Most of people carry pen every single day, but you might rarely have a pair of scissors or a cutter with you because many existing products are way too heavy, ugly, or you'd be accidentally stabbed by the exposed blade. However, you do need to cut or trim something at times, then you won't really prepare well for everything if you miss scissors.
After the executions of three successful projects – Tool Pen, Tool Pen mini, WRENCHit, we have never stopped creating more designs or inventions for making our life easier and improved. Now, let us introduce our new idea Xcissor Pen - a super innovative & perfect solution lets you handily keep one workable scissors on the go. It's an elegant yet powerful executive pen, as the essential attribute of your everyday life!
First of all, Xcissor Pen is a true writing instrument. It sports the high-quality and beefy SUS304 Stainless Steel with a smooth luxurious finish in the understated style. This solid construction will guarantee your pen is indestructible and have the better protection against dings & dents, as well as shielding ink cartridges. Thanks to the slight streamlined shape, Xcissor Pen is perfectly balanced and feels like a natural extension of your hands while you hold it.
The ink cartridge is interchangeable, it’s meticulously crafted and infinitely replaced with the international standard D1 size refills, means it will last you a lifetime. Writing with Xcissor Pen is an absolute joy, you can sign anything with a flourish!
The blade of scissors is made from strong SUS420 Stainless Steel for excellent edge retention and resistance to corrosion, it can cut through many materials such as paper, threads, cloths, leathers, wood chips… all normal duties with ease. The scissors are hidden in the barrel that is opposite to the writing end, so it offers protection against stabbing your pockets or bags. All you need is rapidly draw the scissors from the barrel, slide one shank from the Safety Lock with a thumb, and you’re ready to go!
What's more, the dapper shank also offers a natural thumb rest for a forward grip. It’s incredibly compact, handy, safe, and functional that allows for effortless utility cutting.
Everything in our design is ambidextrous, so the pen & scissors work for both left- and right-handed users, fit every one of all ages and all sizes of hands.
One more thing, we provide two colors of pen "Silver" & "Black", and two types of finish of scissors blade - "Nickle plated" & "Teflon coated" for your selection. The Nickle plating enhances the prevention of corrosion, and Teflon coating generates a suitable non-stick exterior; either one will make the scissors blade insanely durable and easier to maintain.
Xcissor Pen is a real one-of-a-kind showstopper that makes you smart & stylish. It's the ultimate in simplicity, each piece is precision machined & polished, you’ll appreciate its lightweight (~ 60 g) but sturdy constructions. The scissors will be easily concealed in a pocket, jacket, or bag, in case of any circumstances that something you want to cut, trim, or snip off.
Xcissor Pen is an ideal essential for general purpose use at home, office, workshop, or doing any adventures outdoors. Everyone will agree it's a fabulous pen, and we believe it shall WOW all people when it’s demonstrated. It'll certainly be a must-have EDC with you everywhere!
To make your Xcissor Pen more powerful, we have also published a whole new design – Interchangeable Art Knife Module switched with the pen nib. You can be free to decide on having your pen 2-in-1 (“Ballpoint Pen + Scissors” ; “Art Knife + Scissors”) or 3-in-1 (Ballpoint Pen + Art Knife + Scissors) as you wish.
Note: Because all items with blades (scissors, knives...) are not allowed to ship by postal mails, we'll ship your rewards via express services (ex - UPS, DHL, FedEx....), so every reward would be added additional $10 shipping fee. Since our products are made in Taiwan and shipped from Taiwan, the actual shipping cost via express is much higher than $10 no matter where they will be delivered, which means we absorb some expenses at our side.
This project is the toughest one we had ever made so far, we spent more than 6 months for 5-runs prototyping. One of the main challenges is to create a tiny but complicated structure of the cutting mechanism & safety lock feature, not to mention we implement and hide the whole scissors inside a very small space of pen barrel. As you could imagine, it requires the precision machining process of tooling, lathing, milling, polishing, grinding… in every detail, especially stainless steel is a difficult-to-machine material due to its hardness and metal properties.
Fortunately, we lined up a great manufacturing team, headed by a maker with 20+ years of luxury-pen experience, every party in this supply chain was striving for solving problems, and never gave up on doing improvements. After 4-run failed prototypes and repeated adjustments, we finally come out a workable one with optimized mechanical design & renewed machining methods. Now, let’s take this amazing Xcissor Pen into reality!
We are team “mininch” (pronounced by “mini-inch”). We love Kickstarter community, and we have rolled out many ideas from prior Tool Pen trilogy to this recent-launch Xcissor Pen on Kickstarter. We aim to forge our own inventive paths with everything unique & creative, also make all designs with simplicity as a guideline. Out goal is to give backers a pleasant experience of the excellent products & services.
Special Thanks to Johan Cheng (成若涵), a Taiwanese paper-cutting artist, created and presented a beautiful artwork of paper-cutting in the video.
You are welcome to click and download all high-resolution images here.
Xcissor Pen Kickstarter video on Vimeo
Risks and challenges
Xcissor Pen is our 4th metal-work project, and we have proven track records in project fulfillment & quality delivery. As demonstrated by prior Kickstarter campaigns, bakers were delighted with our products and services that truly exceeded everyone's expectation.
However, every new design has its own challenges and manufacturing hurdles, particularly we tried to push the envelope of the tiniest lathing without a break. So we executed 5-runs prototypes to ensure every details were rigorously verified and thoroughly accepted. The R&D time and investments of this project had been spent much more than original estimation, we hope it will help make the subsequent mass production more swimmingly and smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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