Hi fountain pen frends.
My name is Martin and I began my fountain pen journey in elementary school,
then i lost the connection with fountain pen for many many years.
But in 2013 I found accidentally FPN website, and the "sparkle" come back to me
I started to write with different fountain pens at least for 4 hours a day.
I read a lot of interesting post here, seen many videos on youtube ...
I simply love writing with fountain pen, so I decited to make a foutain pen,
that will be very special for me. Well, I went to 9 CNC "gurus" and they
say that they dont have time for things like this.
I was prepare to pay them ofcorse,
but their time was much more precious.
Then I went to a factory, where they make fountain pens for other brands.
They were wery polite and give me some good inforamation, but they say,
that the mould for FP is +xxxxeuros and the MOQ is at least 20.000 pieces.
At that time, I thougt, that my dreams of having my own fountain pen
will never gonna happen. But I did'nt sleep.
I write to mr. Bock, who send me test nibs and ink feed sistems with housing.
That was my extra motivation. And I reply to him, that when I will have my own brand,
I will use only his nibs, and triple sistems.
In that time was 3D printing something new, I found an "architect" in London,
who make me 3D file from my scatches. And then I ordered my first 3D pen.
It came in very bad condition. After approx. 14 updates, I finnaly recive a working prototipe.
I was so proud, that I say to myself, that I will make a fountain pen brand.
I think is time to say, that I am not special FP master, or guru,
and I have a loooot more to learn about fountain pens,
but my love or addiction to fountain pen is much stronger than that.
So i decited, to give my project on Kickstarter, witch ends on 28th of febraury.
(well I don't know if I can post link here, so that admin don't say I am advertisting for free)
If you are interested, I will be happy to send you KS link
for my Storyteller fountain pens in message.
I will apriciate any comment, good or bad. Bad even more, becose, I will
have extra reason, to make it evan better.
In case, that KS project will be not successful, that will not stop me.
In any way, I will make my own brand of fountain pens.
I know, that I just did a small step, but I did it.
And that is what matters to me.
I invested a lot of my time, money and nerves,
but if I have had another chance I would do it all the same.
I think I learned in this process much more than just
tehnical aspect, this experience make my life better in a special way
Well, that is my short story
If you were wondering, where is the sunny side of Alps,
That is small country sLOVEnija.
(neighbor of Italy, Austria, Croatia, nad Hungary)
I must ask you - did you ever thought of having your own
brand of fountain pen?
(Sorry for my "broken" english)