About this project
Carry an ultra cool, high-precision crafted EDC (everyday carry) pen with you... without even thinking about it!
Impressive Invisible Seam
The machining is so precise that you can't even see where the cap meets the barrel of the pen.
Since I have already made thousands of these pens out of stainless steel, I have worked out all of the details to make these pens work, and look fantastic!
Titanium & Beautiful Red Bronze
Titanium is just awesome! It's super strong, surprisingly light, used to build real spaceships, race cars, and medical implants, and is just cool!
The pen tip and ink refill retention screw (at the back of the pen) are both made from a new alloy of bronze that is more red in color than standard brass... and it looks awesome with the Titanium!
Pocket & Keychain Versions
You can get your pen with or without the small hole in the cap that allows you to easily attach your pen to your keychain or bag.
THE KEYCHAIN VERSION will come with the hole in the cap, with the small split-ring installed. Having the split ring attached allows you to easily attach your pen to your keyring, a lanyard around your neck, or to your bag... so you can always have your pen with you without even thinking about it. The large Titanium Keyring needs to be purchased separately (see below).
THE POCKET VERSION - I have had a lot of requests to offer these pens without the hole in the cap (and I always aim to please). It is really cool and extremely minimal without the hole, but please be aware that without the hole in the cap, there is no way to attach the pen to a keyring. Also, please note that the cap will not attach to the back of the pen.
Awesome Discounted Kickstarter Pricing
I'm really glad to be able to offer these pens at greatly discounted pricing here on Kickstarter. The final retail pricing after the campaign ends will be signifigantly higher.
Using Kickstarter allows me to get a large number orders quickly (with your help of course) so I can bulk purchase material, and consolidate a lot of the costs of launching a new product. So I'm very glad that I can pass the savings on to you.
Laser Engraving & Blue-Flame Finish Options
To have your pen engraved with the following engraving options add $10 to your pledge amount.
NOTE: The NAKED versions have no engraving and there is no additional cost.
PRO - The Measuring Scales - With both standard and metric on the same pen. An incredibly useful combination, a pen and a ruler in one.
ICON - The cool linear box pattern is seamlessly engraved all the way around the entire pen, including the cap. You can't even tell where the cap ends and the pen barrel begins.
JOIN, or DIE - The "Join, or Die" graphic, it is a historic image created by Benjamin Franklin around 1754 and represents the quest for strength and freedom through solidarity. Each part of the snake represents one of the first colonies of the United States. Learn more here: Wikipedia.org/wiki/Join,_or_Die
$110K Stretch Goal Reached!
The new Backer selected engraving will now available as one of the standard engraving (+$10 per pen) options you can choose from.
FLUX- The NEW Backer selected engraving!
To add the "Blue Flame" finish to your pen, just add $10 to your pledge amount.
NOTE: As you can see in the video, the 'Blue Flame' finish is done by hand with a torch so each pen will be slightly different from one another.
START YOUR COLLECTION OR GIVE AS A GREAT GIFT
With a great range of options and sizes, these pens make fantastic high-quality gifts.
Special "Artist Edition" Engraving
NOTE: The special "Artist Edition" pens have their own individual rewards and pricing.
Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and designer whose pieces are beautiful and incredibly unique. With his often playful use of everyday objects, he creates surprising and delightful works of art that are reminiscent of historical patterns but with a modern spin.
I have been a longtime admirer of Dan’s unique work and think we are incredibly lucky to have him involved with the project! See more of his work: www.DanFunderburgh.com
The Funderburgh : INVERT pattern is offered for both T1 and T2 sizes.
The INVERT engraving has been extremely popular, and the most requested engraving. So I am very happy to be able to offer it in this new campaign.
Two Sizes To Suit Your Needs
You can get your Titanium EDC Ink pen in two sizes.
The Titanium EDC Ink • T1
- Length: 3.2" (81 mm)
- Diameter: 0.31" (7.9 mm)
- Weight: 0.55 oz. (15.6 grams)
The Titanium EDC Ink • T2
- Length: 4" (101 mm)
- Diameter: 0.31" (7.9 mm)
- Weight: 0.7 oz. (19.8 grams)
The Awesome Ink Refill
Both the T1 and T2 pens use the same sized refill called a "D1". This is a standard size refill that is made by a lot of companies and easy to find.
I will ship all pens with the very smooth writing, Japanese made OHTO Needle Tip (R-4C7NP). 0.7mm BLACK color ink.
To add extra OHTO blue or black ink refills to your pledge, add $2.25 per refill to your pledge amount.
Large Titanium Keyrings
This high-quality Titanium keyring is the perfect accessory for the EDC Ink pens.
I did a lot of searching to find the perfect companion for our pens. This beautiful, rugged, and ultra-light weight TITANIUM keyring is the perfect addition to your everyday carry.
- Outside Diameter: 1.27 inches (32.3 mm)
- Inside Diameter: 1.0 inches (25.4 mm)
- Thickness: 0.133 inches ( 3.4 mm)
- Weight: 0.1oz (28 grams)
Add $5 to your pledge for each Titanium Keyring you would like to add.
Please feel free to send me a message or email... I'm very happy to answer any of your questions.
Learn more at www.BlankForces.com Thanks for your help to make this project happen!!
Risks and challenges
With my workshop set up and the pens already prototyped on my CNC lathe, I am looking forward to this project going very smoothly. I already have a large inventory of Ink refills on hand and have sources for all the material and components needed.
The biggest unknown is the quantities of pens that we will need to make, and the amount of Titanium and brass that will be needed. I already have quotes and projected delivery schedule from several vendors for getting the metal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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