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Offline dudeship

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Our THOK metal artisan collab has been finalized!



It will be sold with our actual GB so you can pick it up from the vendors listed in the original post.

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Our THOK metal artisan collab has been finalized!

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It will be sold with our actual GB so you can pick it up from the vendors listed in the original post.

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That is *really* nice.

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Coiled Cable Collaboration - Cablemod.com
Excited to show off these photos of the amazing custom coiled cables by Cablemod, our official cable collab partner for KAT Great Wave who we worked closely with on coming up with these two gorgeous colourways:









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For the radiance/light colorway, is the light color more of a white or greyish color? The image shown is a white color, but when I click on the image for the magnified view a grey version pops up instead.
It's more very light-gray? I'm not going for bleach white (I think it would be too harsh on the eyes), but will aim to get prototype photo/samples if possible. If you want the CYMK Hexcode value, I can DM you that.


Seems like my eyes are playing tricks on me with the shift between black and white backgrounds lol. I do think that making it a really light gray or a warm white is the move. Too grey and it looks dull, at least to me.

We're currently still aiming for a GB date start for 21st June!
US vendor & CA vendor have submitted their retail pricing, and the other vendors should be following suit with finalising their kit pricing soon, which we hope to reveal over the next few days.
For now, I can say that for:
USA: the base kit will be $99 USD at Vala.Supply
Canada: the base kit will be $126 CAD at DeskHero

THOK x Great Wave artisan collab: $43 USD RRP
Cablemod x Great Wave custom coiled cable collab: $79.90 USD RRP

Zion Studios has jumped on board to be the Philippines regional vendor, and Greenfield as the South Korean regional vendor



Renders of kits have been updated to match production file:


Kent˘ (Kits)
- Registration marks carved into each woodblock so that the paper can be properly aligned on each woodblock during printing -

※ [Base Kit] - Aizuri-e (藍摺絵)

Alphas

※ [Latin] - Berlin Blue
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※ [Hiragana sublegends] - Hokusai (北斎)
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※ [Katakana sublegends] - Ōnami (大波)
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※ [Katakana] - Kanagawa (神奈川)
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※ [Colemak+Mod-DH] - Coastal
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Colemak Mod-DH for ANSI, ISO and matrix-like keyboards, including wide configurations and DHk has been catered for too

Modifiers

※ [Icon] - Spray
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※ [Text] - Swell
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※ [Japanese] - Umi (海) [Sea]
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â-Row

※ [Standard] - Foam
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※ [Kanji] - Fuji
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Number Pad

※ [Arabic /Gradient] - Shoreline
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※ [Arabic + Kanji /Gradient] - Nami
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※ [Kanji /Gradient] - Soroban
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※ [Arabic + Kanji /White] - Froth
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※ [Arabic /Blue] - Thirty-six Views
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※ [Arabic + Kanji /Blue] - Depths
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Add-Ons

※ [Novelties] - Ukiyo-e (浮世絵)
- 'pictures of the floating world'; art produced in Japan in the 16th-19th century. Ukiyo was originally a Buddhist phrase meaning 'the floating world' used to explain that human life passed quickly, and later became used to describe the pleasures of life -
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※ [Novelties] - Mons
Essentially serves the purposes of 'Blanks' for supplementing Orthos, and XT-layouts (side F-row columns)

※ [Seigaiha Novelties] - Seigaiha (青海波)
- 'blue sea and waves'; a pattern of layered concentric circles creating arches, symbolic of waves of the open sea and representing surges of good luck. Stemming from the 6th Century, and used on ancient maps and, this motif is prolific in Japanese print


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Do note that for PBT dyesub this is technically possible, as seen by KAM 80s After Dark sample (https://i.imgur.com/Rm0xkPU.jpeg) by the same manufacturer

※ [Spacebars] - Sandbar
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※ [Mac] - Ringo
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Alt Modifiers

※ [Ortho + 40s] - Oshiokuri-bune
Icon
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Japanese Text
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※ [Ergo] - Edo
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Alt Language Kits

※ [Nordic] - Ăgir
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※ [German] - Die gro▀e Welle
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※ [Spanish] - La Gran Ola
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※ [French] - La Grande Vague
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※ [JIS - Latin Alphas + Mods] - Katsushika (葛飾)
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There are two images for the Seigaiha novelties kit, which one will be the final? I much prefer the second one.

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Those deskmats are fire

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holy ****, this set
im going to be so broke
i want more than i could use

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Artkey Universe x KAT Great Wave Collab
Check out these amazing artisans by Artkeyuniverse.com






The raffle for 3 of the sculpts is live right now (ends in less than 3 hours), and the raffle for Porcus and Voidwalker will occur on Saturday!




