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KOSMOS ink Magnetic Fountain Pen

Editor's Rating
4.8?
Discovered on 2018-05-28

Elevate your writing experience with the KOSMOS ink Magnetic Fountain Pen by stilform. From their original award-winning pen comes another step in innovation with this premium design. Minimalist yet practical, the KOSMOS ink is complete with magnets which pull the cap onto the pen. In addition, the pen is complete with chamfered edges to prevent rolling on surfaces. Incredibly, the cleverly placed magnets perfectly align the chamfered edges of the cap and body. Likewise, thanks to the magnets, the cap provides the perfect magnetic force for fidgeting. The high-grade materials complete the aesthetic of the KOSMOS ink and the clean design is absent of threads on the grip section. The nib comes in four sizes as well as four colors including steel, black steel, titanium, and 14K gold. Most importantly, the KOSMOS ink features German nibs by Peter Bock for the most exceptional and smooth ink flow.

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Material Options :
Aluminum , Titanium
Features :
Chamfered Surfaces, Anti-roll, Fidget Functions, Magnetic Cap
Nibs :
Steel, Black Steel, Titanium, 14K Gold
Nib Sizes :
Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad
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Manish Gunda
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What is the weight of this brass version pen?
gryphonent
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Thanks for the writing samples. Very helpful. One question that remains unanswered though: What are the pros and cons between the titanium and brass version, e. g. patina changing color, weight etc.? How to select the brass version? And what is the price tag for the black brass pen?
Tom Alaerts
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How much would the black brass variant cost?
Sorry if I overlooked it.
Igor Coelho
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Will there be a way to order a nib after the campaign ended? Thank you.
stilform
Review from Kickstarter
@YLF
Feel free to add the amount for another pen to your current pledge. You are able to choose your color (or add another product) in our Backerkit survey after the KS campaign. @Pham Vu Phong
You are able to choose all accessories including the nibs and nib sizes in our upcoming Backerkit survey. @Manish Gunda
We are big fans of the golden nibs in EF. Thanks for your suggestion :) @Chris
Thank you! We are proud to have such a great community. @Alexander
We think F is a very great fit for all surfaces. @gryphonent
Thanks for your suggestion. We will do that in our next update! @Creative
1. We don’t have experience with nib customizing, but I would suggest to choose the titanium nib. But please keep in mind that the titanium nibs are bead blasted. I am not sure if it’s possible to bead blast them again after the thinning process.
2. We are always trying to give our backers the best prices and the highest benefit. We had a stretch goal in our previous campaign (free refills) as a gift. But it’s impossible for us to provide a free upgrade to the clip version, because the tooling, assembly process and titanium coating is quite expensive. 10€ is our special KS price for our early supporters. The final retail price will be higher.
3. You can find a simple technical drawing in our campaign. The widest diameter of the pen body is 13mm. Let me know if you need more information :) We are also quite happy with the ergonomics of our pen - I am sure you will be satisfied! @Roswitha @Alexander @Georg
Thanks for your time to answer the questions of Alexander and George! @Frank
Yes that’s right. You can also add another pen in our upcoming Backerkit survey. @Paul
Maybe in the future, but please keep in mind that a natural uncoated (polished) brass surface is not scratch resistant. We are planning to release different special editions of our pens with a special price for our early supporters in the future. @Daisuke
You are able to choose all accessories in our upcoming Backerkit survey right after the campaign has ended. @Bjorn
This is technically not possible, because every cap is made individually for the specific pen. So we will have a clipless version of KOSMOS ink and another version with clip. @Franz
Yes, it has an inner liner, in the form of the two magnets touching each other inside the cap and therefore creating a 'closed' nib chamber in the front of the cap. The cap itself also touches the handle in the capped position which works as a second barrier. Best,
Christoph & Martin
YLF
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Hi, 
Can I add multiple pens or pay the difference to change material in Backerkit survey?
stilform
Review from Kickstarter
Hey guys, You are right! It's an incredible time for us now and we want to make it perfect. We will definitely reply tomorrow :) Have a great day.
