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Machined out of one solid piece of metal without any mechanical part that could break. Writes in Zero gravity, Underwater, Upside down
Machined out of one solid piece of metal without any mechanical part that could break. Writes in Zero gravity, Underwater, Upside down
1,879 backers pledged £105,427 to help bring this project to life.

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ManualPen: Single piece of metal turned into everlasting pen

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Hello, everyone!

With more than 15 000 supporters all around the World, we are back with our 8th Kickstarter! The feedback has been amazing and today we are excited to show you our newest creation. 

We have challenged ourselves to create a truly unique writing instrument- a fully functional pen machined out of one solid piece of metal. Something that you would be proud to own and pass for generations.   

Creating new products from the ground up is our passion, every smallest detail of this pen is well thought out to bring you a truly unique user experience

Everlasting Design  

ManualPen has no separate parts inside that could ever break- just the solid metal body and rechargeable cartridge. This ensures it will serve more than a lifetime. 

As Einstein once said: ''Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.'' Our goal was to reach the edge here.  

Fixing mechanism

We have designed a unique cartridge fixing mechanism that holds it securely in the pen while allowing you to easily slide the cartridge in and out.

To switch between writing mode and closed position simply slide out the cartridge and turn it around.
To switch between writing mode and closed position simply slide out the cartridge and turn it around.

There are two diameter bores inside the pen so the cartridge could slide deeper when in closed position and stay out in writing mode.

The slightly bent clip puts a light pressure on the cartridge preventing it from sliding out of the pen's body. At the same time, it is super easy to slide the cartridge with your fingertip.

Precise writing

The inside bore is machined with the highest precision so that there are no unnecessary movements between body and cartridge. The tip stays still ensuring the best writing experience.

Anti-roll body

The milled groove on the side edge allows to conveniently slide out the cartridge with your thumb, at the same it prevents the pen from rolling on flat surfaces.

High precision parts make the sliding process feel super satisfying, there is quite a chance you would repeat it more than just for writing :)

The cartridge 

For the ManualPen cartridge is just as important as the casing because it serves as a part of the pen's opening mechanism. The Fisher Space cartridge is the perfect fit because of its durable metallic body and universal writing qualities.

Never Let's you down

The pressurized refill ensures that ManualPen will write in any condition- hot or cold temperatures, upside down, underwater and even in zero gravity. In simple words- it won't let you down!

Inspired by classical shapes   

When designing the ManualPen I was inspired by classic cars and aviation designs. 

My goal was to create a perfectly smooth shape that would represent clear lines and details of retro-engineering.

Pen Sleeve

Each pen comes with a specially designed leather sleeve that makes a perfect addition to it. You can choose from black or brown color options.

The stainless steel clip on the back side allows to attach it to your favorite notebook and always carry the ManualPen with you. 

Exceptional precision

With our CNC machines, we are able to achieve such level of precision that is rarely found in regular everyday objects. You’ll instantly notice minutely milled lines and smooth surface texture upon touching ManualPen for the first time!

Patina process- Copper and Brass are very dense and unique metals that will attain beautiful tarnish over the time. It means that it will slowly darken and create a unique pattern on the surface of each pen. 

Depending on your writing style and many other factors the surface will attain different patina patterns making the pen even more personal.
Depending on your writing style and many other factors the surface will attain different patina patterns making the pen even more personal.

Each pen is manufactured in our local workshop and goes through our high standard quality check.  It requires multiple steps of machining and special attention to surface finish. The end result is a machined masterpiece that combines functionality with elegance.  

But don't take just our word for it. See what our previous backers are saying about our products:

                     
      
 

I am Kristoph, the creator, and designer of ManualPen. You might know some of my previous Kickstarter projects - Moondrop, Vortecon, Mezmoglobe, and others. Together with my two brothers and team, we have created 7 successful campaigns with more than 15000 backers joining us. Our greatest inspiration is the amazing feedback from our supporters.   

