Real Customer Reviews

When creating a new product, it is always exciting to get such positive feedback. The following reviews are from the Kickstarter page for our EDC Ink™ project.   A very big thankyou to everyone that took the time to post and email me your comments! 

 

 

Alex Chai on June 11

Received all 3 pens in Singapore! They are pieces of art! Seamless interface between the barrel & cap. Absolutely gorgeous!

”They are pieces of art! Seamless interface between the barrel & cap. Absolutely gorgeous!”
— Alex Chai

Sandra Mah on June 30

Received my pens a while back but waited for Father's Day to give one to the dad in the family. He loves the craftsmanship and really likes having an American made product. He's looking forward to writing with his stylish new pen. Thanks for creating an attractive quality product.

“He loves the craftsmanship and really likes having an American made product.”
— Sandra Mah

Jonas on June 19

I've got my pen some days ago, but it looks more like a piece of art, and not a tool, therefore I have almost refused it to wear it with keys in the same pocket...

“...it looks more like a piece of art, and not a tool, “
— Jonas

Hasnah Najla on June 26

Received my X1 and X2 pen in indonesia! Have to pay duty for $20 but the pens is beautiful i agree with all the comment that the pen is like piece of art! I will give the X2 pen to finance as a gift and i know he will love it! Thank you so much!!

“...the pens is beautiful i agree with all the comment that the pen is like piece of art!”
— Hasnah Najla

Bill on June 27

Wow! Am I excited. Just received my pens. They are amazing. Functional pens and works of art, all in the same item. I ordered the Icon Pattern, which is spectacular and the Pro, which is really neat. So glad you came up with the concept for your creation. To start with an idea and see it through to fruition, takes talent, skill and perseverance! JOB WELL DONE! Thanks

“Wow! Am I excited….They are amazing. Functional pens and works of art, all in the same item.”
— Bill

 

Gertrude Lok on June 14

Hi Kevin, Just wanted to congratulate you on the great job! The pen (X1 Inverted) is a little masterpiece. I'm very very happy with it!

”... a little masterpiece. I’m very very happy with it!”
— Gertrude Lok


 

Maziar Gorjifar on June 14

Great pens,beautiful design thank you

“Great pens,beautiful design thank you”
— Maziar Gorjifar

 

Johnny Choi on June 12

Received the two x2 pens in Hong Kong. Very great quality. Lovely pens. Gorgeous, superb.

Would be nice if you could notify us when you have a new project. :) Cheers.

“Very great quality. Lovely pens. Gorgeous, superb.”
— Johnny Choi

Patrick Wong on June 11

Received my pens in Sydney Australia!!!!! Yea!!!!!!!!!!

The Barrel and Cap was so seamless that I had a hard time figuring out how to get to the Pen. As a person that resist reading manuals, I was about to unscrew the brass screw as I thought that was the way to get to the pen. Until I read the manual. It's so cool that you cannot tell that it's a pen. Love it!! The build quality is AWESOME!!!

“It’s so cool that you cannot tell that it’s a pen. Love it!! The build quality is AWESOME!!!”
— Patrick Wong

Jauvane Oliveira on June 11

Today I picked up the parcel with the X1+X2 Pro pens and a few accessories. Everything is in top shape. The pens look superb! Nicely done! BTW, this delivery was in Brazil.

“The pens look superb! Nicely done!”
— Jauvane Oliveira

Julien Curé on June 11

Hi Kevin,

just received my X2 Invert. It's a really nice object and the feeling when you have it in hand is amazing.

French post made me paid 25€ for VAT and duty but that's worth it.

Good job Kevin, Bravo !

“ It’s a really nice object and the feeling when you have it in hand is amazing”.
— Julien Curé

morgenstern on June 10

Hi Kevin! I have been using the pen for the last weeks and I really love it. It is beautiful, handy and it has a perfect size.

“I really love it. It is beautiful, handy and it has a perfect size.”
— morgenstern

 

Sam Withers on June 10

Just opened my X1. I've backed a few projects that looked great in the 'sales brochure' but didn't quite meet expectations upon arrival. Happy to report this is not one of them! The machining and etching are of very high quality, and it even writes well! It's quite sturdy to use if you place the back end in your palm. Great job Kevin and thank you. I will keep an eye out for future projects of yours.

