What a great start! You guys are so cool. We're almost 1/3 of the way to our goal in our first day!
We have almost 30 backers across 5 countries. This will let us plant 3 trees with the National Forest Foundation.
I may or may not have danced around my living room periodically stopping to refresh the kickstarter page for the bulk of the day yesterday...
Planning the party
Since it looks pretty promising that we will hit our goal, I'll go ahead and announce how we plan to celebrate. We'll be releasing a fountain pen! I'll make facebook and twitter posts right before it goes live, so keep your ears peeled. The first few will be at a big discount to thank everyone, and there will be ways to add it to your existing donation. We have a couple more designs we're finishing up prototypes for and we'll release them as we hit other project milestones.
In case you are wondering what the packaging looks like, here's a preview, just got the proofs back from our vendor. It's triangle-shaped and looks a bit like an envelope. The closure is magnetic and there is plenty of room for an insert describing the woods.
pledged of $9,000 goal
seconds to go
May 5, 2012 - Jun 4, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $8 or more
Our deepest gratitude and a hand-signed print of one of our first prototype design documents.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $20 or more
A great gift for a pen-lover. A rosewood and maple gift box and desk stand and a $20 credit for any pen in our collection.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
40 backers All gone!
We're deeply thankful for the support of the Kickstarter community. Our first backers can choose either the Troubadour or the Mogul at a substantial discount.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $60 or more
The TroubadourEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $65 or more
The MogulEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
The AficionadoEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $85 or more
5 backers All gone!
The Dignitary: Thank you for helping us reach our goal! We're releasing the Dignitary to celebrate and offering the first 5 at a major discount to say thank you!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $90 or more
The DynamoEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $105 or more
The DignitaryEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $140 or more
8 backers Limited (32 of 40 left)
Limited Edition: Aficionado Revolucion. Made with mahogany from the Cuban Revolution. Check the description on the left for the full version of this wood's interesting story.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $190 or more
8 backers Limited (7 of 15 left)
Custom commissioned pen. One of our craftsmen will personally interview you and create a pen with woods based on places and events that are meaningful to you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
The master collection. One of each of the Troubadour, Mogul, Aficionado, and Dynamo.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $270 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Two Aficionado Revolucion Limited Edition pens.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $375 or more
5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
The master collection and a Limited Edition Aficionado Revolucion.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $475 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
The master collection, a Limited Edition Aficionado Revolucion, and a year of pre-market access to our limited editions. We will release at least 4 more limited editions with historical woods this year and you will have the opportunity to purchase them before they are introduced to the public.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $750 or more
Corporate gift package. 10 Dynamo pens with custom-printed package inserts for your brand.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Honorary family membership, complete with Christmas dinner invitation (seriously) and a one-of-a kind master collection. All of the original prototypes for our line.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012