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BulPens: Old Project, check out the relaunch

We are relaunching this project, so please check out the updates tab for a link to the new page.

BulPens: Old Project, check out the relaunch

We are relaunching this project, so please check out the updates tab for a link to the new page.

$760
pledged of $1,600pledged of $1,600 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 26 2013 5:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

My name is Barret Galauner, I am Paul's partner for this project, and I've always believed that craftsmanship is something to be admired. So even though I've never shot a gun nor do I drink alcohol, I still admire the craftsmanship that goes into both bullets and liquor. I would feel guilty about admiring such dangerous things, but luckily Paul and I have found a way to make bullets and liquor into wholesome everyday objects. We are taking the amazingly patient oak barrels used to age whisky and we are combining them with the metal beauty of bullets in order to make pens.

That's right, we are bringing the craftsmanship of brewing and bullet making into your hands. All you have to do is pre-order one of these amazing pens listed below or in the green rewards section.

Quality Not Quantity

Can you trust that we will deliver you a quality pen? If you’re not sure the answer is yes, then please read the following story:

Once upon a time pen projects on kickstarter.com were simple and limited. Every day, new projects would appear that offered few customization options. One day two college students named Barret and Paul decided to make a kickstarter project called Wooden Writers: Custom Pens and Styluses (Tinyurl.com/woodenw). Because of that, there was now a project on kickstarter dedicated toward providing lots of customization options for wooden pens. Because of that, over 30 different people happily received their own personal Wooden Writer. Until finally, Barret and Paul realized they could make kickstarters like BulPens that try to change people lives.

As you can see, this is not our first pen kickstarter project. Indeed several of our previous backers have joined up to help this project as well. We believe in providing you a quality reward, and if there are any issues then we are more than willing to try and work them out.

Sometimes simpler is better, and so we are trying to simplify the kickstarter process. The first step is where you would pledge money for a specific pen reward/pre-order. Then once the project deadline is reached, and we have raised enough money, then you will be charged for your pre-order. After that, we will send you a survey that will be used to fulfill your pre-order. We then use that information to make your pen. Finally, we should be ready to ship out all the completed pens by Christmas 2013. 

  • Jack Daniel's [Default Option]
  • Jim Beam
  • Maker's Mark
  • Wild Turkey
Corked Glass Bottle full of Assorted Whisky Barrel Sawdust
Corked Glass Bottle full of Assorted Whisky Barrel Sawdust
Mini-Bullet Twist Pen with Jack Daniel's Wood, Copper Hardware, and a Smooth Unpolished Finsih
Mini-Bullet Twist Pen with Jack Daniel's Wood, Copper Hardware, and a Smooth Unpolished Finsih
50 Caliber Bullet Tiwst Pen with Jack Daniel's Wood and a Smooth Polished Finish
50 Caliber Bullet Tiwst Pen with Jack Daniel's Wood and a Smooth Polished Finish
30 Caliber Bullet Click Pen with Maker's Mark Wood, Chrome Hardware, and a Smooth Polished Finish
30 Caliber Bullet Click Pen with Maker's Mark Wood, Chrome Hardware, and a Smooth Polished Finish
Magnum Bullet Twist Pen with Jack Daniel's Wood, Gold Hardware and a Smooth Polished Finish
Magnum Bullet Twist Pen with Jack Daniel's Wood, Gold Hardware and a Smooth Polished Finish
Uncapped Rollerball Bullet Pen with Gunmetal Hardware, Jim Beam Wood Body, Rough Unpolished Finish and a Smooth Polished Walnut Cap
Uncapped Rollerball Bullet Pen with Gunmetal Hardware, Jim Beam Wood Body, Rough Unpolished Finish and a Smooth Polished Walnut Cap
Walnut Wood Shotgun Shell Cap with a Smooth Polished Finish and a Gunmetal Shotgun clip
Walnut Wood Shotgun Shell Cap with a Smooth Polished Finish and a Gunmetal Shotgun clip
Capped
Capped
Uncapped Fountain Bullet Pen with Gold Hardware, Wild Turkey Wood Body, a Smooth Polished Finish, and a Smooth Polished Walnut Cap
Uncapped Fountain Bullet Pen with Gold Hardware, Wild Turkey Wood Body, a Smooth Polished Finish, and a Smooth Polished Walnut Cap
Walnut Wood Shotgun Shell Cap with a Smooth Polished Finish and a Gold Shotgun clip
Walnut Wood Shotgun Shell Cap with a Smooth Polished Finish and a Gold Shotgun clip
Capped
Capped
Uncapped
Uncapped
Comes with one disposable and one refillable ink cartridge.
Comes with one disposable and one refillable ink cartridge.