“The machining and etching are of very high quality, and it even writes well! It’s quite sturdy”
— Sam Withers

jamie frenken on June 9

thank you Kevin! I have been carrying my invert x1 everyday with pleasure since I got it. it is indispensable. great craftsmanship. Perfect details, size, quality. most expensive pen I ever decided to buy but worth every penny. I am so glad you decided to integrate the key ring. I would not have been so drawn to your design without it. many kickstarter pens missed this important detail. I can put it on my keys, work badge or my pocket. thank you again for one of the best kickstarter projects I have backed. would like to order more pens and wouldn't hesitate to back your future projects. kudos to you and all your hard work.

“...indispensable. great craftsmanship. Perfect details, size, quality. most expensive pen I ever decided to buy but worth every penny.”
— jamie frenken

Matthew on June 8

Got mine today and was blown away by how much the seem between the pen and cap completely disappears and how light there are. The only suggestion I have is to the art work (it s really good) is to have some colour to let the detail stand out more. This was worth the wait.

“... blown away by how much the seem between the pen and cap completely disappears and how light there are.”
— Matthew


 

Marie-Andree
Poisson on June 8

Just got my Funderburgh! Very nice piece of art ... if only I was taking as much notes as I used to do!

“Very nice piece of art.”
— Marie-Andree Poisson

Edd on June 8

Received this pen today!

Well presented and packaged for this beautiful pen, cant wait to use it when i am out and about.

Thank you

“Well presented and packaged for this beautiful pen.”
— Edd

James Canavan on June 5

Bloody gorgeous pen!! Got my Funderburgh a couple days ago and it immediately went on the keychain. Thanks so much!!!

“Bloody gorgeous pen!!!”
— James Canavan

 

Elles on June 5

OMG... How gorgeous and how wonderful Kevin. You have sent me a fantastically done pen. Actually two. they are gorgeous. I can't rave enough. The quality is there. The beauty is there. I cant see where the cap is till I turn it. That was never anything I was looking for or for that matter thought about. But noticed it immediately. So intricately designed. They are outstanding. If you ever do anything again I want to be on your list. I would back you in a nano second. I think this is the most wonderful thing I have gotten from KS. Thank you thank you thank you. And you should have much luck marketing this, I can’t imagine people not wanting to buy them on sight. Good luck and once again thanks

“... fantastically done pen...they are gorgeous. I can’t rave enough.”
— Elles

 

Steve Pappas on June 5

Hi all!

In a word, outstanding. Makes me want to start writing in my journal again, lol.

Great planning and execution Kevin! Thank you for putting a great pen in my pocket.

“...In a word, outstanding. Makes me want to start writing”
— Steve Papas

Dennis Pedersen on June 4

Received my pen today (Hillier X1) and - wow! The finish on it is just surreal. I had no idea you could make a screw-on cap that seamless. I've tried unscrewing it a couple of times and screwing it back on (sometimes forcefully). The motif stays completely aligned and you cannot see where the cap begins! :-D

“... wow! The finish on it is just surreal”
— Dennis Pedersen

 

Gareth Husk on June 1

Been using my pen for about a week and love it.

Time to get a store front up cos I need to get a few more for some friends.

A full size would also be interesting though I think I want an invert X2 for myself first.

“Been using my pen for about a week and love it.”
— Gareth Husk

 

Giacobbe Sentile on June 1

I received the pens and they are beautiful. Thank you very much, couldn't hope for anything better ! It was worth the time!

“...they are beautiful. ...couldn’t hope for anything better !”
— Giacobbe Sentile

Drew B on May 31

Hey Kevin, I got my X1 Invert in the mail a couple days ago. This is incredible! The quality is just so outstanding! I wish I would have gotten the X2 Invert or Pro as well, so I'm ready for more when you are. Thank you for your dedication to superior quality control and intentional communication. By far the best experience I've had here!

