A precious nib housed in a sensual sculpture
STYLOS TITANIUM is about simplicity and movement.
There is a French saying which best explains it: “Faire vivre le trait.” - Make a line come alive.
STYLOS TITANIUM is the sublime “body” of a fine writing instrument.
The heart of a fine writing instrument is the nib. Made from different noble materials, it has the ability to influence your relationship between mind, hand and paper.
The absolute best nibs are manufactured in Germany by two companies - Peter Bock and JOWO [Schmidt] from modestly priced steel, to costly titanium, solid gold or palladium. The interchangeable Stylos “Nib Holder” allows you to quickly experience the difference.
The Stylos Titanium has been designed not only to allow the most expressive writing, but be the ultimate protection for this precious piece of metal. Unlike other metals, titanium is light, ultra-strong, warm and extremely comfortable to hold.
The Stylos “Nib Holder” precision manufactured from pure titanium, allows you to swap between the best modest and precious nibs from these two German manufacturers quickly and easily.
The Stylos proportions and balance are perfect. Once you wrap your fingers around its curved form and nestle it into the crook of your hand, you’ll be writing for hours.
Our “Pen Capsule” case, designed to hold two Stylos pens, adds yet another layer of protection and organisation. Available in BLACK, GREY or RED. You now have a choice between ink colours, nib types [fine, medium or bold] or the option of a rollerball or fineliner that you can carry with you, wherever you go. Or simply leave it on your desk.
As is usual practise here at metaxas & sins, each Stylos Titanium is individually cnc machined and engraved from a block of solid titanium.
STYLOS is sculpture. Its a little "kiss of art" you can carry with you.
Why Fountain Pens?
A fountain pen is one of those rare objects which connects with us on so many levels. In our most creative mode, it is an extension of our mind which through gestures of our hand convert random thoughts into intelligible concepts, ideas or expressions.
Every time we use a writing instrument - we write code. Sometimes people understand it. Sometimes there are layers in the meaning of the words we write. Often, we give away more in the style and stroke of our writing than in the actual words themselves.
In many cultures, the written letter and word is considered “art”. I take every opportunity to infuse art into everyday objects. With pens it’s even more tactile sensual and very personal.
Our catalogue has even more information:
Please note that you will specify nib size and color [if aluminium or hybrid] AFTER the campaign has ended, at which point we will send you a survey asking you for both your pen options and delivery address. So please don’t panic if you pledge and don’t see where to tell us which nib size or aluminium colour you want, you’ll get an opportunity do so at the end of the campaign.
If you would like to add extra Nibs or converters to your pledges, simply add the extra cost [given here] to the pledge and when I ask you about the color or nib type, you can disclose what the extra funds were for:
BOCK 250 Steel Nib - Medium or Fine - per extra Nib + EURO 10
Schmitt FH452 Steel Nib - Medium or Fine - per extra Nib EURO 13
K5 Converter - per extra converter - EURO 5
Finally, if you want to save on postage, simply add the extra amount to your pledge for the extra item you want, and when I do the SURVEY at the end of November to find out what colour/nib etc you would like, simply point out that the extra funds were for "such and such"....
Or let me know EXACTLY what you would like to order and I'll add a pledge category for it.
Risks and challenges
We have already had great success offering the "sister-pens" to STYLOS TITANIUM, APYROS and STYLOS COLOR:
APYROS [which you can read some of the kind comments here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2026090977/infinity-apyros-fountain-pen/comments ]
so the risks and challenges have been minimised as sample pens have already been produced , extensively tested , delivered and happily "in-use".
I've also already produced 50 solid Titanium pens to make sure they are perfect as well - so I'm confident they are the highest quality.
The normal Kickstarter schedule is 30 days [end of November], then 2 weeks to collect the pledges [mid December], manufacturing [December/January 6-8weeks] ,also taking into account the festive season, we expect all orders to be fulfilled by mid-end February 2017.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)