Yesterday, the Kickstarter for the Venturi One pen launched. The Venturi pen is a minimalistic, hand-machined pen designed especially for the ever-popular Hi-Tec-C refill. This pen looks very promising, should the fundraising pan out well. The standard version is machined from solid 304 stainless steel, but they are making sterling silver and yellow gold versions available, too. The driving idea is a pen whose ultra-minimalistic design and materials will last a lifetime.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on one. I’ve only recently grown to really love the Hi-Tec-C and I’ve been keeping an eye out for compatible high-quality pens. I’m especially excited about the optional base they have created to house the pen: a cube of polished, cast concrete, in which the pen rests standing upright. Also, from the photos it looks like there’s a step up to the cone of the pen, which is unusual, and indicates to me that the barrel is very slim indeed.
Do check out their Kickstarter page if you’re interested. They stress that this is a project and they need to work out a bug in the design, and after they receive the new prototype they’ll release a new video and photos. Keep your eyes peeled! At any rate, the lowest backing rate is only £20. And — even better — there is free international shipping!