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By Oscar Rodriguez
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 The Pay-it-Forward Project is something that was created with the intent of being available for people to visit a table at every pen show, with an intent of giving back to the community of fountain pen enthusiasts as much as possible. We had a successful debut at the Washington D.C. Pen Supershow in 2017, and are continuing our efforts to spread across the Continental United States, and have a Pay-it-Forward table available to all, with the goal of visiting each and every pen show possible. We have two different purposes with the Pay-it-Forward table. We will have some "Fountain Pen starter kits" that consist of introductory pens, some ink and small notepads or notebooks for new users and children. And for our veteran pen enthusiasts, we will have miscellaneous items that you can take. Feel free to bring any items you have that you do not feel you show enough love to, and would like to offer up for adoption to a new home. We are operating this table with a not for profit purpose. All donations will be applied towards the cost of the table, supplies and giveaways throughout the shows

This 3.5" x 5.5" dot grid notebook comes with a hefty 100# French Paper Co. Kraft-Tone cover and 70# Cougar Natural smooth paper that works with your favorite pencil or fountain pen. With staples to keep your ideas intact and ready for wherever your story may take you. The prototype pictured above may not be 100% accurate with the vibrancy of colors that the production model will have.

If you want an extra packs of notebooks, on any pledge, just add $12 to your pledge for each set.

Heart of Gold Ink Swab, Courtesy of Kelli over at MountainOfInk.Com
Heart of Gold Ink Swab, Courtesy of Kelli over at MountainOfInk.Com

 

  A beautiful ink, created from a blend of the colors of the Heart of Gold theme, made just for you. 

 The beautiful bottles of ink filled with precious Heart of Gold ink! These bottles may be missing some wax here, but don't worry, the production versions won't!

 A Franklin-Christoph Model 31, created with high quality materials, and turned from a beautiful acrylic created by Jonathon Brooks of the Carolina Pen Company. It is available with High Performance Steel nib ranging from Extra-Fine to 1.5mm stubs! Limited to 75 Pieces

 The depth of this material knows no bounds! Jonathon has truly created another masterpiece with this material.

Achieved Stretch Goal!!!

We have added new tiers (as of 2/10/2018) to the Kickstarter for a set of Rickshaw cases for all to enjoy, ranging from a single pen sleeve for your Heart of Gold Pen, to a Pen Roll to keep your whole collection safe! These are high quality products, made in San Francisco, California by Mark and his team at Rickshaw Bagworks. 

A full set of Heart of Gold Accessories, including some new cases by Rickshaw Bagworks
A full set of Heart of Gold Accessories, including some new cases by Rickshaw Bagworks

Rickshaw Solo Pen Sleeve: Protect your precious pens from the daily rough-and-tumble with Rickshaw's SOLO plush-lined sleeves. For a near-perfect fit.

  • If you've already made a pledge, please add $15 to your pledge for each Solo Pen Sleeve you would like. 

Rickshaw Waldo Field Case (3 Pen & Pocket Notebook Pen Case): The WALDO Field Case is the perfect companion for on-the-go everyday note-taking. WALDO gets its name from the famous American writer/poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. WALDO features plush-lined pen slots, and a second inside pocket for your pocket notebook. Also included, a handy plastic sleeve for "scraps" (business cards, receipts, photos, stamps, stickers, emergency money, etc.). Velcro closure secures the flap.

  • If you've already made a pledge, please add $35 to your pledge for each Waldo Field Case

Rickshaw Hemingway Deluxe 6 Pen Roll: Rickshaw's super-plush interpretation of the traditional pen roll. Named after the great American author, and namesake of the PEN/Hemingway writing award.

  • If you've already made a pledge, please add $50 to your pledge for each Hemingway Deluxe 6 Pen Roll.

Risks and challenges

The design is complete and the prototypes that were designed with the manufacturers have been signed off on. The only foreseeable delay would be if this project far exceeds its goal and the increased quantity pushes back the estimated delivery date.

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    A Warm Thank You

    Thank you for all of your support. You will receive a handwritten thank you letter and a few Pay-it-Forward stickers.

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    Heart of Gold Notebooks

    A 3-pack of Notebooks designed in collaboration with Story Supply Company, based in New York.

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    Heart of Gold Ink & Notebook

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    Heart of Gold Fountain Pen Ink

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    Heart of Gold Fountain Pens

    Write like a dream with a fountain pen created out of a material created by Jonathon Brooks of the Carolina Pen Company, and turned by Franklin-Christoph in North Carolina.

    The Franklin-Christoph Model 31 is a pen of beauty, and will be available with the following nib sizes:

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    Heart of Gold Superpack

    Receive a 30ML Bottle of Heart of Gold ink, a Heart of Gold Pocket Notebook 3-Pack, and a Franklin-Christoph Fountain pen with any of the following nib sizes:

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    A Heart of Gold

    Receive a 30ML Bottle of Heart of Gold ink, a sample of the original Heart of Gold formulation, a Heart of Gold Pocket Notebook 3-Pack, A pre-production Heart of Gold notebook and a Franklin-Christoph Fountain pen with any of the following nib sizes:

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    - Fine
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    - 1.1mm Stub
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