-Chris
Creative
Review from Kickstarter
Greetings, I know you are busy and do not mean to be unkind but 'tomorrow' was three days ago. :)
Pham Vu Phong
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How to choose gold nib?
Alexander Kazachkov
Review from Kickstarter
I think I will await stilform’s “guide for nibs” and will see, what I choose then after.
stilform
Review from Kickstarter
@Dear all, thanks for participating in our pre-production survey recently!
We are really busy right now preparing and coordinating the production of pens and order of all nibs and accessories etc. We will try to answer all questions tomorrow and provide writing samples of the different nib sizes soon. You do not need to decide on the nib sizes until the final Backerkit survey right after the campaign has ended.
Also thanks to everybody who's helping out fellow backers with valuable info.
Best,
Martin
Manish Gunda
Review from Kickstarter
I did use titanium nibs they are wet and did not like it. Plain steel nibs or black lacquer coated nibs perform very well.
Chris
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@Alexander Kazachkov According to an email I sent to Bock, “The most flexible nib material is titanium but with too much pressure, it can be hard to write.” Since you are likely to write on cheap copy paper — as I do — I would recommend F or EF nibs. 14k gold is probably the better if you can afford it, if not, maybe a steel nib is better. This is only my limited understanding, you may want to check http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/220181-titanium-nib-from-bock/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch… (23:03)
Alexander Kazachkov
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@Roswitha Prochazka Good. Thank you!
Roswitha Prochazka
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@Alexander Kazachkov Peter Bock is a well-established, high-quality manufacturer. I expect it to perform very well, without scratching or splotching.
Alexander Kazachkov
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I especially am interested in the Titanium nib and want to use it for university.
Alexander Kazachkov
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@Roswitha Prochazka What do you thing - will nib size F (fine) scratch, or is this Peter Bock nib good on all paper surfaces?
gryphonent
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@Creator: Please add a section in the campaign text that explains - ideally with writing samples - the different nibs (material and size). I'm also wondering as to the quality aspect between titanium and brass. Pros and cons? Please don't merely post in the comments here but improve the campaign page to address these questions.thank you.
Creative
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Greetings, Just backed a couple of pens to ask some questions if I may: 1. I plan to send the nibs in to a nib customizer to change to a flex nib. Would Titanium or gold be better for thinning so that it becomes a flex nib? 2. Clip was a stretch goal - congrats in getting it but 10 euro seem really high for a clip - especially a stretch goal that is essentially made up of a bent wire. I would have thought that a stretch goal like that would be a free option. Just wondering. 3. I may have missed it but what is the diameter of the body? I wish that the trip section was more of a concave shape rather than just a straight slope. Concave shape allows a hold to be more relaxed as the finger grip falls into a natural indentation. Of course, I doubt that you are going to change the design but figure I'll make a note. All in all, a beautiful design on the magnetic clip. Bravo.
Roswitha Prochazka
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@Georg Wild A calligraphy nib may look cool, but it is not so easily usable. Especially if you are writing cursive. The upstrokes are very different from an ordinary pen nib, and you have to hold the pen itself at an angle to the paper and to the line you are writing on. So this would be rather a speciality than an everyday product. @Alexander Kazachkov The nib sizes only differ in the width of the line they produce. EF and F will look in width as if you are writing with a good fineliner. M and B are the sizes you usually see in schools. They are just a bit broader. The only other difference is that if you are using paper with a structure (paper that is uneven), the thinner nibs are more likely to snag on the paper. But on smooth paper they all work just the same.
Alexander Kazachkov
Review from Kickstarter
I also share the same question as @Bjorn Steens and @kris. The most important for me: I still cannot decide with which nib size I should go. I do not know how they differ exactly from each other. I also have another question: how much would the titanium version of the base cost?
Frank Chen
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I already backed one Titanium. How can I add one more Aluminium for €55? Should I only add the cost as totally €172 on pledge sheet?
