Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 1, 2012.

Update #35

That's a Wrap Folks!

Well everyone, the final TiBolts shipped out today!

Over 530 packages mailed, and over 600 pens.

Other than the 5 people that have not responded to the survey, we are complete.

This has been a long, exhausting campaign filled with lots of ups and downs.
It's been a remarkably challenging journey, from the mid-project Kickstarter SNAFU, to the costly supplier issues and other concerns that drove me to miss deadlines.
I definitely learned a bunch and appreciate everyone's patience as we wrapped this project up.

The ups were great, from watching the project hit 100% in the first day to seeing all the press the pen received.
Looking at 400+ pens sitting assembled on my bench at one time was a real nice highlight, as was loading up the final pens on the postal truck today and watching them roll on down the road!

So far, response from backers has been overwhelmingly positive, so that is nice.
Every little bit of positive feedback really helps make me feel good, and makes it worth the effort.

I feel like we made a GREAT pen.
Especially for the price.

And I love the fact that we made it right here.
Right in the USA.

All in all, it was an interesting experience, and I sure did learn a lot.

My family and my business are in a better position now than we were in November when I launched this campaign.

For that, I thank you.

Remember, keep an eye out at Fellhoelter.com for more pens, knives, and other projects!

Regards,
Brian Fellhoelter
18 April, 2013

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      Creator jerry6 on April 29, 2013

      WOW !! What can I say , pen is FANTASTIC ! . Everyone that has seen the pen love it , I can't stop playing with the bolt action . Build quality is tops , built to last and it's the perfect size , looking for excuses to write . This pen is now my new standard that all other pens will be judged .
      Well worth the wait , thanks for making a great pen !

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      Creator Raoul Gemmel on April 27, 2013

      I received my TiBolt a couple of days ago and am very pleased with the design and craftsmanship.
      This is a fine,yet bombproof writing instrument that will serve me for decades to come!
      The tolerances are that of a fine sportscar yet the finish is like of that favorite tool in your toolchest that has been used for generations.

      Thank you very much for this great project and keep us informed on future projects.

      Kind regards from the Netherlands,
      Raoul...

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      Creator Antonios Anastasiadis on April 26, 2013

      I just received mine in Greece. It's exactly what I've been waiting for. Thanks.

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      Creator Michael Leung on April 22, 2013

      Received my pen today in Australia. It was worth the wait.

      The craftsmanship on the pen is outstanding. Looking forward to your next project.

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      Creator Paul Broekhoven on April 21, 2013

      Received yesterday, 20th April, on my birthday, in the Netherlands .. What a great and beautiful pen .. Thanks.

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      Creator Brian Fawcett on April 20, 2013

      Brian,
      No need to thank us. We should thank you for your due diligence and dedication, setting an example of how things are done correctly in the most professional manner, and not just the Engineering quality that you have produced. You are certainly an Ambassador to homegrown American Engineering. To some people, you just came up with a new pen......possibly your idea was not entirely new, I just don't know? But you have displayed the quality that puts you up there with all the other great American Engineers who are now household names.
      You have what it takes to make things happen and keep your promise and deliver right through to the end no matter what Bovine Excrement (you remember those emails?) and other challenges get in your way. I would say that you would do well in Politics my friend. The American people need someone like you!! Not a bad comment coming from a Brit eh? :)

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      Creator Matt Perkins on April 19, 2013

      Can't wait for the next project, please make sure you send out a notice to all of us!

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      Creator Steve Wang on April 19, 2013

      Can't wait for your next project!

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      Creator Bill Hutchison on April 19, 2013

      Awesome. A perfect example of how a Kickstarter campaign should run.

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      Creator Noah Cowgill on April 19, 2013

      Fantastic pen, Brian. My TiBolt just replaced the pen I've carried every day for the last few years. Great job on the completion of this project, and I look forward to seeing your next piece of work and hope to be a part of its support.

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      Creator Antonios Anastasiadis on April 19, 2013

      Thanks for all the hard work, and I wish you the best for your business.

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      Creator Craig Dunn on April 19, 2013

      Just got my TiBolt a day or two ago...and it's definitely a fantastic piece of work. Smooth bolt-action mechanism, smooth writing, and a great heft and look. Quality craftsmanship, as it appears all your work is founded upon. Thank you.

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      Creator rmw on April 18, 2013

      Got my pen today (in Australia). Great job, Brian.

      Thanks for the updates and a well run campaign. Well done on creating such a beautifully crafted pen.

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      Creator Daniel Lee on April 18, 2013

      Thanks Brian! I'm thrilled with my pen. Although the view from the outside was undoubtedly quite different from yours, this project was one of the smoothest and best organized campaigns of which I've been a part. Solid job! The bolt action and clip are both superb.

      If you ever decide to make a slightly smaller one (perhaps 10-20% smaller), I'm in for one (or two).

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      Creator Kevin Currington on April 18, 2013

      Love my Tibolt pen...It is so rugged yet sleek and well built. It was worth the wait and I hope it takes off and gets even more popular. I feel lucky to be part of the beginning of the Tibolt pen. My tech friends will be jealous. Thanks again.

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      Creator GBAllison on April 18, 2013

      Amazing pen. I'm super happy with it. Congratulations on a project VERY well done. And THANK YOU.

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      Creator Dom Sagolla on April 18, 2013

      My Fellhoelter pen has gravitas. Well done, Brian!

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      Creator Michael Schwartzwald on April 18, 2013

      I love my pen- thanks for all the hard work!

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      Creator Daver... !!!(⊙.⊙(☉o☉)⊙.⊙)!!! on April 18, 2013

      Thanks, Brian. Anyone can pay for a mass-produced expensive pen if they shell out the $$$ but there are only so many of these. It's fantastic and I wouldn't trade it for a Mont Blanc.

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      Creator Mr. Hag on April 18, 2013

      Great job Brian. Thanks so much producing a amazing, USA, made product that I can not seam to put down. Smooth my friend, smooth............

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      Creator Erik Novoa on April 18, 2013

      This pen is awesome sir! Works perfectly and is nice and tough. Perfect for a hard working individual. Proud to have helped out and I love the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to this project this is the ultimate writing untensil.

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      Creator David Scarlett on April 18, 2013

      Great job Brian!

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      Creator Dan Brancaccio on April 18, 2013

      Brian - love the pens. I am keeping one and now struggling with the decision to keep both or give one to someone as a gift

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      Creator Mark Stheiner on April 18, 2013

      Congrats on wrapping this one up, Brian. Nice work!

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      Creator Christopher White on April 18, 2013

      You did an awesome job overall -- great communication and a great product! Make sure to post an update here if you start another project or something.

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