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Magnetic pens machined from either 6061-T6 Aluminum or C360 Brass. Uses Montblanc and Pilot G2 refills. MADE IN THE USA.
Magnetic pens machined from either 6061-T6 Aluminum or C360 Brass. Uses Montblanc and Pilot G2 refills. MADE IN THE USA.
126 backers pledged $8,163 to help bring this project to life.

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PURE | A Minimalist & Magnetic Pen

$8,163

126

Hello Kickstarter!

My name is Bill Mackenzie and this is my second project here on Kickstarter. After the first project wrapped up, I immediately started designing a new pen based on the feedback I received from the original backers. I knew that this pen had to retain the features that the backers enjoyed while also correcting the negative aspects of my first project.

PURE is the result.

Design:

PURE is a minimalist pen machined from either 6061-T6 Aluminum or C-360 Brass. It is a simple, logo-free magnetic pen which can be used with several refill types without spacers.

No threaded cap here - PURE uses neodymium magnets to hold the cap to the body rather than typical threads. They are fun and easier to remove than threads but strong enough that you won't worry about losing the cap.

Changing ink refills is easier than ever - Just remove the set screw, remove the old refill, pop in the new and reattach the set screw.

The included magnetic base allows you to prominently display the pen on your desk when not in use.

Specifications: 

Pen Specifications:

  • Material: 6061 Aluminum || 360 Brass
  • Weight: 31g || 87g 
  • Length: 5.25" 
  • Width: .45"

Base Specifications:

  • Material: 6061 Aluminum || 360 Brass
  • Weight: 54g || 169g
  • Height: .75"

Finishes:

  • Brass: Raw
  • Aluminum: Raw or Tumbled
From left to right: Raw Brass, Tumbled Aluminum, Raw Aluminum
From left to right: Raw Brass, Tumbled Aluminum, Raw Aluminum

Refills:

PURE was designed to use both the Pilot G2 and Montblanc Fineliner refills without the need for annoying spacers. Each reward will ship with a G2 refill and two set screws: one for the G2 refill & one for Montblanc refills.

I'm sure you will be very happy with the included G2 refill, but I would definitely suggest picking up the Montblanc Fineliner as it is a spectacular cartridge.

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What makes this project better?

  • Machine Shop: I've consolidated the machine work to just one shop rather than two as my last project used. I decided to go with the shop which machined the bases for the last project. They have good pricing, great quality, deliver on-time and work on an as-received basis so our order won't be pushed back for a larger order.
  • Minimum Order: This is another benefit of using a smaller shop. Not having to meet a minimum order allows me to have a much lower funding goal. This also means that I wont have to purchase more pens than I need which caused an issue with the last project.
  • Simple Rewards: This will make life much easier when it comes to shipping out rewards.The last project had many different tiers which made fulfillment much more complicated than it had to be.
  • Simple Assembly: This pen has only two main parts and two magnets which will make for faster assembly. Faster assembly = faster fulfillment.
  • Lower Pricing: Everyone loves a good sale so why not make this one cheaper from the get go?
  • Experience: I've ran a successful pen project which had its fair share of roadblocks. I now understand these issues and will be prepared to quickly correct them as this project progresses.

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Thank you for looking at my project. I hope you'll consider backing or sharing this project.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

- Bill

E: bill@helixdesignco.com || www.helixdesignco.com

Risks and challenges

Having previously ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, I now understand the potential obstacles that come with a project such as thing one. I have designed this project with those obstacles in mind and believe that I am capable of handling any new issues that may arise.

The prototypes have been machined and the machine shop has provided solid production timelines for various quantity orders.

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    Aluminum Pen

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    1x Pilot G2 refill
    2x Set Screws

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    Brass Pen

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    1x Pilot G2 refill
    2x Set Screws

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    Early Bird - Aluminum/Brass Combo

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    Titanium Pen

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    Aluminum Prototype Pen

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    1x Montblanc Fineliner
    1x Pilot G2 refill
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    Brass Prototype Pen

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    Titanium Prototype Pen

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    Early Bird - Brass Pen

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