Hardware options only available for the:

  • Mini-Bullet
  • 30 Caliber
  • Magnum
  • Rollerball

Hardware options are:

  • Gold [Default Option]
  • Chrome
  • Gunmetal
  • Copper (Mini-Bullet Only)
  • Smooth Polished [Default Option]
  • Smooth unpolished
  • Rough polished
  • Rough unpolished
  • Unsanded polished
  • Unsanded unpolished

Risks and challenges

We believe in quality over quantity, and so if we have too many orders then there may be delays. We should be able to handle a lot of orders, but we will keep you posted on any problems or delays that may arise. There is also the slight risk of shipping delays or material delays, but that is unlikely considering we are giving ourselves two weeks just for shipping. And lastly there is a risk that you get something that you don't like, but we will try to help you if that happens.

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    --ATTENTION KICKSTARTER APP USERS: if you want to see pictures of these rewards, then please click the blue "read more" link that is located under the video. If you have any questions, then please contact me. (This $1 reward tier is merely a free piece of advice that I hope is useful to you)

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    --[BOTTLE OF WHISKY BARREL SAWDUST] Your shelves deserve to be filled with things of beauty and craftsmanship. These decorative bottles full of assorted whisky barrel oak sawdust definitely add a touch of character wherever they are placed. They also go great with our artisan pens, and you can have multiple rewards by including the extra reward price in your pledge price.

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    --[MINI-BULLET PEN] Do you wish to enjoy quality workmanship on the go? Then this pen is the perfect pocket pal for you or someone you care about. It’s short and stubby with a nice flowing look to it. You also get to choose its finish, hardware, and what whisky oak barrel wood (Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, and Wild Turkey) is used to make the pen along with a certificate of the wood’s authenticity.

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    --[50 CALIBER BULLET PEN] Sometimes you want a little more raw power in your life, and a 50 caliber bullet is the perfect symbol of such power. And so imagine this bullet as a pen made with a real brass cartridge, gold tip, and the top “bullet” part made of your choice of certified whisky barrel oak wood (Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, or Wild Turkey) with your choice of finish.

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    --[30 CALIBER BULLET CLICK PEN] Have you ever wanted a good honest reason to hold a sleek 30 caliber bullet in your hand? This pen allows you to do that while being made with your choice of replica bullet hardware, finish, and authentic whisky barrel wood (Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, or Wild Turkey). And don’t forget that this beauty is a click pen which gives it some extra flair

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    --[MAGNUM BULLET PEN] When a 30 caliber is too little, and a 50 caliber is too much, then you are looking for the Magnum Bullet Pen. Perhaps you’ll be reminded of dirty Harry when you wield this pen made with custom finish, replica hardware, and authentic whisky barrel oak wood of your choice (Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Maker’s Mark or Wild Turkey). If you pre-order this pen, you might just feel lucky.

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    --[OVER/UNDER ROLLERBALL PEN] We believe that quality work deserves quality tools and we’ve heard stories of how people choose water based ink rollerball pens over ball point pens when dealing with large amounts of paperwork, so we are offering a rollerball pen with some rugged flair. This pen has a walnut wood shotgun shell cap with a clip in the shape of a shotgun, a body with the look of a 30 caliber copper tipped bullet made with your choice of replica hardware, finish, and authentic whisky oak wood (Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Maker’s Mark, or Wild Turkey).

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    --[OVER/UNDER FOUNTAIN PEN] In the world of writing, the fountain pen is the symbol for craftsmanship. This pen continues this fine tradition by combining a walnut wood shotgun shell cap with a gold plated shotgun shaped clip, a main body made of gold plated hardware and your choice of whisky barrel oak shaped like a 30 cal. bullet with your choice of finish, and both a throwaway and refillable ink cartridge.

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