Mark Two: A Minimal and Durable Pocket Pen

Created by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt

Mark Two is a custom machined, all-metal pocket pen small enough to take with you, but extends to a full length when in use.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Thank you!
10 days ago – Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 01:39:07 AM

Hey lovely backers, 

THANK YOU! We didn’t know what it would be like to launch a project in the middle of a global pandemic, but we are thrilled this project is moving forward and we are excited to work on it. So thanks, as always, for your support! 

In maintaining the delicate balance of keeping you informed about the project progress without flooding your inboxes, we plan to send project updates at a roughly once-a-month cadence. So expect the first update in about a month! If you are interested in more frequent updates, consider following us on Instagram, Twitter, or especially, subscribing to our podcast

For now, you can just sit back and enjoy following along with the project. We won’t be sending out the survey to gather your mailing address and any addition add-ons you might want until much later. 

If you know anyone that missed out on the Kickstarter, we opened up a pre-order store where they can get on board and follow along with project progress. 

Until next time!

Tom & Dan

about 1 month ago – Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 03:39:55 AM

We weren’t sure what the response would be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the middle of a global pandemic, so we are super pumped about how things are going so far! We reached our funding goal about 3.5 hours after launching, and it was a personal record for most raised in the first day (just edging out Mark One). So thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you have never backed one of our campaigns before, welcome! We hope you enjoy the ride. We will be doing project updates roughly once a month, to avoid inundating folks’ inboxes. If you would like more frequent updates, follow us on Instagram or Twitter, or subscribe to our podcast. And speaking of the podcast, we just recorded a new episode talking all about our thinking behind the Mark Two.

We typically don’t do any paid advertising and generally rely on word of mouth, so if you know anyone that would be interested in Mark Two, please send them a link to this project!

To answer a couple frequent questions: if you want to back for multiple pens, just add +$85 (for black+silver) or +$105 (for black+black) to your pledge total. Keep the shipping cost as is. Or, you can just wait until we send out the address survey, at which point you will have a chance to add on additional pens at the Kickstarter price. We will also have an option to add on extra Schmidt Mini refills.

That’s all for now, we look forward to having you all along for the ride!

Until next time,

Tom & Dan

PS. Our buddy Jeff coincidentally launched a Kickstarter project the exact same day as us, for an analog productivity system for your desk. A perfect companion to our first pen, the Mark One. Check it out.