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Premium fountain pens with true values of Japanese traditional arts. Excellent materials & craftsmanship without luxury markups.
Premium fountain pens with true values of Japanese traditional arts. Excellent materials & craftsmanship without luxury markups.
Premium fountain pens with true values of Japanese traditional arts. Excellent materials & craftsmanship without luxury markups.
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745 backers pledged ¥32,746,309 to help bring this project to life.

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Dream Pen 夢万年筆: True Ebonite Fountain Pens with Japanese Art

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Read more about Dream Pen project in: Japanese (日本語), Italian (Italiano), Spanish (Español) or Korean (한국어).

Reviews

All of the reviews below are honest opinions from trusted and experienced fountain pen bloggers. NO compensation in any form has been given to our reviewers.
It is simply that we share the same interest of one thing. Fountain pen. You also love fountain pen, don't you?

Albert and Nick from Luxevulpennen: “The Wancher Dream Fountain Pen writes excellent. We have a pen with a Jowo nib from Germany. You will not hear any complaints about these nib from us.”

Ana from The Well-Appointed Desk: “If you've never held an urushi pen in your hand before, the Wancher True Urushi fountain pen is a wonderful specimen of urushi work. It is priced to be within the reach of most fountain pen collectors (I think) for what it is.”

Azizah and Stephen from Gourmet Pens and Sbrebrown: “If you’re a fan of minimal designs in a pen, this pen might attract your attention. I absolutely love the shape and the glowing color.”

Brad from Pen Addict: “What Wancher is trying to do with this project is to bring back the artistry around urushi pens. As with many once in demand skills and trades, the demand for labor and time intensive tasks has shrunk in our modern world. Anything we can do to help continue these valuable traditions I’m all for supporting.”

David from Figboot on Pens (Youtube): "I like the way it looks, and I like the way it performs."

Dries from The Pencil Case Blog: "If you want to get into urushi pens but don't feel like dropping big $$$ for it, The Dream Pen might very well be the way to go! I sincerely can't say enough positive things about it, if Wancher can make their promises true and deliver a product as good as the prototype I have in my hands right now, this can become a game changer for the Urushi fountain pen industry... especially if they can keep those prices low."

Ed from Edjelley: "I have to admit, Wancher pens weren't really on my radar before. They definitely are now. I think the pen that they've released is an excellent example of a urushi pen that's well made, comfortable to write with, and beautiful to look at and hold."

Joe from The Gentleman Stationer: The construction and the build on the Dream Pen are high-quality. The spring-loaded cap was a surprise, and creates a very secure closure. I could not locate a single flaw in the Urushi finish. The pen feels great in the hand and is very well-balanced.

Maybelline from On Fountain Pens: “This is my first urushi pen and I really love how light and smooth it is. As a “dream pen”, I feel it is quite fitting to the name, as it fulfils my dream of having an urushi pen for myself!.”

Mike from The Clicky Post: "Wancher set out to create a beautiful urushi pen that was more reasonably priced and I would say they've succeeded in doing so if the fit and finish of the production models are anything like the prototype."

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Step 1: Check the reward table above and choose one reward
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Step 3: Click the pledge (same with the reward you want)
Step 4: Input the total amount (plus more add-ons or more pens as you want)
Step 5: Sign in Kickstarter account or Continue as Guest. Then input your payment information.
Step 6: Finally, click [Pledge]
Step 7: Sit down and wait for the survey from us (about shipping address, pen body color, nib material, nib color, nib size, upgrades or add-ons)

  

 

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Contact us

You can reach us by any of these following methods:

1. Click FAQ, then choose “Ask a question” to contact us

2. Back our campaign and leave a comment in Comment section

3. Contact by email at info@wancher.com

4. Visit our store: www.wancherpen.com

5. Contact us (chat or call) to our Facebook Messenger (click the button below)

 

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Risks and challenges

We are fully aware of the complexity of our project and we know there are always foreseen issues.
However, if you pledge to our project, please do it with confidence.
We have anticipated potential risks and and planned for production and delivery, even in case we exceed our project funding goal significantly.

We work with very skillful craftsmen and professional suppliers. We do not anticipate delays to our timeline. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens (such as weather condition affects the speed of Urushi application), we make sure to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge ¥19,500 or more About $178

    1x True Ebonite - SUPER EARLY BIRD +Gift

    About US$175
    Save 30% off est retail price (US$250)

    1x The True Ebonite Fountain Pen + Gift (5 extra ink cartridges)
    • Nib material: Gold plated Stainless Steel nib or Stainless Steel nib
    • Upgrade to 14K or 18K Gold nib: Total pledge = 30,500 JPY (About US$275)

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    • Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    • Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for nib material, nib color, nib size, upgrades and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥19,500 or more About $178

