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Very Interesting Pen On Kickstarter


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#1 allebannep

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 19:11

I think this pen is very interesting, it definitely stands out from the croud.

Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

 

https://www.kickstar...a?ref=user_menu

 

 



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#2 zaddick

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 19:45

I am not big on captured converter pens.

#3 Force

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 20:48

It needs a protrusion...to prevent it rolling of a table.

#4 mike.jane

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 23:38

I agree with the OP. This looks really interesting. I think a lot of people could get into this industrial, all metal, 'retro-future' kinda design.

I also agree with Force. If only there were some kind of nub to stop the pen from rolling.

 

The kickstarter campaign itself I also find pretty.... I don't want to say 'bland', informative yet un-energetic. This could really project some more enthusiasm and have prettier, funner pictures and video.



#5 TassoBarbasso

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 14:23

Broadly speaking, much better than other Kickstarter projects.

 

Does anyone know who's the manufacturer? They mention a factory in Northern Italy that makes pens for "a few of the most renown Italian and German pen brands". I would be curious to know which brands?



#6 Pickwick

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 15:34

I'm curious about the vibration absorbing system. How much vibration is caused when writing to affect the nibs performance. After all the maker claims the nib is a smooth writer!


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#7 Jamerelbe

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 20:35

I'm a bit bemused by the vibration absorbing system, but otherwise it looks like a pretty intriguing design - and Loclen have (apparently) run at least one successful fountain pen Kickstarter before today, so... Very tempting!

#8 da vinci

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 22:20

Very interesting design, and I like it.

Force's point about a roll stopper is a good one, and like others I am rather unclear on what the VAS actually is/does.

#9 mike.jane

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 23:55

Oh, it's interesting -and a bit against the actual idea of kickstarter- to note that their goal was only 1.000Euro. Of course, they surpassed that (by time of writing) 15 times over.

Now, basically that implies that they did not actually need capital to get their project 'started' and that -maybe- for this particular project the kickstarter was more a sales venue than anything else.

 

Not that you're not 'allowed' to do that. It's just not really how it's supposed to be.

 

But, as success is what matters, if it's a good pen, no one will mind.



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Posted 10 November 2016 - 22:31

For those interested in knowing more about the vibration absorption system, here is an explanation the Creator put up online (in the comments section), that sheds at least a little light on it:

 

Here a few explanations regarding the VAS system: 
 
The nib front section and the barrel are not joined by a tight screw system like in any other pen, but by three perfectly fitting gum rings (O-rings) that mediate the junction between the main two parts. The section is perfectly tight, you won’t feel any loose action, however the rings would provide a better flexibility compared to a strong and steady rigidity of the traditional system because the vibrations of the nib scratching on paper are absorbed and held by the gum rather than transferred to the barrel. It is hard to say or to measure how much benefit you can get, but one thing is for sure, you definitely get some writing improvements compared to the traditional system. 
 
I completed this pen in last August and I kept using it up to now, I enjoy writing with this pen much more than any other pen I made before, I am super positive about the results I have achieved with this pen. 


#11 Raidon

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 00:50

It is different to the minimalistic design of zero. Looks like there are more fp being created which is always good.

#12 Jan2016

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 16:59

Thanks for the tip! Looks very interesting



#13 Biber

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 18:56

Who knew writing with a fountain pen was such a high impact act!


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#14 Cyqa

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 19:03

The pen looks interesting- I don't think I would buy it personally, but it's always exciting to see fountain pen projects on kickstarter. 



#15 toltotoll61

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:35

Very interesting indeed and also very good looking pen.

I would like to go for the copper option, it is very tempting, but I also like the black finishing.

I know that copper tends to develope some oxidation over time, I have a brass pen and I like it a lot, so that option appeals to me a lot.



#16 Dragos

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 08:53

Very interesting indeed and also very good looking pen.

I would like to go for the copper option, it is very tempting, but I also like the black finishing.

I know that copper tends to develope some oxidation over time, I have a brass pen and I like it a lot, so that option appeals to me a lot.

I agreed copper finishing is very nice, tends to develop some patina after sometimes.

I like this pen too, and this launching price seems to be very good. I will probably order one.

I am happy I came across this post because I am new to kickstarter. thank you  



#17 lovingball

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 15:26

I have two fountain pens from Loclen and they are wanderful writing instruments, i think this idea of introducing new models at a lower price is very good.

I agree that this new model really stands out from the rest.



#18 Aysedasi

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 20:18

To resurrect this, I have a copper one.  (It's for sale on FPN right now......  ;)).  



#19 Inkling13

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 21:13

Interesting design but you haven’t gained anything more over the other pena based on schmit nibs.

#20 bbs

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 19:15

When did yours arrive, Aysedasi? Still waiting for my black chrome .....






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