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Xs Pocket Fountain Pen - A New Kickstarter Project From Ensso

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#1 Jamerelbe

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 22:31

Just over a weekend ago I received an update from Ensso pens, advising me that they'd just launched a new Kickstarter project.  Having backed (and very much enjoyed) their Piuma last year, I was right on top of this project too: a very reasonable 'start-up' price for what looks like a great EDC pocket pen.

 

I have no financial interest in Ensso (other than as a backer), but one of his collaborators on the latest project (username caiello) has posted something about it on the "USA - North America" forum.  As a new member of the forum, he's not able to post in Market Watch - so I've agreed to do so for him.  The project is already well over the minimum level for funding (nearly US$50,000 for a $5,000 goal), but for the price/discount I'd say it's well worth checking out!  Link to the project is below - to comment on the original post go to http://www.fountainp...in-pen-by-ensso.

 

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Hello FPN friends,

 

I am an architect and product designer and recently designed a pocket fountain pen for Ensso- a Los Angeles-based writing instruments brand. This pen was conceived with mobility in mind. It is one of the smallest fountain pens in the world, but it grows into a regular size pen when posted- making it ideal for everyday carry. In addition, the cap is secured by o-rings, allowing a fast uncapping. The XS has twelve facets that prevent it from rolling down your desk and it is available in several aluminum and brass finishes. It is equipped with #5 Peter Bock nibs made in Germany and it uses standard international ink cartridges or small aerometric converters.

 
 
I hope this is a good place to inform the FPN community about the design if not, I would appreciate if you could point me in the right place. 
I am looking forward to hearing your comments.
 
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#2 ian1964

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 00:05

Thanks for the nod. It is definitely an interesting design. Sadly. I just don't find metal pens comfortable :(



#3 sdbruder

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:33

Im a backer of that kickstart too, waiting for my t ansiously!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 20:15

Thanks!



#5 Jamerelbe

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 05:13

The latest update on the XS Pocket Fountain Pen: you can order these pens with steel OR gold OR TITANIUM nibs:

 

For an additional $40, you can *upgrade* your nib to titanium (please note, these nibs are larger - think the Kaweco Perkeo nib rather than the Kaweco Sport!)

For an additional $115, you can upgrade to a gold nib (same size as the steel).

For an *extra* $20, you can purchase *additional* steel nibs.

For an *extra* $60, you can purchase *additional* titanium nibs.

For an *extra* $135, you can purchase *additional* gold nibs.

 

I've upgraded my pledge to allow for a titanium nib - I hear that these are not as 'flexy' as their #6 counterparts - and Carlo (who's running the Kickstarter) thinks the smaller Kaweco Sport-syle nibs look better on these small pens - but I've got plenty of these smaller steel nibs lying around, and I like the idea of going for something different!



#6 Astron

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 13:31

Looks nice. Although I think I would have made some kind of guidance for the cap so the facets would be always aligned to each other.

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#7 sdbruder

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 16:59

I have pledged for 2 XS Pocket Pens, but Im thinking of reverting that to a single one with titanium nib.. 



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 20:03

Thanks for posting!  I'm in for 1 pen.  I'm thinking brass with a 1.1 stub.


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#9 sidthecat

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 22:45

Nice. Make one with a ringtop and I’ll join the queue.

#10 Astron

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 00:11

 

Nice. Make one with a ringtop and I’ll join the queue.

I doubt the cap would hold.


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#11 Jamerelbe

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:59

Just a heads up: as I post this reply, the Kickstarter project has 14 hours to go.  $70,000+ pledged for a $5,000 goal, so it'll go ahead (and probably be somewhat delayed in terms of shipping :(), but... not much time left if you were still thinking of jumping on board!

 

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[Also worth noting: there is now an optional add-on clip available - details on Campaign page.]


Edited by Jamerelbe, 15 March 2018 - 02:01.






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