    1x True Ebonite - SUPER EARLY BIRD

    About US$175
    Save 30% off est retail price (US$250)

    1x The True Ebonite Fountain Pen
    • Nib material: Gold plated Stainless Steel nib or Stainless Steel nib
    • Upgrade to 14K or 18K Gold nib: Total pledge = 30,500 JPY (About US$275)

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    • Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    • Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for nib material, nib color, nib size, upgrades and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥20,600 or more About $188

    1x True Ebonite - EARLY BIRD

    About US$185
    Save 26% off est retail price (US$250)

    1x The True Ebonite Fountain Pen
    • Nib material: Gold plated Stainless Steel nib or Stainless Steel nib
    • Upgrade to 14K or 18K Gold nib: Total pledge = 31,600 JPY (About US$285)

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    • Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    • Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for nib material, nib color, nib size, upgrades and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥38,600 or more About $352

    2x True Ebonite SUPER EARLY BIRD + Gift

    About US$349
    Save 30% off est retail price (US$500)

    2x The True Ebonite Fountain Pen + Special Gift (a Luxury Leather Pen Collector's Case US$85 value)

    • Nib material: Gold plated Stainless Steel nib or Stainless Steel nib
    • Upgrade to 14K or 18K Gold nib:
    For 1 pen: Total pledge = 49,600 JPY (About US$449)
    For 2 pens: Total pledge = 60,600 JPY (About US$549)

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    • Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    • Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for nib material, nib color, nib size, upgrades or add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥38,700 or more About $353

    1x True Urushi - SUPER EARLY BIRD + Gift

    About US$350
    Save 23% off est retail price (US$450)

    1x The True Urushi Fountain Pen + Gift (5 extra ink cartridges)
    • Color: Urushi Black, Urushi Red, Urushi Blue, Tamenuri Red
    • Nib material: 14K or 18K Gold

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    - Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    - Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for body color, nib material, nib color, nib size and add-ons.

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  6. Select this reward

    Pledge ¥38,700 or more About $353

    1x True Urushi - SUPER EARLY BIRD

    About US$350
    Save 23% off est retail price (US$450)

    1x The True Urushi Fountain Pen
    • Color: Urushi Black, Urushi Red, Urushi Blue, Tamenuri Red, New Add-on color
    • Nib material: 14K or 18K Gold

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    - Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    - Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for body color, nib material, nib color, nib size and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥42,600 or more About $389

    1x True Urushi - EARLY BIRD

    About US$385
    Save 15% off est retail price (US$450)

    1x The True Urushi Fountain Pen
    • Color: Black, Red, Blue, Tamenuri Red (Akatame)
    • Nib material: 14K or 18K Gold

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    - Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    - Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for body color, nib material, nib color, nib size and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥63,200 or more About $577

    1 True Urushi + 1 True Ebonite EARLYBIRD

    About US$570
    Save 21% off est. retail price (US$700)

    True Urushi Gold + True Ebonite Stainless Steel = 63,200 JPY
    True Urushi Gold + True Ebonite Gold = 74,200 JPY

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    • Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    • Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify shipping address and selections for nib material, nib color, nib size, upgrades and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥77,300 or more About $706

    2x True Urushi - SUPER EARLY BIRD + Gift

    About US$699
    Save 23% off est retail price (US$900)

    2x The True Urushi Fountain Pen + Special Gift (a Luxury Leather Pen Collector's Case US$85 value)

    • Color: Black, Red, Blue, Tamenuri Red (Akatame)
    • Nib material: 14K or 18K Gold

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    - Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    - Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for body color, nib material, nib color, nib size and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥85,200 or more About $778

    2x True Urushi - EARLY BIRD

    About US$770
    Save 15% off est. retail price (US$900)

    • Color: Urushi Black, Urushi Red, Urushi Blue, Tamenuri Red, New Add-on color
    • Nib material: 14K or 18K Gold

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    - Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    - Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify shipping address and selections for nib material, nib color, nib size, upgrades and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥110,700 or more About $1,011

    1x True Maki-e - SUPER EARLY BIRD + Gift

    About US$1000
    Save 33% off est retail price (US$1500)

    1x The True Maki-e Fountain Pen + Gift (5 extra ink cartridges)
    • Nib material: 14K or 18K Gold

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    - Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    - Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for nib material, nib color, nib size and add-ons.

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    Pledge ¥121,500 or more About $1,109

    1x True Maki-e - EARLY BIRD

    About US$1100
    Save 27% off est retail price (US$1500)

    1x The True Maki-e Fountain Pen
    • Nib material: 14K or 18K Gold

    Add-ons: Add the amount below to your pledge
    - Pen Pillow: + 2,200 JPY (approx. US$20)
    - Roll Stopper: + 3,300 JPY (approx. US$30)

    You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections for nib material, nib color, nib size and add-ons.

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Funding period

- (34 days)