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An aluminum pen that integrates a Fisher Space Pen refill, fire starter and glass break tip to function as a survival and tactical pen.
An aluminum pen that integrates a Fisher Space Pen refill, fire starter and glass break tip to function as a survival and tactical pen.
An aluminum pen that integrates a Fisher Space Pen refill, fire starter and glass break tip to function as a survival and tactical pen.
98 backers pledged $15,560 to help bring this project to life.

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 Hi Kickstarters,

We are so excited to bring you our very first product and hope you love it as much as we do.

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WHAT IS IT?

First and Foremost Its a Sleek Aluminum Writing Pen
First and Foremost Its a Sleek Aluminum Writing Pen
Second Its a Survival Pen
Second Its a Survival Pen
And Third Its a Tactical Pen
And Third Its a Tactical Pen

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WHAT DOES IT DO?

  • It writes with almost any refill you want to put in it.  Using an O-ring to retain/center the refill and a set screw to adjust the bore length from 2.5" long to 4" long you are able to swap out the Fisher cartridge for your favorite refill in under a minute.
  • It can be used to start a fire using fire piston compression technology.  Inside the cap is a cartridge packed with enough tinder to ignite around 20 coals.  
  • It can be used to break a window in an emergency if you are ever trapped inside a submerged or burning car.  The pen has a hardened glass breaker tip on the back that can shatter glass with a single impact.
  • It can be used as a self defense instrument if some unfortunate soul tries to take your new favorite pen.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Watch and learn my friend.

How to Replace the Writing Refill in The Triune Pen.

How to Start a Fire With The Triune Pen.

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WHAT ARE THE SPECS AND MATERIALS?

Size and Weight
Size and Weight
Parts & Materials
Parts & Materials

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WHAT FINISH OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

Matte Black or Matte Silver Anodized Finish
Matte Black or Matte Silver Anodized Finish

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 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE FEATURES?

Stylish Stainless Steel Pocket Clip
Stylish Stainless Steel Pocket Clip
Adjustment Screw to Fit Your Favorite Refill. (adjusts using pen clip or flat head screwdriver)
Adjustment Screw to Fit Your Favorite Refill. (adjusts using pen clip or flat head screwdriver)
Removable Plug Seals Tinder Cartridge and Keeps the Refill From Drying Out. (removes using pen clip)
Removable Plug Seals Tinder Cartridge and Keeps the Refill From Drying Out. (removes using pen clip)
Reversible Glass Break Tip
Reversible Glass Break Tip
  •  The hardened glass breaker tip is press fit into an aluminum part called the cylinder seal.  To store the piston down into the cylinder the air must be vented out the back of the cylinder by partially unscrewing the cylinder seal part.  Once the piston is fully seated, re-tightening the cylinder seal will retain the piston assembly by creating a vacuum.
Primary and Spare EPDM O-rings
Primary and Spare EPDM O-rings
  • EPDM Rubber will function in temperatures ranging from -60°F to +250° F (-50°C to +120°C)
  • The O-ring on the right is the primary piston seal.  If this one tears or wears out you can use the pen clip to remove the spare (left o-ring) and place it in the primary o-ring groove.  The spare o-ring is in a smaller groove, so it does not wear at the same rate as the primary.
The Cap Can Be Stored on Back of the Pen
The Cap Can Be Stored on Back of the Pen

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HOW CAN I HELP?

  • Please pledge for one of the reward's levels shown below
  • Share our project with your friends on your favorite social media platform.
  • Tell your favorite blog about our project.

---Aion Innovation Ambassador Level 1--- $10

Choose the AI Logo Cling or the AI Mark Cling.
Choose the AI Logo Cling or the AI Mark Cling.

---Aion Innovation Ambassador Level 2--- $20

Choose the AI Logo T-shirt
Choose the AI Logo T-shirt

 OR

Choose the AI Mark T-Shirt
Choose the AI Mark T-Shirt

---Base Triune Package--- $65

First 45 Backers Receive a $10 Discount!

Includes:

  • The Triune Pen (includes o-rings and tinder cartridge)
  • Fisher Space Pen Cartridge (Black Ink Medium Point)
Base Package - The Triune Pen + Fisher Cartridge
Base Package - The Triune Pen + Fisher Cartridge

---Premium Triune Package--- $80  

First 45 Backers Receive a $10 Discount!

Includes:  

  • The Triune Pen (includes o-rings and tinder cartridge)
  • Fisher Space Pen Cartridge (Black Ink Medium Point)
  • American Made Leather Sleeve (Black)
  • Spare Parts Kit
Premium Package - The Triune Pen + Fisher Cartridge + Leather Sleeve + Spare Parts Kit
Premium Package - The Triune Pen + Fisher Cartridge + Leather Sleeve + Spare Parts Kit

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CAN I PLEDGE FOR MORE THAN ONE REWARD LEVEL?  

