I know, I know you're thinking, "Jack, aren't you supposed to be figuring out how to make us some titanium clicky pens? Have you forgotten about us?" Right, sorry about that. I have not forgotten. More to the point, I wasn't planning on launching the titanium pen project until all the design and production bugs were sorted. Like the postman, our Ultimate Clicky Pen project delivered. Seeing how many other titanium projects had production issues and delays (understandably so, this stuff isn't nearly as forgiving to machine as aluminum) I wanted to make darned sure that if we launched another project we could once again deliver as promised.
So how is that working out you're wondering? Well, all the hard work is finally about to pay off... again. I bring you -drum roll please- the final assembled pre-production proofs of the Ultimate Titanium Clicky Pen.
Blasted Satin finish:
And the annoyingly difficult to achieve on a consistent basis... High-Polished finish:
So what does all this mean? It means that we now believe that we can manufacture these to the ridiculously high standards you've come to expect from us. Sure, sure it's not all sunshine and daisies; we need raw materials (quite a bit actually), a fresh supply of tungsten-carbide drill bits (we go through these like faster than Lindsey Lohan goes through defense attorneys) and machine time.
Bottom line is, give me a few weeks to get the logistics worked out (I am still testing a tumbled finish and looking into some other coating options) on what exactly we'd need to make this happen and we'll be launching the Ultimate Titanium Clicky Pen project on Kickstarter.
And yes... they really are that awesome.