This is our passion, our hobby, and our job. With every project, we try to bring something new to the World and Kickstarter is an amazing platform to do that. Our supporters get the best price and a unique chance to follow the whole manufacturing process. This time we are excited to get the ManualPen into your hands;)   

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Risks and challenges

This is our 7th project with CNC machining here on Kickstarter. We have gained a lot of experience and we can surely say that our team is well prepared to ensure the highest quality and fastest delivery time. We have gone through lot of prototyping processes and made a few test runs for larger batch manufacturing. Though there are always some potential challenges to every Kickstarter campaign that may cause small delays, we are confident about project's fulfillment in time and we promise to keep you updated until you get your rewards. Our priority is to make every backer satisfied.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £35 or more About $45

    1x Brass/Stainless pen-Super Early Bird!

    £35= USD44

    Only on Kickstarter get the best deal for one ManualPen made out of Brass or Stainless Steel.

    *Metal choice and pen sleeve color choices will be asked after the project ends.

    Includes:
    • Brass or Stainless Steel ManualPen
    • Fisher Space Pen Cartridge
    • Leather pen sleeve
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    Pledge £39 or more About $50

    1x Copper ManualPen - Super Early Bird!

    £39= USD49

    Only on Kickstarter get the best deal for one ManualPen made out of Copper.

    *Ink and pen sleeve color choices will be asked after the project ends.

    Includes:
    • Copper ManualPen
    • Fisher Space Pen Cartridge
    • Leather pen sleeve
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    Pledge £68 or more About $88

    2x ManualPen - Super Early Bird!

    £68= USD86

    Only on Kickstarter get the best deal for two ManualPens in any combination of metals (Brass, Stainless Steel or Copper).

    NOTE: For each Copper pen choice add £4 to the pledge.

    EXAMPLE nr1. - You want 1 pen made of Brass or Stainless and 1 Copper pen, in this case add 4£ more to this reward.
    EXAMPLE nr2. - You want 2 Copper pens, in this case add 8£ more to this reward.
    EXAMPLE nr3. - You want 2 pens made of Brass or Stainless, in this case no additional amount is needed to add.

    *Metal choice and pen sleeve color choices will be asked after the project ends.

    Includes:
    • Brass, Stainless Steel or Copper ManualPen
    • Fisher Space Pen Cartridge
    • Leather pen sleeve
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    235 backers
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  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £99 or more About $127

    Full set of ManualPens - The Best Deal!

    £99= USD125

    Only on Kickstarter get the best deal for a full set of all three metal ManualPens (Brass, Stainless Steel and Copper).

    *Ink color and pen sleeve color choices will be asked after the project ends.

    Includes:
    • Copper ManualPen
    • Brass ManualPen
    • Stainless Steel ManualPen
    • Fisher Space Pen Cartridge
    • Leather pen sleeve
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    279 backers
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  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £102 or more About $131

    3x ManualPen- Early Bird!

    £102= USD129

    Only on Kickstarter get the best deal for three ManualPens in any combination of metals (Brass, Stainless Steel or Copper).

    NOTE: For each Copper pen choice add £4 to the pledge.

    EXAMPLE nr1. - You want 2 pens made of Brass or Stainless and 1 Copper pen, in this case add 4£ more to this reward.
    EXAMPLE nr2. - You want 3 Copper pens, in this case add 12£ more to this reward.
    EXAMPLE nr3. - You want 3 pens made of Brass or Stainless, in this case no additional amount is needed to add.

    TO GET MORE THAN 3 PENS:
    - add £33 per each additional Stainless or Brass pen
    - add £37 per each additional Copper pen

    *Metal choices and pen sleeve color choices will be asked after the project ends.

    Includes:
    • Brass, Stainless Steel or Copper ManualPen
    • Fisher Space Pen Cartridge
    • Leather pen sleeve
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    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    34 backers
    £
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Funding period

- (30 days)