NEW Titanium Pen
A few things to share with you today...
New Titanium Pen
First up - I'm going to be launching a new Titanium Pen at the start of this coming week.
I'm going to make the Kickstarter price quite a bit lower than the website price will be (I typically do this with projects because there is a wait for Backers ...plus I'm also making more in one go ...which can bring costs down).
The pen is a "Twist" action. The overall design is almost the same as the famous "click" pen - but the internals are completely different.
Here are some sneak-peak photos for you:
The internal mechanism for pushing out the refill is custom designed and made in-house (and is made out of titanium of course!).
I'll see if I can get more details/photos of the mechanism to you here on the blog again before launch day on Kickstarter next week. Stay tuned...
In my last email to you I launched the CandyCan™.
And get this...
They all sold out in under 7 minutes ...yes, 7 minutes. My mind was blown (and, actually, so was my email inbox ...with emails from people who had missed out on buying one).
Now, the problem is...
I only have so much machining capacity right now (couple of other projects being made on the cnc milling maching right now) ...and I only have so much titanium left.
I'm considering (and it's only a consideration at this point) doing some sort of crowdfund/pre-order thing for these CandyCans™.
The upside to this is that you will be able to guarantee you get your CandyCan™ (and within a reasonable timeframe).
The downside is that I will end up making more than a few dozen and will have to buy in new titanium sheet as soon as possible because I don't have much left in stock (and so this is what will cause a bit of a delay in production).
Truthfully, I'm really not sure what to do right now on them - so if you have any thoughts I am happy to listen to you on this. 🙂
(NOTE: In saying that, I am making some more right now as I type this. However, they are going to be offered to people who signed-up to the private notification list at the bottom of the main CandyCan™ page here.
First Ever Collaboration Now *LIVE*
Woohoo, after 11 years of wanting my "Holy Grail" leather bag...
(it was funded within a few minutes - which is kinda exciting)
It is now *LIVE* on Kickstarter. I talked a little about this bag a couple of blog posts ago.
The bag is a collaboration between Steph at Kohi Point (who does the leather pouches for my various titanium products) and myself.
Apart from the custom, minimalist design and the unbelievable high quality build of the bag - one of the most unique feature of the bag is the all-titanium hardware:
Friction Folder Production
Here's a quick photo of production of the blade for the Flixx™ - Friction Folder Knife I'm making right now.
This is not the final colours of the blades - they ultimately end up with a brighter finish.
A lot of people who order from the website are surprised to discover their product is being shipping from New Zealand.
So, yeah, in case there is any confusion ...I live in New Zealand (moved here to be part of my son's life - he's 9 now). Everything is made in my workshop (or in my machinist's workshop depending on the product) from raw materials. We import everything here.
I live near the beach and right now, while everyone in the northern hemisphere seems to be fighting bitter cold, we're enjoying a very prolonged heat wave! 😀
(below is a photo outside my house near the beach - my son climbing on top of me - happy days...)