“This is incredible! The quality is just so outstanding!”
— Drew B

R~ on May 30

Hey Kevin,

Got mine today. I liked the concept initially, and I though the design was unique, but up close and in your hand..it truly is a sexy beast. Well done!

“...the design was unique, but up close and in your hand..it truly is a sexy beast. Well done!”
— R~

 

Jahquan Ingram on May 29

Received mines today. Really like the packaging and the quote on insert (had to google the meaning). I love how seamless the pen and cap come together. I can't tell where one ends and the other begins. I am definitely interested in ordering more when they come available. Would like to pick up an X2 also. The Invert design is crazy so crazy to the artist and Kevin for making a great pen.

“I love how seamless the pen and cap come together. I can’t tell where one ends and the other begins”
— Jahquan Ingram

 

rafael torrens iii on May 26

This pen has way exceeded my highest expectations. The fit and finish is, simply stated, superb. Love this little seamless-looking rod. It's hefty without being heavy; it has mass. Elegant, understated, but of obvious quality. Looks very expensive, and acts it, too.

Love the stealth, to anybody else, it is not a pen.

Now I'm sorry I did not also order the larger one, I'm sure it would compliment this little one.

“This pen has way exceeded my highest expectations.”
— Rafael Torrens III

Rick Gilchrist on May 22

Finally got my pen today. UK customs were holding it so I had to pay an additional £15 to get my hands on it.

All I can do is echo so many of the comments made already. The quality of manufacturing is top drawer. You really can't see the join. Feels great in the hand and writes so smoothly.

Great job Kevin!

“The quality of manufacturing is top drawer..”
— Rick Gilchrist

morgenstern on May 22

I finally got my pen today! It's truly amazing! And the personal handwritten thank message is really precious!

Thank you very much Kevin!

“It’s truly amazing!”
— morgenstern

 

Tommy Fjordbøge on May 21

Just got my X2 today and it really is an impeccable piece of engineering.

A solid feel and fits perfectly on my keychain. Im sure this will last longer than me :)

Thanks for you dedication to this Kevin.

“... it really is an impeccable piece of engineering.”
— Tommy Fjordbøge

 

Jesse Lira on May 20

This is seriously the best kickstarter I've ever backed. Flawless product, great consistent communication, seriously just fricken awesome. So awesome...

Anyway, I must know where and when I can buy more. I regret not getting the full size pens! Please, oh please, where can I get more!

I keep throwing my money at the screen, but I'm not getting pens!

“Flawless product, ...seriously just friken awesome.”
— Jesse Lira


Snuffles00 on May 18

I have to say this is one of the best kickstarters I have backed. Communication was impeccable, and the product is far superior than I expected. The quality is astounding. It is my EDC as it is on my key chain and I have used it several times. The smooth twist of the cap is great. Even the packaging and design is nice and clean. It is a great product and I can't rave enough about it. Thanks!

“... the product is far superior than I expected”
— Snufflesoo

 

Aaron on May 16

I got mine and wow, it's worth the wait! This is exactly as promised. I know some other pen projects also claimed to have seamless caps but weren't actually seamless. See for yourself:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--5i84WREARI/VVbEHp6DN_I/AAAAAAABwNc/tMyWf-1X8b8/s0/bf1.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P7TEOlFIaV0/VVbEHjuYhlI/AAAAAAABwNg/Y6vrPU4BLII/s0/bf2.jpg

This project was professional from start to finish, including how it dealt with setbacks like getting the pen refills. Thanks Kevin!

“This is exactly as promised.”
— Aaron

 

Andreas Hitzig on May 14

Received my X1 naked yesterday and it's phenomenal. So precisely machined that one can not see where the cap screws off - amazing.

Thanks for this great project.

“... it’s phenomenal.”
— Andreas Hitzig

 

Deon Siah on May 14

Hi Kevin I just received my pen and I am very happy with it. It is exactly as described and the packaging is also very professionally done. Best Kickstarter I have supported thus far and I will definitely support your future projects! ^^

“.... It is exactly as described”
— Deon Siah

r-ice on May 13

received mine, i am impressed. Kinda wished I got an engraved one

“...I am impressed.”
— r-ice

Pamela Broadwater on May 12

Love this pen! So worth the wait! Kevin, you were so good about keeping everyone informed of your progress and writing a personal note was above and beyond customer service!

