in an attractive black thin cardboard clear window flip-top box and outer sleeve. Pen is light and looks like a Mont Blanc until looking at the end of the cap and no white star. Section is smooth slightly tapered. It fits comfortably and stays in position in the hand when writing. Nib has modest flex to "M" width which comes with easy pressure I had to get used to from generally using a firm nib. Ink flows (Pilot black) readily with just the weight of the pen and no pressure. Pen posts if desired (I don't). Does not write with nib inverted as some like (not me). Everything great until after screwing on cap 4-5 times it began to bind and got worse each successive time. Not good or expected with a Pilot. Called Ron at Pen Chalet who kindly sent USPS postage mailer stamp and recommended send to Pilot in Florida. I included an accompanying explanatory letter. A week later pen returned with a no charge new body and perfect function, which continues. Apparently loose piece of debris caught in threads. Knocked rating down one star for product quality, but really more production/QC issue. But makes a good story. Thank you Pen Chalet and Pilot for excellent service--and a nice pen!!
Richard
Red Oak, IA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(15ml) 3 Pack
I didn't know these 3 inks come with such a Nordic / Japanese packaging - How elegant and delightful! And ofcoz the Iroshizuku inks are up to their reputation: beautiful colours and well lubricated. I wasn't tempted by the famous Kon Peki before, but after trying it via this package I can't wait to get a full bottle! I hope there are more combination of 3 packs coming!
Man Chun
St Kilda, VIC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
This pen is a winner. I bought the red version, and I love it.

The nib is smooth out of the box, and it might be my imagination, but it's a touch more smooth than my Waterman Carene....

Chose the Medium nib from the "conventional wisdom" that Japanese brands have thinner lines. I don't see it. It looks like a very medium line to me.

The soft nib adds just a touch of variation. Subtle, but pressing a touch harder produces a noticeably thicker, darker line. I heartily approve of this writing nib.

The price for a gold nib pen is remarkable. It's worth buying on that feature alone! Some brands sell their gold nibs for the total cost of the pen!

One gripe - compared to my Franklin-Christoph Model 03 - it seems a bit less ergonomic. It's smaller and I can feel the cap threads against my finger as I write. I haven't written for a great length of time (over 45 minutes) yet so I don't know if it'll be a problem.
I have medium size hands for a man, in some brands I wear a medium glove, so the size might be an issue for men (or women!) who need Large size gloves.

Posted - the cap doesn't feel as secure as the Waterman or FC listed above, but it's doable. I don't post this pen.

Haven't had an issue with the proprietary converter yet. But not using the international standard is a bummer. Not a completely bad thing though.

Overall - I want another one of these. Eyeballing the black/gold version. Highly recommended for men/women with medium/small large hands.
Michael
Anchorage, AK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(50ml)
Wow! This blue is amazing! Absolutely love the color...
Packaging is definitely premium as well. I am very impressed with the packaging and the bottle look. Everything seems to be premium.

It flows fairly wet, and has a longer-than-I'm-used-to drying time.

The negatives - not waterproof at all. Smears easy. I'd wonder about its use in high-humidity. And I wonder how I'm going to fill the converter when the ink bottle is low.

