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Functional, Minimal & Refined. NanoPen is much more than just a ultra-portable mini writing instrument.
Functional, Minimal & Refined. NanoPen is much more than just a ultra-portable mini writing instrument.
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NanoPen | World's Smallest & Indestructible EDC Pen Tool

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2 years ago, we brought you The World's Smallest EDC Flashlight. We wanted to shake up the Everyday Carry market by providing awesome, minimal products everyone can use on a day-to-day basis. Introducing NanoPen, the pen that goes where you go.

When we say "World's Smallest", we mean it. Measuring in at a staggering 5cm in length, and 0.75cm in diameter, nothing else on the market comes close with the portability we offer.   

It's pretty F*CKING strong. Try to break it if you can. 

This material is superior because it is particularly resistant to deforming. It's Mohs Hardness is rated at 9 which is higher than Titanium and Steel.  

Using a Tungsten Carbide tip, this pen is more than just a writing instrument. We've tested the NanoPen thoroughly to ensure that it is a perfect EDC tool for the toughest tasks.

Have a neat idea? Sketch it out with ease. Fill out forms on the go. Puncture bothersome plastic packaging. Heck, even cut open all those Amazon boxes- The options are endless.  

The tungsten carbide ball is designed to be a perfect sphere that can grip any writing surface. Its surface is actually composed of over 50,000 polished surfaces and pits connected by a series of channels throughout the entire sphere. This design allows the ink to be present on both the surface and interior of the ball.  

At Slughaus we believe in pushing boundaries and elevating overall design & functionality in peoples lives. It's more than just a pen that fits on your keys, its a simpler way of living.  

The earliest design we have of a pen dates back to the late 1800's. These pens smudged easily and would leak, voiding them unusable. Fast forward to 1945, the ballpoint pen design we know today was perfected and patented.

In 2018 we like doing things differently, making the traditional ballpoint pen sleek and minimal, for you to carry ANYWHERE effortlessly.  

When we say take your EDC further, we mean take it with you anywhere and everywhere. We aren't a traditional Every Day Carry brand. We like to get creative and give new meaning to the way you carry things.

   

Hook it on to your backpack, duffel, or keychain to ensure you never forget a pen when you're traveling on-the-go.

Add it to your favorite jacker zipper, and utilize it as a zipper pull.  

Need less bulk on your Keys? Add it to a traditional ballchain and wear it as a necklace.  

Never lose your pen again.   

  
 
 

They say that size doesn't always matter. But it does when it comes to EDC.  

 
   

We've considered every possible aspect of the NanoPen from the size ratio of the key ring to body, to the finish of the metal to ensure proper grip when in use. We started from a standard pen and reduced it to an extremely minimal design, while giving it infinite function.

In order to perfect the NanoPen we had to go through various vigorous testing and revision. We worked with multiple pen manufactures to ensure our design was perfected to be the best tiny ballpoint pen on the market. Truly, there's nothing out there like it.  

   
SLUGHAUS is a small company based out of San Francisco with the sole mission of helping you stay minimal and functional. We believe that your everyday carry essentials influence your lifestyle. NanoPen's elegance inspires innovation, while its functionality keeps you on-the-go. We hope that our products not only help keep you minimal, but help mold your lifestyle as a whole.

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Risks and challenges

If NanoPen is successfully funded, we will make sure everything goes according to plan to meet the promised deadline. We have manufacturing, operations, and logistics set up and ready to go. The funding raised on Kickstarter will be used for production and manufacturing of this new line of pens. We hope to run everything as streamlined as possible and also ahead of schedule to get the smallest, most elegant and functional everyday carry pen tool in your hands!

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    Single Pack

    Single Pack = 3 NanoPens. Keep all 3 or share with some friends.

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    EARLY BIRD II: DOUBLE PACK

    Two packs of 3 NanoPens each at exclusive pricing.
    LIMITED EARLY BIRDS.

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    Two packs of 3 NanoPens each. Double the trouble.

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    Four Pack

    Four packs of 3 NanoPens each. More to keep, More to go around.

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    Ten Packs of 3 NanoPens each. A ton of pens to last you a lifetime.

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    Single Pack = 3 NanoPens. Keep all 3 or share with some friends.

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    EARLY BIRD: DOUBLE PACK

    Two packs of 3 NanoPens each. Keep one ready at all times.

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    Single Pack = 3 NanoPens. Keep all 3 or share with your friends.

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