TiBolt - The American Made, Titanium, Bolt Action Pen
Ended Stage : A Design Event
My name is Brian Fellhoelter.
I’m a Toolmaker from Arizona.
The TiBolt has already won an award for the Best Non Knife Accessory at the 2012 Usual Suspect Network’s Gathering against some pretty stiff competition, including pens from a well known manufacturer and a custom pen maker. Enough about that, let’s get down to what I am offering.
What we have here is the latest iteration of the pen that I have been making for years, but with several improvements. Instead of just one guy, the TiBolt will now be built by an experienced team of American craftsmen.
First, the TiBolt is 100% Titanium. Everything is Titanium except the ink cartridge, the spring, the O-ring, and the stylus nib.
The Body? Titanium.
If it can be Titanium, it is.
Second, one of the great options for the TiBolt is to add a Stylus Nib to the end of it. Made from capacitive silicone, the Stylus Nib works great on the touchscreens for your tablets and smartphones. It works a lot better than my fat fingers do, that’s for sure. The Stylus Nib is held in place with the pocket clip screwed into a hidden Titanium carrier. This carrier doesn’t need to be Titanium as you can’t even see it, but it is.
Third, I simplified and improved the TiBolt to now accept Parker style refills. The new design also eliminates the need for any tools to change the ink refills. To swap refills, simply unscrew the tip, remove the old one and replace with a new one. Screw the tip back on and you’re back in business. The TiBolt will arrive already loaded with ink because it’s just silly to receive a pen that doesn’t work right out of the box. Each TiBolt will ship with a Schmidt Easy Flow 9000 ink cartridge. For those that prefer a different ink refill, you can replace it with any of the wonderful Parker format refills widely available all around the world. The tip includes an O-ring to provide friction and keep it from inadvertently unscrewing on you during the incessant playing you WILL do with this pen.
Finally, there are now Four distinct versions of the TiBolt.
The TiBolt is addictive. You
will find yourself cycling the bolt action mechanism through its paces
repeatedly. Annoy your friends and family as you obsessively Click and Thwack the
bolt while thinking, reading, watching TV, etc… I know I do, as do many of my
The TiBolt is American Made.
All the work for the TiBolt is being done right here in the USA. This is important to me as I am a big fan of keeping America employed. Not only is it American made, it’s made by myself and my friends, in our own studios and shops. We are professional knife/gadget makers, and are pretty good at what we do. I have a good, solid, conscientious team assembled ready to build your TiBolt.
Why Am I Here on JumpStart City?
My first foray into crowdfunding was spectacularly successful, in terms of the amount of pens ordered.
There is a surprisingly large, and growing demand for this pen, and I just do not have the funds to manufacture as many as I need to get the price down.
So, here we are.
You get a great deal, on an outstanding American Made Pen, and American manufacturers get to keep working, and keep getting their wages and bills paid.
I also really want to help Jump Start City get off to a good start, as I feel the world is ready for a different model than the one we are accustomed to.
The material for 1000 pens is already on hand, paid for, and running at the machine shop.
So, there you have it, the TiBolt Re-Booted.
Thanks for your time in making it this far, and I sure hope that I have captured your interests and desires enough to convince you that you need a TiBolt in your life!
TiBolt - The American Made, Titanium, Bolt Action PenThe American Made, 100% Titanium, Bolt Action Pen with optional Capacitive Stylus Nib!