For amazing color, without the need for waterproofing, I highly recommend this ink. I will purchase again.
Michael
Anchorage, AK
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Sterling Collection
I have purchased pens from Pen Chalet for years. Their selection is awesome and I have never had a problem with them or their products. I would recommend them to anybody looking for writing instruments or supplies !!
LAWRENCE E
KELLER, TX
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Nippon Art Collection
Purchased as a gift for college graduation. The presentation is beautiful. Pen is secured in a wooden box and placed a cardboard box with brand on the outside. The artwork is amazing.
Damien
Honolulu, HI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
This pen looks elegant & works more than an ordinary ink pen!
Kam Choi
KOWLOON BAY, NA
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Standard Bottled Ink(60ml)
This ink has great glide and writes well.
Jonathan
Lake Geneva, WI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(50ml)
Simply the best! I don't think I can add anymore onto what the Internet has to report.
Barry
Oxnard, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(50ml)
Bought to add to my growing ink collection whilst buying my Pilot 912FA. The price was £10 UK pounds sterling less from PenChalet than I could get it in the UK, so it was no contest to buy this from PenChalet. The bottle is a beautiful functional piece, quite heavy with a thick bottom and a 'V' in the centre so you can get at all the ink. I've watched several reviews about Iroshizuku ink on The Pen Habit, FP Geeks and SBRE Brown you tube channels and Yama Budo is very attractive to myself. I intend to use it in my Pilot 912 for personal journal entries and to write to friends confidant that it will cause comments when viewed.
In future purchases from PenChalet I will request other colours as this ink is quite expensive in the UK in my opinion.
Dealing with PenChalet was pleasant, personal and impressive.
Lez
WIGAN, LANCASHIRE
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Yukari Royale Collection
These are very very good writing instruments!
A real delight.
The best price you can find.
And a fast delivery.
Mario
St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
The Falcon is a flex, soft nib experience, and it has a 14k nib. It is enjoyable to use and recommended for those people who would like this type of fountain pen. The best part of the transaction is the service from Pen Chalet! Fast response to inquiries, fast shipping from the time the order is placed, favorable pricing, and more!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
I love the Pilot Namiki Falcon in Black resin/Rhodium trim with a fine nib! I bought this pen based on reviews online and it did not disappoint one bit! The look of this pen is classy and elegant without being posh. This pen blends in anywhere! I can easily bring it to a board meeting or use it at home to write in my journal, or use it at a training class to show off some writing skills. The sound of the nib when writing quickly on paper gives what I believe to be the proper pen writing sound and feedback feel. While I do own pens that cost twice as much the Pilot Namiki Falcon is just so much more fun and exciting to use!
Eduardo
Bolingbrook, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Yukari Royale Collection
Wonderful grail pen, at a super price and great service from Pen Chalet.
Birgit
Midland, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
The Falcon is a great pen at a reasonable price -- especially considering it has a gold nib. Falcon's are known for their semi-flex nibs - the nibs are fine for everyday writing and with a little additional pressure you will get a wonderful variation in line and beautiful shading with most inks.
Laurie
Callicoon, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(50ml)
I purchased the Asa Gao (Morning Glory) and the color stands out nicely on Clairefontaine and Rhoda paper. The ink has a very classy purple-blue tint that is attractive to the eye and dries well. The ink performs evenly and smoothly in every pen I have tested it in.
One of my top 3 favorite inks.
David
Salida, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
One of the best FPs with soft nibs out there; the other being Platinum 3776 series. EF nib is very very good for those that write small and/or like thinner variable thickness lines. I bought red version and use it for both writing and sketching/drawing with (currently Platinum Carbon ink--but have to find another waterproof ink that does not show through on most papers).
Dzevad
Brooklyn, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
Fantastic Fountain Pen !!!
Grazyna
Katy, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
I purchased a Falcon fountain pen with XF nib. This is an excellent pen in all respects. The nib has a great feel and writes with clean precision. I find the nib flex, while not identical to a dip pen, say, with a G nib, to produce sufficient line variation to write in a copperplate style. The result achieved will in my opinion vary with the skill of the writer, and less so by any limitation of this unique writing instrument. The pen is lightweight and well balanced. I will use this pen for letter writing and calligraphy, and am very pleased with the purchase.
Gregory
Rapid City, SD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
Comfortable to hold, smooth writing, and a great pen for sketching. I own two, a red one and a black, both fine point. I use a red ink in one and brown in the other so I can easily switch between them.
Vincent
Dawsonville, GA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
I got my Pilot Falcon in Soft Fine and with Rhodium Trim. I really enjoyed writing with it! It is very precise and has a little flexibility in the nib - a joy to use. Craftsmanship is excellent as expected and a great value.
David
Arcadia, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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