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A simple pen featuring Pilot Hi Tec C inserts, great finishes, and MAGNETS! Check update #5 for more pictures of all of the finishes.
Created by

Will Hodges

611 backers pledged $32,360 to help bring this project to life.

Pictures of all of the finishes and final countdown.

Well a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has supported this project.

I got the newly powder coated pens back this morning and I wanted to share that with you guys and gals. Frankly, they look amazing. The black and green are glossy, and the white is matte.  I was worried that the glossy colors would show fingerprints easily, but they are pretty forgiving on that front. For those that don't know, powder coating is about ten times more durable than regular paint. Kind of overboard, but that is why I love it. These pens are meant to last. Forever. It is a finish that I have only ever seen on one other pen, so you will have a chance to be part of a rare breed.

The new bases are great, and the FINAL REVISION to the project is making the threading 1.5 turns. There has been some concern, and after some deliberation I wanted to add in a little bit more.

So here we are with slightly more than four days left. It looks like I won't be able to update the video, but as a consolation here are a bunch of pictures of the pens!


    1. Creator Will Hodges on June 10, 2012

      It is the final finish.. With time constraints the anodizes and I couldn't do as much testing as I wanted. You are correct it is darker, but the darker shade looks AMAZING next to Apple computers. A slight contrast that looks great.

    2. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on June 10, 2012

      Glass Bead blasted model seems to be darker than the Mac Book Pro (or Air) finish. Is that the final finish? Or is the photo doing a good job at showing it?

    3. Creator Zeb Carlson on June 6, 2012

      They look awesome! I got the Glass Bead blasted one and it looks great, cant wait! Should be the last pen I'll ever have to buy.

    4. Creator Andrew Westle on June 6, 2012

      If I had more money, I would buy one of each! They all look so good! Can't wait till I get my pen!

    5. Creator Nasr Mobin on June 6, 2012

      They all look nice. Oh, that's mine sitting at the center. :D awesome work.

    6. Creator BarryG on June 6, 2012