Thank you to every backer for helping us to reach our stretch goal!
In addition to the gel ink option, I will be offering the Schmidt Easyflow 9000 as a free option.
My name is Bill I am the woodworking behind https://www.etsy.com/shop/HoneyBeeWoodworking for those of you who have pledged on my previous Kickstarter campaigns you my know that I love history and incorporating history into my woodworking projects.
For my current project I am using ancient bog oak, these are trees that spend the last 4,000-6,000 years in swamps in England and have been around for some amazing historical events
About the wood:
Stonehenge Image Copyright: Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0 Bog Oak Image Copyright: Abudimir85 Stonehenge Image Copyright: Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0 Bog Oak Image Copyright: Abudimir85 Stonehenge = 4000-5000 years old
Ancient Bog Oak = 4000-6000 years old
Pretty crazy to think about an oak tree that was growing in somewhere in England around the same time that Stonehenge was being constructed. Most of these trees would have fallen and decayed, but lucky us some of these oak trees fell in the peat bogs and were preserved. And if it wasn't enough of a gift to have this wood available today, nature has also turned it a lovely dark color.
How it changes color:
Ancient bog oak represents an early stage of fossilization. The oak preserved by the acidic and aerobic conditions of the bog, while the tannins in the oak react with the acidic nature of the bog making the wood a very dark color over thousands of years. Fast forward another couple million years and it would turn into coal.
Why we are raising funds & stretch goals:
I am currently preparing for the Christmas season, and trying to build out inventory of my pens which can be quire costly, this Kickstarter campaign will allow be to have the pen inventory that I needs.
We will have three stretch goals, each introducing a new pen:
I have chosen some ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain pens for our rewards, I have some of the pens with gun metal hardware as I think it really creates a nice look with the dark colors of the ancient bog oak.
The most important think is that a pen writes nicely so all ballpoint pens you get to choose blue or black ink (plus if we hit our $5,000 stretch goal we will offer gel refills for free) Rollerballs come with a German made Schneider refill in black, and fountain pens come with a disposable ink cartridge and a refillable ink cartridge.
Note: All pens are made using ancient bog oak dated between 4,000-6,000 years old. Like all wood items color, grain, and look is controlled by nature. Color can vary from a brown to an almost black. Pens ship in a velvet pouch.
How do I pledge on multiple rewards?
1) Press the "manage your pledge" button above. If you have not yet pledged it will say "back this project"
2) Increase your pledge in the "Pledge Amount" box by the total of the pens you want to add.
3) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned.
The bolt action rifle pen uses a bolt action mechanism to retract the point, and has a rifle pen clip.
Comes in choice of 7 different finishes. Top picture order: black, gunmetal, come, gold, antique brass, antique copper, and antique pewter.
Note: at the end of the campaign we will send you a survey where you will be able to select which finish you want.
The bolt action tech pen as the option to screw on a stylus top or a non stylus top (includes both pieces)
Your choice of 4 finishes: chrome, gold, gunmetal, antique brass
Our shotgun rollerball uses 4,000-6,000 year old ancient bog oak for the cap which replicates a shotgun shell, and 50,000+ year old ancient kauri for the body of the pen.
The vertex fountain pen uses a magnetically attached cap that can post on either side.
The graduate fountain pen uses a magnetically attached cap that can be posted on either side.
Our shotgun fountain pen uses 4,000-6,000 year old ancient bog oak for the cap which replicates a shotgun shell, and 50,000+ year old ancient kauri for the body of the pen.
Risks and challenges
The project being very successful and shipping getting pushed back a little is always a concern. I have however been wood turning for a long time and quality will always be priority.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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