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Thread: What Pens(s) Are You Waiting For?

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    Default Re: What Pens(s) Are You Waiting For?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruyi View Post
    How long has everyone waited for their pens?

    Back in May 2013, I fell in love with the Edison Mina model for its subtle curves and sleek lines. At that time, Ernest Shin of Hakumin Urushi Hobo was taking custom orders, so I commissioned him for a custom maki-e version of the pen with lotus and cloud designs. Real life and other matters have happened in between, but long story short:

    It is currently April 2019 I am still waiting for my custom Edison Lotus Mina. Last I heard, Ernest was going to redo the maki-e for the lotuses. I know he has long wait times, but 6 years sure is a lot...
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    Default Re: What Pens(s) Are You Waiting For?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruyi View Post
    How long has everyone waited for their pens?

    Back in May 2013, I fell in love with the Edison Mina model for its subtle curves and sleek lines. At that time, Ernest Shin of Hakumin Urushi Hobo was taking custom orders, so I commissioned him for a custom maki-e version of the pen with lotus and cloud designs. Real life and other matters have happened in between, but long story short:

    It is currently April 2019 I am still waiting for my custom Edison Lotus Mina. Last I heard, Ernest was going to redo the maki-e for the lotuses. I know he has long wait times, but 6 years sure is a lot...
    Who's got the money?

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    Default Re: What Pens(s) Are You Waiting For?

    @Lloyd @FredRydr

    I paid for the pen back in 2013 as well. I've recently gotten in touch with Ernest and Brian Gray both (as the Mina is an Edison Pens model); things are progressing, albeit slower than I expected. I don't blame Ernest as I commissioned a rather intricate design in terms of maki-e. It will be beautiful once it's done, and I look forward to reviewing it...in earnest.

    EDIT: OH no...pings don't work on forums like they do on twitter...
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    Default Re: What Pens(s) Are You Waiting For?

    Two of three on the way:

    "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life"?óMary Oliver

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