* PLEASE NOTE * - ALL PLEDGE LEVEL REWARDS ARE FOR CARPE NOCTEM COINS. THE REWARD TITLES ARE CORRECT, BUT SOME OF THE DESCRIPTIONS SAY "CARPE DIEM" INSTEAD OF "CARPE NOCTEM". THIS CAMPAIGN AND ALL REWARDS ARE FOR THE NEW CARPE NOCTEM COIN. CARPE DIEM COINS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS ADD-ONS AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN.
Given the overwhelming success of my Carpe Diem EDC - Seize the Day! KickStarter campaign, I have designed a companion coin which follows the same theme of making the most of today because time is fleeting and tomorrow is uncertain. The new coin is somewhat "darker" and more macabre in its design, reminding the holder that time destroys all things (Tempus Edax Rerum), death conquers all (Mors Vincit Omnia), and it is how well you live that matters, not how long (Quam Bene Vivas Refert Non Quam Diu), with an instruction to go and Seize the Night!
PLEASE check out my Instagram feed @jwirth66 for additional photos of the sample Carpe Noctem Coins, as well as my Carpe Diem Coins, Tempus Fugit Curios, and Memento Mori Stones.
USE OF FUNDS
The funds from this campaign will be put towards the minimum order quantities required to professionally mint my new Carpe Noctem Coin design in four finishes.
CARPE NOCTEM COIN
Carpe Noctem Coins will be 39mm in diameter, and approximately 2.7mm thick (10 gauge). The coins will be minted in the USA, by America's oldest mint - founded in 1835. Fun fact - the mint I'm using is so cool, they minted the presidential campaign medals for Abraham Lincoln.
Carpe Noctem Coins will be available in the following materials and finishes:
- Antique Bronze Finish (Brass Alloy - Chemically Aged)
- Antique Silver Finish (Nickel-Silver - Chemically Aged)
- Solid Copper with Antique Finish
- .999 Fine Silver (approx. 1 ounce)
CARPE NOCTEM COIN IN .999 FINE SILVER:
The Carpe Diem Coins from my previous Kickstarter campaign have been sold out for a while now, and I get many emails asking when they will be back in stock. Well, good news! - Carpe Diem Coins, Tempus Fugit Curios and Memento Mori Stones, as well as leather carry sleeves, will be made available as add-ons through the BackerKit survey that will be sent out at the end of this campaign. Simply pledge now for your Carpe Noctem Coin, and you will have the opportunity to add additional products to your "cart" after the campaign ends. No need to add additional money to your pledge level now.
CARPE DIEM COINS (ADD-ON):
MEMENTO MORI STONES (ADD-ON):
TEMPUS FUGIT CURIOS (ADD-ON):
LEATHER CARRY SLEEVES (ADD-ON):
ORIGINAL CARPE DIEM COIN (ADD-ON):
Carpe Noctem Coin in antique bronze finish, antique silver finish or solid copper - $15 each additional coin.
Carpe Diem Coin in antique bronze finish, antique silver finish or solid copper - $15 each additional coin.
Carpe Noctem Coin in .999 Fine Silver - $65 each
Carpe Diem Coin in .999 Fine Silver - $65 each
Tempus Fugit Curio in bronze steel or gray steel - $60 each.
Tempus Fugit Curio in solid brass or solid bronze - $130 each.
Tempus Fugit Curio in sterling silver - $220 each.
Memento Mori Stone in bronze steel or gray steel - $60 each.
Memento Mori Stone in solid brass or solid bronze - $130.
Memento Mori Stone in sterling silver - $220
Leather carry sleeves - $25 each. You'll be able to pick which sleeve(s) you want at the end of the campaign. The leather carry sleeves are handcrafted in Utah by Greg Stevens Design (GSD), using Horween leather that will age beautifully, and are stamped with my Tempus Fugit skull design (NOTE: There will also be an option for the Coin / Curio sleeves to be stamped with the Tree of Life design from the obverse of the Carpe Diem Coin - this new stamp needs to be created, so photos are not yet available). Greg Stevens is well known in the everyday carry and watch / knife community for his exceptional leather work.
Original Carpe Diem Coin 3D Printed Bronze Steel - $40 each. Due to the nature of how these coins are manufactured, through 3D printing in steel and infusing with bronze, these coins are much more costly to make than the minted new coin design. Accordingly, the Original Carpe Diem Coins in Bronze Steel are $40.00 each. You will be able to add as many original Carpe Diem Coins as you'd like through the BackerKit survey that will be sent out at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.
1) Wait for your BackerKit survey to arrive around two weeks after the Kickstarter campaign ends.
2) Go nuts! Add as many additional EDC Carry Pieces and/or Leather Sleeves as you want.
Risks and challenges
This is my second Kickstarter project, and is very similar to my first, which was very successful, so I don't really foresee any significant risks or challenges.
I have established strong relationships with my manufacturers, as well as with the fulfillment service I used for my previous Kickstarter campaign. Accordingly, I feel confident in my ability to deliver a successful project if funded. I run a small e-commerce company called Carpe Diem EDC, where I have sold many EDC items over the past few years, including many that I designed, and have excellent customer service feedback. I handle all of the fulfillment myself for my Carpe Diem EDC company. I also run a knife company, and handle all of the operations of that business, including customer service, and working with a third party fulfillment center to process all of the orders and shipments.
One challenge that I can anticipate based on my previous campaign, is a handful of backers (most likely international) not receiving their rewards when expected. I correspond regularly with all backers that experience delays, to make sure that they ultimately receive their package.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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