Paul
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Is there any chance of seeing a full, uncoated brass body that will patina with time? The black brass body is very sharp, but I'd love to see the brass by itself.
Georg Wild
Review from Kickstarter
Is there any chance to get a calligraphic nib?
I feel 1.1-1.5 mm widths are everyday usable ... and look incredibly cool.
Daisuke Kobayashi
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I surprised myself replying to survey. When I get 2 kinds of pen, I would like to select two converters and two pen tip. How do I answer? In fact the amount of pledge is the total amount of titanium and aluminum.
kris
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+1 see request Bjorn Steens
Bjorn Steens
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Will there be a possibility to select an extra cap: e.g. buy a pen with a cap without clip and add an extra cap with clip, so you can choose which one you need for the specific occasion?
Franz Dimson
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Hello there! I’m not sure if this has already been asked but does the cap have an inner liner to prevent the nib from drying out? Thank you! Loving this design btw!
stilform
Review from Kickstarter
@donaldhui
thanks for contacting us. As I said in our email conversation last week: We initiated the international investigation request (this process cannot be solved in one week). We will do our best to solve this asap. We have solved all customers issues so far and we will solve yours too :) I will send you a proof sheet of our investigation request via email later today. In case your package is lost we will replace your order free of charge. I hope that helps, PS.: We have taken a rest over the weekend and we are currently answering all emails and messages on Kickstarter. Sorry for the delay! Have a great day,
-Chris
donaldhui
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@stilform - This's Backer Number #1,535 and I have backed "KOSMOS Titan • 2-PACK". As promised by Chris, you guys will initiate an international investigation request. I have tried to reach out your team twice via PM and the comment section in your previous project in the past week but in vain. Is there any update on the international investigation request result? I am looking forward to collect the pen asap. Many thanks.
stilform
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@Adil Titanium nibs have a little more flexibility than steel nibs. So if you apply more pressure the tines of the nib spread out a little so that you can write a broader line. However, there won't be such a line difference as with a real flex nib. @Tanax We will release an update with the survey about the next stretch goal tomorrow ;) @Leesa Yes, the different nibs are interchangable, so you can switch the nibs of your Kosmos ink pen. @Martin There won't be any special tools required. We will provide instructions how to change the nib along every pen. You basically just need to un/screw and align them. @Chris Shaw We aren't aware there are any rose gold Bock nibs - where did you see them? The minimum order quantities are really high at Bock for special editions. @Chris Thanks for the suggestion. We will definitely look into this. @Brad We didn't experience any negative influence on the ink flow. I only heard once that it may affect the ink flow if you post the magnetic cap on the back of the pen, but that is not possible with the Kosmos ink anyways. @Roswitha & Tanax Thanks for answering other backer's comments again :) @Manish So far we didn't plan to release a copper version. Maybe after the campaign. @Thomas The pen does not come with an ink converter. We plan to put one ink cartridge along every pen (it's not mentioned in the campaign yet). @Matthias We will answer you questions via PM now. Best regards,
Martin
Thomas Campbell
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@ creator - I just want to clarify, the pen comes with the ink convertor, or is that an extra option that must be paid for?
Manish Gunda
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Creaters
Wondered if you are planning a copper version of this pen. I like heavy pens
Roswitha Prochazka
Review from Kickstarter
@Akbar Abawi You can use ready-made inkcartridges. In the FAQ is a list of which cartridges fit. That is the easiest way. Or you get the converter and use ink from a bottle. But that is a bit more fiddly.
Akbar Abawi
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Might sound like a noob question so apologies, but how can we refill the ink?
stilform
Review from Kickstarter
Dear all,
we will answer all your questions tomorrow.
Best,
Martin
Brad Metz
Review from Kickstarter
Question regarding inks. Do you know or do you anticipate that the magnets in the pen will interfere with ink flow with certain inks? Im not sure inks have metallic components or not. Thanks!