There are two images for the Seigaiha novelties kit, which one will be the final? I much prefer the second one.
The 2D image is the goal. The render is currently a work in progress, it's a big tricky to render the wrap of the seigaiha pattern over the front and side faces, but we're giving it another go.

Those deskmats are fire
Thanks! <3

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In the new "Berlin Blue" kit, some of the UK ISO keys are the wrong colour, these keys should be the same deep blue of the leftmost keys:


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Asero Foundry Metal Artisan Collaboration - Koi
Aluminum with blue cerakote and laser engraving



In the new "Berlin Blue" kit, some of the UK ISO keys are the wrong colour, these keys should be the same deep blue of the leftmost keys:
Thanks, we forgot to recolor some of the additional keys for ISO in the alpha kit renders. It's now been rectified (https://i.imgur.com/ElohnSy.jpg).

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dang those artkey artisans are sick

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Thank you for consider the spanish speaking community!

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I'm so in love with all of this. Absolutely nabbing that koi deskmat.

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Minor updates as we start to move towards the GB date start of 21st June 2021.

Current pricing from majority of vendors: Screenshot

Base kit for $99 USD in NA!
Kindly note that though the base kit has F-row, iso and split spacebar support, it doesn't have the extra F row keys for the gradient to suit layouts with F13, or a non-exploded F-Row. Some of the less common shift keys (namely 1u, 1.5u, and 2.0u) are missing compared to the regular mod only kits. Furthermore the ISO compatibility is only generic/terminal, thus if you want correct punctuation legends you won't find it there in that base kit.


We've managed to finally update and improve the kit renders of the Ukiyo and Seigaiha novelty kits.

Ryu deskmat has been updated. As has the original artwork deskmat image. Interestingly, the original artwork interestingly took a lot of time to prepare, as there was nothing online that existed at high enough resolution at the appropriate scale/dimension to fit the 900mm x 400mm canvas (just using the original image led to stretching).
We will do more orders/samples of protos of these mats to make sure they're as good as we can get it. The other mats which we have already received protos for look excellent, so I have lots of confidence in the deskmat manufacturer.

Thank you for consider the spanish speaking community!
No problems!
dang those artkey artisans are sick
I know right? They really outdid themselves.
I'm so in love with all of this. Absolutely nabbing that koi deskmat.
Thank you <3
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Katakana Sublegend Alphas, Text Modifiers, Latin F-Row and Novelties

Katakana Alphas, Icon Modifiers, Kanji Gradient Numpad and Novelties

Hirigana Sublegend Alphas and Japanese Modifiers

Latin Alphas and Icon Modifiers

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NA Vendor site listing is now live: https://vala.supply/products/kat-great-wave

Other regions:
OCE (Australia/NZ) Vendor DailyClack :
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

SG/SEA Vendor Hex Keyboards:
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

PH Vendor Zion.Studios:
https://zionstudios.ph/product/groupbuy-kat-great-wave/


Official Custom Coiled Cable collab with CableMod is also live:
https://store.cablemod.com/product/pro-keyboard-cable-kgw-se/





We will be locking thread as soon as the final vendors officially list their store links (so we can edit our first post with the relevant links), and then move to having further updates on the GB thread soon

We're super stoked to have this set reach this stage.
This was the first keycap set Dudeship and I started designing in mid-2020, and we didn't anticipate it would take this long, but nor did we expect it to reach this level of coverage and design. Kitting, novelties, deskmats and renders all took many long nights and many things were learnt (so much kitting...).
These were our humble beginnings: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/iawoah/the_great_wave_off_kanagawa_%E7%A5%9E%E5%A5%88%E5%B7%9D%E6%B2%96%E6%B5%AA%E8%A3%8F_concept_keycap/
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108136.0

Thanks again to all who have helped given us encouragement, feedback and advice that has shaped the set to where it is today.
Particular shout outs go to Kidviddy (JP translations), Oli (vectors), NoPunin10ded (language kitting), Dr Higsby/Mat (40s kit), Swishy (beginning advice) & Chase (conception).

Stay wavy,
BobaSweatandTears and Dudeship
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Prototypist the UK vendor store page is now live:
https://prototypist.net/collections/live-group-buys/products/group-buy-kat-great-wave

Candykeys for EU should go up later tonight:
https://candykeys.com/group-buys/kat-great-wave / https://candykeys.com/product/great-wave-deskmats

Also not sure if the Korean community actually uses Geekhack, but Studio Greenfield will be the South Korea vendor. Expect their listing to come up sometime later today (Edit: https://studiogreenfield.net/products/group-buy-kat-great-wave).

Links for remaining vendors will continue to be listed.


Also NA Vendor Vala Supply is running a large giveaway on Instagram, /r/mechmarket and their discord server for this set!
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