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Tiny is a pocket fountain pen you can always carry with you and have a wonderful writing experience in any occasion
Tiny is a pocket fountain pen you can always carry with you and have a wonderful writing experience in any occasion
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Why not a pocket fountain pen?  

That was the question that drove us to this project. We see a lot of pocket pens but none of them is a fountain pen. The challenge was to build a pocket fountain pen with a minimalist and modern design and at the same time to create a pen capable of giving you a superior writing experience. A fountain pen that you can always carry with you in any occasion.

Minimalist design, when it's closed is the perfect size pen to put in your pocket, bag or simply to hold it in your hand palm. 

When it's open and posted it becomes the perfect size fountain pen, perfectly balanced, equipped with a Bock nib capable of giving you that transcendental writing experience you have always been looking for. 

Tiny closed
Tiny closed
Tiny open
Tiny open
Tiny with cap posted
Tiny with cap posted

Tiny comes with a steel Bock nib available in F, M and B size. You can't go any better than that! 

Bock nib Mod. 060
Bock nib Mod. 060

Nib features:

Mod. 060 Bock

Shoulder width: 6,7mm

Overall lenght: 23,0mm

Ink feeder: 5mm diameter 

Material and sizes: steel, F,M,B.

Ink cartridges:

Tiny takes Pelikan or similar short international standard ink cartridges which are worldwide available in any stationary shop. With the pen you will receive a package of 5 Pelikan cartridges to choose from four different colors: black, blue, green or red. 

Short cartridges ink system
Short cartridges ink system
Can be used Pelikan cartridges or similar
Can be used Pelikan cartridges or similar
Dimensions
Dimensions

Weight: 27 gr - 0,95 oz

Material: Brass C360

Finishing:

Brass chrome or raw finishing
Brass chrome or raw finishing

Back details:

back details
back details

 Cap option:

Aluminum hex cap option
Aluminum hex cap option

Clip option:

Clip option by adding $3
Clip option by adding $3

Pen pouch:

Pen pouch hand made in Italy available by adding $10
Pen pouch hand made in Italy available by adding $10
Pen pouch
Pen pouch
Pouch for Tiny pen
Pouch for Tiny pen
Stretch goal at $12,000
Stretch goal at $12,000
Ink cartridges container
Ink cartridges container
The ink cartridges container has the same size, lenght and diameter, of Tiny
The ink cartridges container has the same size, lenght and diameter, of Tiny
Clip
Clip
Extra cap can be either in brass or aluminum, chrome or raw finishing
Extra cap can be either in brass or aluminum, chrome or raw finishing

Development process:

Original desing
Original desing

The original design was related to a fountain pen with a total length of about 130 mm, with clip and cap that can be posted. Once we built the nib section and the cap, we realized that we could have developed a smaller fountain pen that could be easy to put in your pocket. One of the main feature of this smaller pen is that once the cap is posted it would become a perfect size fountain pen and also very well balanced. We liked it immediately so we decided to change the original project to this smaller pen and we called it Tiny.  

This is the classic example on how you start with a project in mind and then you end up by building something different. We may consider to use the original design for a future project on Kickstarter.

Why Kickstarter  

Your pledge will generate funds that will help us to buy raw materials and components necessary to produce this pen.  

Help us to grow this small business venture.  

Our commitment is to give you a unique and first quality product that you will enjoy for life.  

Thank you for your support.

Production plan  

Production plan will go on smoothly according to the final drawings and the experience that I have already acquired over this period of time. If the project gets funded production will start right away:  

Phase -1- February 2015: All Bock nibs will be arriving from Germany. Blank rods of brass will be ordered also.  

Phase -2- March 2015: With inside lathes and machines we have a production capability of 200 pens per month, over that amount production will be outsourced up to a thousand pens per month.  

Phase -3- March 2015: all finished pens will be sent out for the chrome and coating process that will take no more than two weeks. End of March, each pen will be quality inspected and packed in a secure packaging.  

Phase -4- April 2015: each pen will be shipped to the proper address.

Risks and challenges

I have been making pens for a few years now, I personally design and manufacture all my pens, so I have total control of the manufacturing process and consolidated access to the material suppliers. If this project gets funded I assure that everything will go according to plans and that each deadline will be met.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Early Bird Special. One -Tiny- pocket fountain pen. You will receive also a 6 pcs package of Pelikan 4001 cartridegs.
    Different options with the survey at the end.
    Please, add $10 to your pledge for the pen pouch and $3 for the clip.
    Including worldwide shipping.

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    One -Tiny- pocket fountain pen. You will receive also a 6 pcs package of Pelikan 4001 cartridegs.
    Different options with the survey at the end.
    Please, add $10 to your pledge for the pen pouch and $3 for the clip.
    Including worldwide shipping.

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    One - Tiny- pocket fountain pen. You will receive also a 6 pcs package of Pelikan 4001 cartridegs.
    Different options with the survey at the end.
    Please, add $10 to your pledge for the pen pouch and $3 for the clip.
    Including worldwide shipping.

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    One - Tiny- pocket fountain pen. You will receive also a 6 pcs package of Pelikan 4001 cartridegs.
    Different options with the survey at the end.
    Please, add $10 to your pledge for the pen pouch and $3 for the clip.
    Including worldwide shipping.

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    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    One set consisting of one - Tiny - pocket fountain pen with circular cap and one -Tiny -fountain pen with hex cap. You will receive also two 6 pcs package of Pelikan 4001 cartridegs.
    Different options with the survey at the end.
    Please, if you like add $10 to your pledge for the pen pouch, $3 for the clip, $10 for ink cartridges container and $10 for an extra cap.
    Including worldwide shipping.

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    Pledge $135 or more About $135

    One set consisting of one - Tiny - pocket fountain pen with circular cap and one -Tiny -fountain pen with hex cap. You will receive also two 6 pcs package of Pelikan 4001 cartridegs.
    Different options with the survey at the end.
    Please, if you like add $10 to your pledge for the pen pouch, $3 for the clip, $10 for ink cartridges container and $10 for an extra cap.
    Including worldwide shipping.

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Funding period

- (30 days)