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Magnetically retained cap pen body for the Signo 207 available in new materials and "shorty" versions -- Delivers for Christmas
Magnetically retained cap pen body for the Signo 207 available in new materials and "shorty" versions -- Delivers for Christmas
Magnetically retained cap pen body for the Signo 207 available in new materials and "shorty" versions -- Delivers for Christmas
526 backers pledged $47,085 to help bring this project to life.

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 Welcome to the Ti2 TechLiner pen project Revisited

Shortly after the TechLiners were delivered we had "call to action" from our backers for shorter variants and versions made from from Brass, Copper and Bronze. 

The Lineup

Ti2 TechLiner Line Up
Ti2 TechLiner Line Up

Acid Wash Copper

Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Copper
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Copper
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Copper
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Copper

Copper versions are made from Copper Alloy 145.  Alloyed with Terillium, Copper 145 burnish tumbles and accepts acid wash patina leaving a deep complex color with tones of brown, red, black and blue.  The copper TechLiner is the heaviest (56 grams regular -- 47 grams shorty) of the line up and really drives the Signo 207 cartridges well.  Finish may vary slightly.

Acid Wash Brass

Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Brass
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Brass
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Brass
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Brass

Brass versions are made from Brass Alloy 360. Considered a free machining brass, it is an alloy produced from a combination of copper and zinc. It has the highest machinability of all copper alloys, and is the standard against which all the others are compared to.  Brass 360, known for its strength and resistance to corrosion with properties closely resembling that of steel, is one of the most popular copper alloys used today. 
Finish may vary slightly.

About Acid Wash

Each pen is burnished tumbled for 10 hours then they are subjected to a "patina agent" which darkens them. The result is a remarkable deep finish that will last for generations.

We literally spent months experimenting with various tumbling and custom patinas to discover this amazing finish.  In our experience we have never seen metal display such a variety and depth of colors like the acid wash versions.

Hand Brushed Copper

Ti2 TechLiner Hand Brushed Copper
Ti2 TechLiner Hand Brushed Copper


10/29/14 -- By popular demand and created with backer input!

Made from the same Copper alloy 145, these versions come straight off the lathe and are hand brushed for a satin smooth finish.  These will patina almost immediately and continue to evolve over time.

Polished Bronze

Ti2 TechLiner Polished Bronze
Ti2 TechLiner Polished Bronze

Polished bronze versions are made from Bronze alloy 630.  Alloyed with nickel, this "high strength" bronze is used widely in maritime applications because of its corrosion resistance.   Polished Bronze 630 TechLiners have a bright modern hue when compared to regular brass and is more tarnish resistant.

Titanium Tumbled

Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Tumbled
Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Tumbled

Tumbled versions are bead blasted and tumbled in a proprietary stone wash.  The finish is smooth and wear resistant perfect for everyday carry.  Finish may vary slightly

Titanium Gonzodized

Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Gonzodized
Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Gonzodized

Gonzodizing is a unique method of anodizing developed by fellow KS creator Brad Martin.  The result is a unique 2 tone Blue/Gold Patina that beautifully evolves with wear.  Finish may vary slightly

Titanium Black Edition

Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Black Edition
Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Black Edition

Black Edition are PVD (physical vapor deposition) coated.  This method offers a deep black DLC (diamond like coating) finish.

Titanium Blackwash 

Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Blackwash
Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Blackwash

Blackwash versions have the same coating as the "Black Edition" then burnish tumbled for a smooth black finish great for EDC  Finish may vary slightly

"Shorty" versions

The "shorty" versions are .75" shorter than the original (5" overall)  These are great for deep pocket carry. 

Ti2 TechLiner Shorty
Ti2 TechLiner Shorty
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Copper Shorty & Regular
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Copper Shorty & Regular
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Brass Shorty & Regular
Ti2 TechLiner Acid Wash Brass Shorty & Regular

Weights

  • Brass and Bronze regular 55 grams 
  • Brass and Bronze shorty 46 gram
  • Copper regular 56 grams 
  • Copper shorty 47 grams
  • Titanium regular 32 grams   
  • Titanium shorty 28 grams

Titanium Clips 

Titanium TechLiner Clip
Titanium TechLiner Clip

Add $10 to your pledge for a grade 5 clip to be installed.

Phosphor Bronze Clips

Phosphor Bronze Clip Stretch Goal
Phosphor Bronze Clip Stretch Goal
Acid Wash Copper with PB Clip
Acid Wash Copper with PB Clip
Acid Wash Brass with PB Clip
Acid Wash Brass with PB Clip
Ti Gonzo with PB Clip
Ti Gonzo with PB Clip

This is a great compliment for the acid wash versions.  These clips are waterjet cut, tumbled, bent and acid washed.  Add $10 to your pledge for a PB clip to be installed.

Lanyard Caps |  Backerkit

We are only offering these via backerkit after the project ends.  We will be producing limited quantities for Christmas delivery.  After the project ends, we will be using the backerkit to add them on as a first come, first serve basis.

TechLiner Lanyard Cap
TechLiner Lanyard Cap

Backerkit pricing for the lanyard cap will be:

  • $20 for Brass or Copper acid wash
  • $20 for polished Bronze
  • $20 for regular tumble finish
  • $25 for Gonzodized finish 
  • $30 for Black Edition or Blackwash

TechLiner Features:

Magnetically retained cap -- The TechLiner shares the same philosophy as the original Ti2 Pen project... Cap retention without threads. Using 3 rare earth magnets, the cap is pulled on tip or tail with approximately 2 lbs of force. We've accomplished this with a unique custom ring magnet that fits around the tip of the Signo 207 refill series.

Machined grip -- When we designed the Techliner we wanted a tactile grip surface comfortable for extended writing sessions. The machined "grid" pattern offers a non-slip, secure grip

DFM -- Designed For Manufacturing. The TechLiner has only 3 unique parts. Lower unique part count means less setup, tooling cost and machine time in turn getting your rewards out quicker!

Delivers in time for Christmas

Our machines are set up and ready to run and we only need funding to purchase the material for a decent size run.

Original Project

Click HERE to check out the original project.

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Back Story

In art school we were required to use technical pens for our design classes. These "needle point" pens offered open sight lines for great precision and use with rulers and french curves. As a sequel pen project we decided to design a titanium heirloom quality "tech" pen for everyday use.

KickTraq -- Ti2 TechLiner
KickTraq -- Ti2 TechLiner

Risks and challenges

I have a background in design, machining and experience managing production jobs. I know the kinds of problems that arise in the shop and how to deal with them quickly and efficiently.

If this project funds and in order to fulfill we will need to:
1. Source Material -- Multiple vendors and quotes are lined up.
2. Machine the parts -- Lowest risk of the process, our machines are optimized for parts like this insuring quick production and high quality parts.
3. Finishing -- We have multiple finishing tumblers that can accommodate the tumbling needs.
4. Fulfillment -- We do our fulfillment in house to offer direct communication with our backers. Our experience on our last projects have helped us develop accurate fulfillment protocol.

The success of this project depends heavily on getting the word out. Every blog or social networking post counts, so please share. Thanks for your support.

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    ACID WASH BRASS SHORTY-- Ti2 TechLiner Brass pen body (5" version) with 0.7mm black Uni Ball Signo 207 refill. Includes domestic shipping. Add $10 for a clip.

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    TITANIUM TUMBLED FINISH SHORTY -- Ti2 TechLiner titanium pen body (5" version) with 0.7mm black Uni Ball Signo 207 refill. Includes domestic shipping. Add $10 for a clip.

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