“Love this pen!”
— Pamela Broadwater

velijoze on May 12

I backed quite a few Kickstarter projects but the quality of the pen puts this one amongst top three. Lovely work Kevin. Thanks again.

“Lovely work.”
— velijoze

T on May 11

Pens arrived in jersey and wow are they awesome! Talk of the teachers room today! Keep up the great work!

“...wow are they awesome!”
— T

 

BOJAN on May 11

Got my pen in Norway,and It's amazing.

How can I order more?

Thank you

“Got my pen in Norway,and It’s amazing. How can I order more?.”
— BOJAN

 

LuAnn Deibert on May 9

EDC Blank Forces pen is now being carried in Vegas!!! totally awesome pen looks and feels like WOW.... how do I get more?

“Totally awesome pen looks and feels like WOW.... how do I get more?”
— LuAnn Deibert

Tommy Maxwell on May 9

Just received my pen today. I am amazed at the quality of this thing! You did an outstanding job! I appreciate the personalized thank you note too. Thank you so much for this awesome EDC pen! It is coming with me everywhere! I highly recommend your company and your product to everyone! Great job!

“I am amazed at the quality of this thing!“
— Tommy Maxwell

Ehren Welch on May 8

Got my X1 sapling yesterday! The fit and build quality is out of this world. I love having a pen on my keychain that disappears when I don't need it. The engraving is very nicely done. My only caveat is that it is already starting to rub off. Will the engraving eventually come off completely or just fade with time?

“The fit and build quality is out of this world. I love having a pen on my keychain that disappears when I don’t need it”
— Ehren Welch

Ali Rafiaie on May 8

Just got the pen and love it. The quality is out of this world. But the small one is a bit too small for my hand and I am going to order the big one. Keep up the good work. Many thanks.

“The quality is out of this world.”
— Ali Rafiaie

 

Nick Masciotti on May 7

Just got my pen! The personal thank you on the receipt speaks a lot about you and your company! Love the pen and now I want the bigger one also.

“Love the pen and now I want the bigger one also”
— Nick Masciotti

Erica on May 6

i received my package today too and it's truly beautifully made! thank you so much :)

“... it’s truly beautifully made!“
— Erica

 

Mason Delpino on May 6

My pen (naked X1 version) came in the other day! It's already right at home on my EDC keychain, where it will live forever :)

In case anyone is wondering, the exact refill the X1 pen comes with (at least mine did) is the Ohto R-4C7NP Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen Refill - D1 - 0.7 mm (I found it at Jetpens for $1.20). Can't wait to use mine enough to need a refill! Cheers.

-Mason

“It’s already right at home on my EDC keychain, where it will live forever :) “
— Mason Delpino

ks123 on May 4

I received mine today. It is perfect. Beautiful project. Thank you

“... It is perfect”
— ks123

Brandon Paterak on May 2

Got my X2 today and I couldn't be happier! What a beauty!

This is by far my favorite backed project!

Do you plan on selling these regularly after the campaign is completed?

“I couldn’t be happier! What a beauty!”
— Brandon Paterak

 

Jason on May 1

got my naked x1 today! :) amazing work!! love the pen and the packaging and the personalized thank you! :)

amazing work.. looking forward to the engraved pen!

“...love the pen and the packaging“
— Jason

Aaron

My pen draws comments whenever I lend it out!

Regarding wear, my engraving has smoothened and lightened a bit, but it's still very obvious. It looks like there are some dents on my pen, though. It's a hard life on my keychain...

“My pen draws comments whenever I lend it out!“
— Aaron

 

Rafael Torrens III

So....Anybody want to sell me their pen? I got only one, and now I'd like the large version for myself, and my wifey wants one also! THX

“I got only one, and now I’d like the large version for myself, and my wifey wants one also!”
— Rafael Torrens III

I'm happy to say that there are actually quite a few more great reviews but this page is getting way too long :)