Not directly, but you can add to your pledge total and specify which reward you would like to add on. We will be sending out a survey after the campaign is complete to collect the details of the add-ons you want. 

If you have already backed the project please follow these instructions: 

  • Click the 'Manage' button at the top of the campaign page. 
  • Click 'Change Your Pledge' 
  • Increase your current pledge amount by the add-on reward pledge amount + shipping. 
  • Click 'Continue' and verify that the changes you made are correct.
  • Click 'Confirm' 

If you haven't already backed the project please follow these instructions: 

  • Click the 'Back This Project' button at the top of the campaign page. 
  • Choose the rewards level you would like. 
  • Add the $ amount of the reward level you would like to add-on your current pledge amount. 
  • If you are logged in and have entered payment info just click the 'Pledge' button
  • If you don't have an account yet, make an account, enter payment info and then click 'Pledge'

The Add-Ons and pledge levels are listed below

  • Spare Parts Kit - Add $5 (no shipping charges apply)
  • Sticker - Add $10 + ($2 US shipping or $4 international)
  • T-Shirt - Add $20 + ($5 US shipping or $10 international)
  • Basic Triune - Add $65 + ($5 US shipping or $15 international)
  • Premium Triune - Add $80 + ($5 US shipping or $15 international)

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HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED WITH AION INNOVATION?

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WHO HELPED YOU?

A huge THANK YOU to:

  • My Creator and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me the dreams,  drive, and resources to one day bless the lives of many people. 
  • My amazing wife and kids for sacrificing time with me while I worked on the project.
  • My friend Caleb for sacrificing time and sleep to do my videos.  
  • My friend Gabe for designing the best logo known to mankind.
  • My co-workers for listening to my crazy rants and helping me refine the design.
  • The guys in the tool room for giving me advice on how to actually use a lathe.
  • My neighbor Steve for letting me borrow tools.
  • All the vendors who put in time to give me quotes for the custom parts.
  • The random people at Starbucks who humored me while I showed them my project.
  • You, the backer who can help fund the first production run!

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 WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND IT?  

A few years ago I discovered the fire piston and was fascinated by the fact that you could ignite tinder by compressing air. Being able to heat up air to over 600° F with one quick compression stroke immediately reminded me of all my physics classes I had in college and I had to learn more about it. I did some research and all the commercially available fire pistons were pretty large and bulky. I thought it would be pretty cool to turn a writing pen into a fire piston so that you could carry a reliable fire starting method with you every day without having to carry an extra device. Over the next few months I designed all the parts and pieces in my head, but I never brought my idea into CAD to fully detail it out. A few months ago I was reminded of my idea and discovered that no-one had made a writing pen into a fire piston, so I decided it was time to make it happen. Below are some photos of my journey in bringing the very first Triune Pen to life.

Drawing the Triune Pen in CAD
Drawing the Triune Pen in CAD

After refining all the features in the digital model it was time to make it. So I commandeered a 3D printer and printed the outer body of the pen to decide if the size and shape looked and felt right.

First 3D Printed Prototype
First 3D Printed Prototype

After a few 3D printed iterations it was time to make one in aluminum.  I sent my engineering drawings to a few local machine shops to get quotes for a some fully functional prototypes.  When I received the first quotes totaling a few thousand dollars for 2 pens I realized I was going to have to take a different route.  I've always loved making my own prototypes, but I didn't have a lathe so I did a quick search online to see if I could find one.  I was in luck, I found one for a few hundred bucks and so I went and picked it up.  

Little Red - My Trusty Mini Lathe
Little Red - My Trusty Mini Lathe

A few long nights and a few mangled parts later the very first Triune Pen was born.

Making the Writing Tip
Making the Writing Tip
Umm, I don't think its supposed to look like this!
Umm, I don't think its supposed to look like this!
And finally, the last lathe part was complete!
And finally, the last lathe part was complete!

 And now how to make a pen clip?  I know, how about I borrow a sheet metal shears and a dremel grinder and I whittle the clip out of a sheet of stainless. Perfect, after burning my fingers it was on to bending the clip in my high-tech press brake.

Homemade Press Brake
Homemade Press Brake

And Done!!!

The Triune's First Photo Opp
The Triune's First Photo Opp

I hope you enjoyed a little of the back story.

Please contact me with any questions you may have and please share this project with your friends.  

THANK YOU!!!


Risks and challenges

The Triune Pen has been fully developed and the prototypes have proven out the functionality of all the features of the pen, so the only challenge we foresee is being able to deliver all the rewards according to schedule in the event that our campaign is significantly over funded. If we do end up exceeding our goal we have plans to add members to our team to help assemble and ship the rewards on time.

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    (1) Black medium point Fisher Space Pen cartridge.
    (1) Black American Made Leather Sleeve
    (1) Spare Parts Kit

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    (1) Black medium point Fisher Space Pen cartridge.
    (1) Black American Made Leather Sleeve
    (1) Spare Parts Kit

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