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This project was successfully funded on May 1, 2013.

An exclusive and unique writing instrument - Combination of solid aluminum alloy and tropical coconut shell pen housing.

About this project

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An extraordinary Pen Housing Story

We can't be separated from our pen and notebook, because I love to write while Arfi'an love to sketch his dream and ideas. Because of that, we want to have a pen which is different from an existing pen. That will be awesome if we have a pen with a tropical touch, exclusive, solid and durable. After we've got that idea, we start to designing our pen, and now we've got the final prototype which we are satisfied of. We call our pen the CoCoPen.

The CoCoPen is an extraordinary pen housing which will accommodate

  • Montblanc Fineliner refill
  • Montblanc Rollerball refill
  • Pilot G2 refill.

It made out of solid aluminum alloy and natural coconut shell with CNC machining process and polished manually by a human hand. We put the tropical coconut shell on its barrel as a grip and on its cap to make it beautiful.

The coconut shell will be there (on the barrel and the cap) for forever, because its attached to the solid aluminum, pressed with another layer of solid aluminum and then machined together. The CoCoPen is a perfect combination of strength and beauty, hi-tech and natural material. The aluminum alloy is a durable and non corrosive material, while the coconut shell is very hard and solid. The CoCoPen will be made in Indonesia, a tropical country where a lot of high quality tropical coconut shell. Its also the place where it has been designed, tweaked and prototyped. We will make it directly in Arfi'an's facilities to make sure that the result is perfect and as expected.

the CoCoPen Dimensions and Weight.

We need Kickstarter community help

Now, we've finished our designing and prototyping phase and its time to share our extraordinary  pen with others, of course in a reasonable price.

To get there, we need your help. We need to get the material (aluminum alloy) in bulk price, as well covering a cost to making more custom tool for a coconut shell processing.

Please support us by backing our project and share our campaign in facebook, twitter, blog or your other favorite social media.

  • 1st manufacturing run - 100 pens - estimated delivery June 2013 
  • 2nd manufacturing run - 300 pens - estimated delivery July 2013
  • 3rd manufacturing run - 300 pens - estimated delivery August 2013

Who we are ?
We are Elonda and Arfi'an. I'am a paralegal and Arfi'an is a product designer / mechanical engineer. I live in the USA and Arfi'an live in Indonesia (tropical country with a lot of beautiful island). We are friends for several years now, and we've been working together on several projects.At this project, we make pen housing from solid aluminum alloy and tropical coconut shell.

Thanks for your support !!!

Elonda Blount & Arfi'an Fuadi

Risks and challenges

We are proud to share our extraordinary pen in Kickstarter. We believe that Kickstarter is the best place for it.

However, Arfi'an's facilities are not big, and can only make 100 pens in the first month (including time needed to replicating the special tool to handle the coconut shell) and up to 300 pens per month after the first month. We did not go to the bigger manufacturer to make the manufacturing faster because we want to make sure that the manufacturing result of the CoCoPen meets our expectation. The other reasons is that we believe we know best of how to handle the coconut shell and put it on the pen barrel of the CoCoPen as it now, because we've got a lot of experience during our trial to create the prototype.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $39 or more

    99 backers Limited (1 left of 100)

    Early Bird - 1st Manufacturing Run

    Thank you for your support and being one of the first backers - you get one CoCoPen (US shipping and one G2 refill included). There are only a few of these available, so act fast to get it.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $49 or more

    149 backers Limited (151 left of 300)

    2nd Manufacturing Run

    Thank you for your support - you get one CoCoPen of the second manufacturing run (US shipping and one G2 refill included).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $49 or more

    0 backers Limited (300 left of 300)

    3rd Manufacturing Run

    Thank you for your support - you get one CoCoPen of the second manufacturing run (US shipping and one G2 refill included).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)