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Designed for Everyday Carry; this compact go anywhere writing tool is perfect for every situation.
Designed for Everyday Carry; this compact go anywhere writing tool is perfect for every situation.
Designed for Everyday Carry; this compact go anywhere writing tool is perfect for every situation.
571 backers pledged $47,463 to help bring this project to life.

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If you've missed the Kickstarter, don't worry. You can still order yours here:  machine-era.com

Introducing: The Machine Era Field Pen

Friends and followers,

This overhaul of our original Field Pen now features a custom made bolt action mechanism integrated with a fully machined (and yes, springy) aircraft grade aluminum clip. We've been in the prototyping phase for over a year now working out the design features, and are excited to finally get this into your hands!

 

Made for Everyday Carry

The Field Pen is specifically designed to be your everyday pen. It's reliable, perfectly balanced, sports clean lines, solid construction, and is piece of EDC you'll love to carry. It's compact and durable with a solid in-hand feel. The shape of the bolt slot follows natural motion and allows for silky smooth action.

Fully machined from solid stock. That means every side and angle has been machine cut. By using Swiss-type turning techniques, we're able to deliver parts that are extremely accurate (tenth of a thousandth of an inch). Not only is precision important for mechanical parts, it also creates a flawless finish on the pen body. 

Accuracy up to one tenth of a thousandth of an inch
Accuracy up to one tenth of a thousandth of an inch

 

Whether you're out in the field, or in the office, it'll always be at the ready.
Whether you're out in the field, or in the office, it'll always be at the ready.

 

*New Reward* Black DLC Coated (diamond-like carbon) Stainless Steel
*New Reward* Black DLC Coated (diamond-like carbon) Stainless Steel

 

What is Diamond Like Carbon (DLC)?

Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) is a type of PVD coating, it’s impact resistant, and almost impossible to scratch. DLC coatings are used in sectors that require highly precise and extremely durable components – it's commonly used in performance racing, aircraft, firearm, and fine watch industries. Plus, it just looks amazing.

 

Ink

Being an all-purpose-every-situation pen, we designed it around the waterproof, zero gravity pressurized cartridge. Otherwise known as the space pen type cartridge. The Field Pen fits Fisher Space Pen, as well as the (space pen equivalent) Schmidt Megaline 4889 (included).

Materials

Two very different materials, same solid in hand feel. Brass will age nicely and will patina to a spent-shell-casing, golden brown. If patina isn't your style, the stainless version will suit your needs well. It will never change color, rust, or corrode. Logos are fiber laser engraved for durability and optimal mark quality.

The Clip

The clip is cut from 7000 series high yield strength aluminium. By utilizing the properties of this material coupled with design, we were able to create a part that will flex and spring back into shape. Perfect for sliding into a pocket.

Rewards

In addition to Brass and Stainless versions of the Field Pen, we're offering a special edition Machine Era Wallet with custom engravings (only available on Kickstarter). This discounted EDC Kit includes:

  • Black DLC Coated Stainless Wallet
  • Brass Field Pen
  • Brass Bottle Opener

For more info on our wallets and bottle openers visit our website: www.machine-era.com

Artwork by William Godwin
Artwork by William Godwin

 

Artwork by William Godwin
Artwork by William Godwin

 

All our products are machined in our shop in Richmond, Va (bottle opener machining shown)
All our products are machined in our shop in Richmond, Va (bottle opener machining shown)

 Weight & Dimensions

  • Weight (Brass): 1.5oz / 42.5g
  • Weight (Stainless): 1.3oz / 36.8g
  • Diameter: 0.400" / 10.16mm
  • Length: 4.37" / 111.12mm

 

Bolt Action Detail
Bolt Action Detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Machine Era

At Machine Era, we strive to create high quality machined goods at great price points. We use top grade materials and keep prices as low as we can by manufacturing all of our products in our shop in Richmond, Virginia.

Your support allows us to continue to develop and produce high quality products at the best price we can offer.

If you don't know Machine Era, you can see our full catalog at machine-era.com. Our products have also been featured by the following publications:

 

Risks and challenges

Every project has it's challenges. Because Machine Era Co. is a machine and fabrication shop, we are better equipped than most to handle issues that come with production manufacturing. We have our own equipment and are able to do the work in house and maintain control over the processes involved.

The biggest challenge of a project like this one is delivering on schedule. In order to accurately calculate manufacturing time and foresee potential problems, we have not only finished a prototype but we have completed a short production run and projected accordingly.

To ensure an organized and smooth shipping process we will be using a tried and true fulfillment / logistics company for delivery.

With quite a few Kickstarter projects under our belt now, we are confident in our ability to manage the entire process and make necessary improvements through the production period.

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