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£1,935
pledged of £23,000pledged of £23,000 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 15 2019 4:17 AM UTC +00:00

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Top to Bottom, Polished, DLC Dark Grey & Gold and Natural Al6061T6.
Top to Bottom, Polished, DLC Dark Grey & Gold and Natural Al6061T6.

How often do you come across a really special pen, one that sticks in your mind? Not often enough! It seems like pens have fallen victim to the mass-production pitfall, to the point that the bare minimum seems acceptable, as if quality and craftsmanship were irrelevant. We know they aren't irrelevant. No, quality and craftsmanship still matter – and originality does too.

That is why the pen that we are bringing to you today is such an exciting innovation. Precision engineered and built out of durable, top-shelf materials, krAiki is a pen that will neither rust nor bend. It features a crank and connecting rod mechanism, giving it a unique and stylish look, and it is sure to complement any desk set nicely or add a little flair to your pocket protector.

A lot of time and effort has gone into the design and development of the krAiki pen and we have just finished the production of the the first krAiki prototypes, and with that behind us we can move ahead with production at full steam. To get ready, though, we are turning to you for help in making krAiki pen accessible to all pen enthusiasts by meeting minimum manufacturing quantities and economies of scale.

Reward fulfillment is of great importance to us and we have partnered with Floship to take care of the campaigns fulfillment requirements and you can view the Floship Certified Logistics Plan (FCLP) seal here for your reference https://certification.floship.com/c/kraiki-pen/ .

krAiki DLC Dark Grey and Polished.
krAiki DLC Dark Grey and Polished.
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The krAiki Pen is designed around a unique rotating crank wheel and connecting rod mechanism that retract and extend the included Schmidt easyFlow 9000 ink refill. The easyFlow 9000 refill provides an effortless writing experience and this Parker style refill provides for a wide range of ink refill cartridges. (kindly refer to the attached list of refills further down this page) 

We used fit for purpose materials in every one of the 17 components of the krAiki design including the Titanium Alloy, 6061T6 Aluminum and Phosphor Bronze, which will ensure that the krAiki Pen will give your years of service.

The krAiki represents a unique mixture of modern and classic design elements that have universal appeal to all pen enthusiasts.

During the past six weeks since we started working actively on our Kickstarter campaign we looked into bringing our Kickstarter supporters more options in terms of the krAiki design. The designs below are the final three designs that are available to our backers.


krAiki Solid
krAiki Solid
krAiki Fluted
krAiki Fluted
krAiki Slotted
krAiki Slotted
krAiki Mechanism.
krAiki Mechanism.

Featuring an innovative and proprietary rotating crank wheel and connecting rod mechanism running on two stainless steel bearings, the krAiki pen will be a conversation starter second to none. To ensure the smooth and reliable operation of the mechanism we used Phosphor Bronze for the ink refill holder/ piston that will survive years of fidgeting.

krAiki Optional Extras.
krAiki Optional Extras.
DLC Surface treatment & Custom Engraving.
DLC Surface treatment & Custom Engraving.

Backers have the opportunity to make the krAiki truly unique by adding a number of optional design elements that would allow the owner to customize the krAiki to their taste (this is limited offer and will never be repeated at this price);

  • Surface finish - Polished.
  • Surface treatment (Al6061T6) - Hard Anodizing in Black or Clear.
  • Surface treatment - DLC in Dark Grey.
  • Slotted lower part of the pen.
  • Cut-out lower part of the pen.
  • Custom Ring Collar.
  • Custom Engraving.

Kindly refer to the Rewards section for further detail.  

The Rewards Pledge amounts below are indicated in USD for easy reference and are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

  • Material: Titanium (TC4) or Aluminum (Al6061T6) body, Titanium or Stainless Steel Internal Components.
  • Phosphor Bronze: Piston/ refill holder. 
  • Finish: Titanium: Natural or Dark Grey DLC versions, Aluminum: Natural or Hard Anodizing.
  • All pivots and fasteners are stainless steel.
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 18mm at its widest point (5.98" x .70").
  • Standard Collar with laser engraved logo or customized Collar.
  • Black Schmidt easyFLOW 9000 M refill (included)
  • Compatible with most Parker style refills.

