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The Alpha Bamboo Fountain Pen is a modern tool inspired by the ancient roots of writing.
The Alpha Bamboo Fountain Pen is a modern tool inspired by the ancient roots of writing.
489 backers pledged $69,525 to help bring this project to life.

Locking Down Pledges in 24 Hours

Posted by Prometheus Lights (Creator)

Hi all,

So we are working through fountain pen grips at the moment and will start shipping some orders by the end of the week. There are a lot of potential pledge combinations, so we are just going to start shipping whatever we can fulfill with the current parts on hand. This is roughly 54 orders. 

We'll be locking down pledges in 24 hours (roughly Noon Pacific Time) so please make any final changes if you need to. After the lock down you will not be able to change your pledge. 

This first shipment only includes pledges for Brass fountain pens, and excludes pledges with options like other pen materials and Montblanc grips. Montblanc grips will be run last, but when those are done we should be able to complete fulfillment for all pledges. 

Aluminum pens will be coming next, but they require tumbling, ultrasonic cleaning, and plating before we can start shipping those. 

As always, thanks for your patience, support, and sorry about the delays. We try to run a tight ship but can't account for things like machine down time and vendor delays. Speaking of which, we should be getting in the remaining balance of Tanzanite ink before the end of the month!



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      James Hoff on

      Bought a Bock 060 xs in EF to try - 2 actually from different sellers - and both fit the trumpet, but scrape the inside of the cap when threading it on. Is this normal or did I get sent 2 nibs that are the wrong size?

    2. Dave Freeman on

      I too am hoping for a timeline for the copper pens. Glad I bought in at the Early Bird reward level!!

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      Do you have an estimate on the copper pens?

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      Edward Bell on

      It’s the grip from the original Alpha Pen which takes Mont Blanc rollerball and fineliner refills. As the Bamboo pen uses the same internal dimensions you can use both fountain and MB grips with it. Order in the BackerKit in “add on” items.

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      Tai-Ming Moy on

      What is the montblanc grip? I didn't see it in the campaign