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ROHK bolt-action pen on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by aphex2k, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Holliday

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    Are you the creator of that item?
     
  2. Westerdutch

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    That sure is one expensive plastic pen!
     
  3. Gary Gross

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    Perhaps it's the cost of the "free" aluminum cache?
     
  4. Westerdutch

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    Oh yeah, that adds a lot of value... better order one quick #FOMO !!
     
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  5. aphex2k

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    Negative. Just wondered what people thought. I've hit it. I like these random KS projects sometimes turn out good.
     
  6. aphex2k

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    I've seen some very expensive aluminium pens too. Go figure!
     
  7. Westerdutch

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    I think its a tick cumbersome overpriced toy. Props to the guy for the marketing swang and actually managing to sell these tho!
     
  8. Westerdutch

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    Well something can be said about aluminium pen pricing.... Manually milling a pen is quite a bit more expensive and a lot of work so i can see how custom makers ask higher prices. This plastic pen here if produced in a couple hundred pieces will probably have a total cost of 5-10 bucks max. Also, a plastic 'tactical' pen might actually stand a chance at doing tactical things... like break a car window.
     
  9. aphex2k

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    I know what you mean, but you're comparing a mass produced plastic pen to a custom manually milled ally one. What I mean is, ally is cheap and easily machined in bulk by machines. I wouldn't expect a plastic pen to break glass reliably. But it's a pen, interesting design, could be used as a striking implement.... I'm interested. If v1 turns out crap, we help with feedback and v2 is on track to be better. At least, that's how I see it.
     
  10. Holliday

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    I see. While I appreciate the time and effort it takes to bring something like that to market, the pen is hideous. It looks like something a toddler would use to learn to write with. You'll never see that clipped to the pocket of a suit-wearing executive, something that a lot of other pens in this genre can do, and a big part of the sales for "tactical pens."

    Also, these types of things are always marketed wrong, IMO. The fact that it is advertised as a weapon means it will be most likely be flagged with TSA.

    Gecko45 must be salivating over this thing.
     
  11. aphex2k

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    I'm thinking, Cold Steel Shark? Essentially a yawara/kubotan with the added bonus of a tiny useless felt tip marker inside...
     
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  12. TiBoy

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    Toys "R" Us
     
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  13. ItsHardToKnow

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  14. rat-7

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    I had an aluminum cache like that but mine came with a cigar, not a pen. :smoke:
     
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