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My interpretation of an everyday writing implement. Designed to be a compact, dependable addition to your everyday carry. 100% MA made.
My interpretation of an everyday writing implement. Designed to be a compact, dependable addition to your everyday carry. 100% MA made.
My interpretation of an everyday writing implement. Designed to be a compact, dependable addition to your everyday carry. 100% MA made.
1,736 backers pledged $68,261 to help bring this project to life.

update #14 pens shipping sunday

Thanks for being patient everyone.  

As of Sunday I will be picking up the rest of the first run and 300 pens from the second run from finishing. I will be shipping as many as I can Sunday night and am enlisting many people to help in this process.

A short explanation.

Over the past two months, the finishing process got super complicated. We worked together and came up with a new way to reprocess and finish these pens and as of this week got done the rest of the first run and got rolling on the second run. Before we could do this, we headed down several dead end paths that showed promise but ended up leaving myself and the finishing shop stumped. Many things were learned throughout this process and the delays that occurred, but Ill got into more detail on my blog after the kickstarter for those of you who are interested. I never thought this step of the process would take this much time and am super sorry. The manufacturing team was optimistic about when parts would come back, but as we hit some snags it got more complicated. Good news is, we are moving forward!

At this rate, the rest of the pens will be done by next weekend and I will pick them up and try to ship as fast as I can to make up for the delay (I will have many hands on deck to do so). Hopefully, barring any more delays, all pens will be shipped out before Christmas.

Thanks again for your support and hanging in with me as I dealt with these snags. 

Looking forward to shipping out the rest of these pens!

-Ian

Comments

    1. Creator wesley on December 9, 2012

      Got my pen today it writes great and it much much lighter then I thought it would be. Thanks for the great contact and service hope to see more things on kickstarter from you

    2. Creator Jon on December 7, 2012

      Just got my pen. It's perfect. Thanks!

    3. Creator mark cullen on December 6, 2012

      hi Ian,
      just received my Pens, (Rep of Ireland)
      they look great, they function perfectly, good finish on the fits
      thank you and
      Well Done!!
      M

    4. Creator Ian Schon on December 3, 2012

      100 first run pens in the mail by tomorrow. More updates soon.

    5. Creator Ry Strohm-Herman on December 3, 2012

      Thanks for the updates! Excited to finally get my hands on one. :)

    6. Creator Ian Schon on December 2, 2012

      The rest of the first run is out the door tomorrow. Another update coming soon. Shipping of the second run starts this week.

    7. Creator Lance Atkins on December 1, 2012

      In my experience, fulfilling product is always wildly more complicated than anyone's best guess. And having talked with Ian... He's truly making the perfect pen, not a good pen. So if stuff goes wrong, he's fixing it the right way.

    8. Creator Ayman Van Bregt on December 1, 2012

      Ian, i'm still waiting for my two pens from the first run. Can i please get some information where these are? I didn't get any responses until now via the site!

    9. Creator Goran B. on December 1, 2012

      I agree with BB and JN...
      Do not worry. It is O.K.
      Good sleep, yoga, Tai Chi...

    10. Creator Ben Butler on December 1, 2012

      Thanks for the update. When you're looking at as many pieces as you are, a small problem becomes HUGE fast.

    11. Creator Janardan Nathan on November 30, 2012

      I hope you're having fun through out this process. It's important to take a break and relax, otherwise you'll end getting stressed and stuff =)

      Good luck, have fun and I'll patiently wait for my pen!

    12. Creator Ian H. on November 30, 2012

      Thanks for the update - I'm super-excited to have the pen, but I understand the desire to only send out the highest possible quality project. Thanks for letting us know!