 List of most Parker Style Refills

  •  Faber-Castell Ballpoint Pen Refill
  • Faber-Castell Scribero Gel Ink Roller Refill
  • Fisher Space Pen Refill, PR Series- Colors (Bold, Medium, Fine)
  • Fisher Space Pen – Universal Ballpoint Refill
  • Foray (Office Depot) Ballpoint Refill for Parker (Medium)
  • Itoya Aquaroller Refill (0.7 and 1.0mm)
  • Kaweco Soul G2 Refill 1.0mm
  • Kaweco Sport Roller Ball Pen Refill
  • Moleskine Ballpoint Refill
  • Moleskine Gel Refill (0.5 and 0.7 mm)
  • Moleskine Roller Gel Fluorescent Refills
  • Monteverde Ceramic Gel Refill (Broad)
  • Monteverde Needle Point Refill (Fine)
  • Monteverde Soft Roll- Colored inks (Medium)
  • Monteverde Soft Roll- (Superbroad, Medium, Ultrafine)
  • OHTO Needlepoint Ballpoint Pen Refill PS-807NP
  • OHTO PS-205NP Extra-Fine 0.5mm Ballpoint Pen Refill
  • Parafernalia Ballpoint Pen Refill NO LOGO
  • Parker Ballpoint Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
  • Parker GEL Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
  • Parker Quinkflow Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium, Fine)
  • Pelikan Giant Ballpoint Pen Refill 337 (Broad, Fine, Medium)
  • Pentel KFLT8 Ballpoint Pen Refill
  • Platignum Standard Ballpoint Pen Refill
  • Premec Parker-Style G2 Gel Refill (0.4, 0.5 and 0.7 mm)
  • Retro 51 Tornado Roller Ball Refills (REF5P) (Made by Schmidt)
  • Schmidt 9000M EasyFlow Pen Refill
  • Schmidt P8126 Capless Rollerball (Fine)
  • Schmidt P8900 Super Bowl Refill (Fine)
  • Schmidt P900 B Ballpoint Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
  • Schmidt P950M Megaline Pressurized Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
  • Schneider Express 735 Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
  • Schneider Slider 755 Pen Refill (Extra-Broad, Medium)
  • STABILO EASYgel Refill
  • Stabilo Ballpoint Refill
  • Tombow BR-ZLM Ballpoint Pen Refill
  • Visconti Ballpoint Pen Refill AA49 1.4 (Broad)
  • Visconti Gel Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
Team krAiki
Team krAiki

Risks and challenges

We know that as we work to launch krAiki, we face an uphill battle. Economies of scale will enable us to make the product more affordable, but until we get to that point, we are left trying to bootstrap our production process (and continue working full-time at our other jobs) over the next few months.

We have partnered with Rapid MFG for manufacturing and Floship for distribution, both highly reputable organizations, and if any unforeseen challenges arise, we will be sure to keep all our backers in the loop.

FCLP seal - https://certification.floship.com/c/kraiki-pen/

To ensure the financial security of the project the manufacturing order would be subject to the Alibaba Trade Assurance Policy and we will also do a final onsite quality check of every pen before shipment.

We will do whatever it takes to get krAiki onto the market.

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.25

    Virtual High Five!!

    a Virtual High Five for your support, you have helped us to make krAiki happen and we will keep you updated on our progress.

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    Pledge £59 or more About US$ 74

    Kickstarter Launch Special - Al6061T6.

    The krAiki Pen in a natural Aluminum finish with a Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M Refill included at the Kickstarter Launch Special price.

    Additional options that could be added:
    + DLC or Polish & Nano: US$25.00

    Includes:
    • Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M (black) refill.
    • Slotted on Upper Pen Part.
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    Pledge £79 or more About US$ 98

    krAiki Custom Offer - Al6061T6

    The krAiki Custom comes with all the additional options included allowing you to create a custom masterpiece in Al6061T6 and it includes a black Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M Refill. The Custom Collar and Custom Engraving are unique to this offer.

    Includes:
    • Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M (black) refill.
    • Surface Treatment - DLC or Polish & Nano
    • Custom Laser Engraving - Pen Collar
    • Slotted on Upper Pen Part.
    • Custom - Collar
    • Slotted or Fluted Pen Barrel
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    Pledge £99 or more About US$ 123

    Kickstarter Launch Special - Titanium

    The krAiki Pen in a natural Titanium finish with a Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M Refill included at the Kickstarter Launch Special price.

    Additional options that could be added:
    + DLC or Polish & Nano: US$25.00

    Includes:
    • Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M (black) refill.
    • Slotted on Upper Pen Part.
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    Pledge £129 or more About US$ 161

    krAiki Custom Offer - Titanium

    The krAiki Custom in Titanium comes with all the additional options included allowing you to create a custom masterpiece and it includes a black Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M Refill. The Custom Collar and Custom Engraving are unique to this offering.

    Includes:
    • Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M (black) refill.
    • Surface Treatment - DLC or Polish & Nano
    • Custom Laser Engraving - Pen Collar
    • Slotted on Upper Pen Part.
    • Custom - Collar
    • Slotted or Fluted Pen Barrel
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    Pledge £141 or more About US$ 176

    krAiki - Duo (Ti & Al6061T6)

    Two krAiki Pens, 1 x in natural Al6061T6 & 1 x natural Titanium finish with two Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M Refills included.

    Additional options that could be added:
    + DLC or Polish & Nano: US$25.00 per pen

    Includes:
    • Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M (black) refill.
    • Slotted on Upper Pen Part.
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    Pledge £179 or more About US$ 223

    krAiki - Duo (Ti)

    Two krAiki Pens, 2 x natural Titanium finish with two Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M Refills included.

    Additional options that could be added:
    + DLC or Polish & Nano: US$25.00 per pen

    Includes:
    • Schmidt easyFlow 9000 M (black) refill.
    • Slotted on Upper Pen Part.
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Funding period

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