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MTN Fountain Pens & Inks Group Buy Details

GROUP BUY ORDERING HAS CLOSED


 

Group Buy?


Fisher of Pens is sponsoring a group buy for the MTN Fountain Pens & Inks Facebook group. This group buy has been organized by Vijay Mistry and I would like to thank him for his hard work in helping to put this together.

The following was established based on a number of polls within the MTN Facebook group. A single pen model and 3 material options have been identified.

 

Model


Our popular Athena was the pen model of choice. The Athena features a cap and body that are the same diameter so the pen is flush when closed. The Athena is not postable and is relatively straight line from end to end with a slight taper leading into the finials. For this group buy the finials will be partially rounded with a rounded over lip and flat end. The grip section will be tapered with a step at the front as shown in the sample pen in the gallery below.

Dimensions are approximately 13.5mm in diameter and approximately 140mm-145mm in length when closed depending on clip or no-clip option.

Shown here are the Starry Night and Copper Earth

 

Material


Jonathon Brooks was tapped to create two custom color mixes that will be exclusive to this group buy. A variation on the Starry Night color pallet and an earth tone pallet that I’m referring to as Copper Earth. These combinations of colors and saturation will remain exclusive to this 2016 group buy.

Based on popular demand a 3rd color was also added to the options however this one is non-exclusive. I requested a color mix of the popular Koi blank line that leaned more towards the magenta purple pallet than his standard mix. The results are beautiful but not exclusive going forward.

A video of the materials can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/FisherOfPens/videos/1426842364008604/

The 3 rods on the left were the poll winners. From left to right, Starry Night, Copper Earth and Magenta Koi. The other two materials did not receive enough votes to be included in this group buy.

 

Nib & Ink


steel-nib-unit-size-6-two-toneThese pens will come with a two-tone steel nib from German manufacturer Jowo. The nib size is #6 and is directly compatible with their lineup of 14k and 18k nibs should the buyer wish to add their own gold nib later. Please note that gold nibs will be the responsibility of the buyer and the pen will come with a steel nib in the line weight selected.

Available in your choice of Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1 and 1.5. Each nib will be installed and dip tested prior to shipping. Each pen will also come with a Schmidt K5 converter installed but is compatible with standard international sized cartridges.

 

Engraving & Numbered Limited Edition


These pens will be Limited Edition identified by the exclusive material selection and engraving. Each pen will be engraved with the following text:

Fisher of Pens LE 2016
Athena 1 of 30

Where the first number is your spot in the order process and the second number is the total number of participants (regardless of material selection). The engraving will be a small font text on the body and will not be color filled.

To be fair to all buyers, specific numbers may not be requested or assigned with the exception of #1 which goes to Vijay for his work in organizing the group buy. Each buyer will receive their number based on the order they completed the order form starting with #2.

The total number of participants is planned to be capped at 30 in order to meet he turn around time of 4-5 months as promised. No entries beyond #30 will be invoiced and the form will be disabled as soon as possible after the limit is reached.

 

Pricing & Ordering


Final pricing is as follows:

  • $170 for No-Clip option as shown in the gallery above
  • $190 if you choose to add a clip
  • +$30 for shipping outside of the United States
  • Domestic shipping is included

Orders will be accepted through the official order form only. Your serial number will be assigned based on the order in which orders are received.

PayPal payment invoices will be sent to the email address provided when filling out the order form. ** Payment will be due in full at the time you receive the invoice. Failure to pay by the order deadline will forfeit your order and exclude you from any future group buys sponsored by Fisher of Pens.

If you are not able to pay via PayPal for whatever reason please reach out to me for alternative payment methods. Note you do not need a PayPal account to pay with your credit card.

 

Fulfillment


Orders will be shipped to the address provided on the order form when all pens are completed. Each pen will come with a basic black gift box and securely boxed and padded for shipment. In order to stay organized pens will not be able to ship early so please don’t ask. Order status updates can be requested through Vijay Mistry on the Facebook page. He will be kept up to date on the status of the entire order. I will do my best to post any order updates to the Facebook page as well but please contact Vijay if you have any direct questions.

Tracking information will be emailed to the email address provided on the order form.


GROUP BUY ORDERING HAS CLOSED