Chris
Review from Kickstarter
@stilform Given the various questions on the nibs, it would be nice if you could show some writing samples on standard copy paper. Maybe a video would make it easier to hear the pen and judge how smooth it is (comments saying how it feels are a of course a great complement). Thanks.
Matthias Rost
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Hello creator, I had already sent you a PM but unfortunately have not received an answer yet. Therefore, I'll try it here again. I'm really looking forward to this beautiful pen. The simple design and the magnetic closure finally convinced me. However, I have a few questions: 1. I have now purely guided by the optical aspect and decided for Titan, because I like the color well. But I have read in the comments that the titanium is a bit heavier than the aluminum. In general, I like it when pencils are a bit "thicker" and lie well in the hand. Only I have no experience with prolonged use and how it goes along with the fatigue of the hand. Can you possibly help me a bit? 2. In addition, I am not sufficiently informed as regards the different tips. You offer four different tips made of different materials. What influence do these materials have on the writing, typeface and possible wear? 3. Stupid question: Is the pen dripping as before my school filler? 4. What refinement would you recommend for everyday use for writing and small sketching? Currently I am writing about one to one and a half DIN A4 pages per day in my lab and notebook. So I tend to fine and medium. What are your experiences on this? 5. How's that going with the rewards for Backerclub members? 6. Do you plan further stretch goals? Thanks a lot for your answer. Best regards
Matthias Rost
Chris Shaw
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Hi there. Any chance of sourcing the rose gold Bock nibs to match the ‘rose moon’ finish pen? Best wishes for the campaign. Chris Shaw.
Martin Freude
Review from Kickstarter
What will it take to change the nibs?
Any spechial tools required?
Leesa
Review from Kickstarter
so the different nibs are interchangeable with one pen?
Tanax
Review from Kickstarter
@Tom: It's on the main campaign page; "solid grade-5 titanium"
Tom Alaerts
Review from Kickstarter
What is the grade of the Titanium? This has an influence on its scratch-resistance, hence the question.
Tanax
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks! Here's to hoping that the stretch goal with new colors will be released before campaign is over. I might have to increase the number of pens I'm getting :)
Adil
Review from Kickstarter
What’s the main differences/advantages of the titanium nib compared to the steel one?
stilform
Review from Kickstarter
@Roswitha Thanks for answering Martin's and Daisuke's questions :) @Daisuke Yes, you can also add it in the survey after the campaign. @Charles Thanks! :) We're also looking forward to your new project. We enjoy using our Orbitkeys everyday! @Tanax 1. Titanium is a higher grade metal, more expensive and harder to process. There is no real difference regarding usability, except the titanium pen is heavier. Both versions are very similar in scratch resistance. Titanium is loved by many people for its characteristic color shades in different lighting conditions.
2. The same base is compatible with the cap on/off and the ballpoint pen. You just turn it around. One side is for the capless fountain pen and ballpoint pen, the other side for the capped fountain pen.
3. We suggest you add the accessories within the Backerkit survey, because it's more like a shop and therefore more convenient (you don't need to calculate the prices yourself). @Hieu, David Tang The clip will not be removeable. There will be a version of the Kosmos ink with clip and one without. You will be able to do the clip-upgrade in the Backerkit survey after the campaign.
Past experience with the Kosmos ballpoint pen showed us that a removable clip can cause problems. @Alex Ho We do not offer individual laser engraving for single pens because it would be way too expensive. There's a MOQ of 20+ pens. @Manish There will always be a clipless version of the Kosmos ink. We are lovers of minimalist design :) We merely added an additional version with clip. @Alexander You're right, the Base is made of aluminium and runs through the same anodization process as the Kosmos ink aluminium pens.
We tested the capless usage of the base. It does not dry out as long as you put the base on an even surface, so that the air cannot circulate. @Adil The clip stretch goal was more like a symbolic one :) We are very sure to reach it soon. We will release stretch goals which are more challenging and have incentive character soon, e.g. another color option for the pen or titanium option for the base. Best wishes,
Martin
Alexander Kazachkov
Review from Kickstarter
I see, the base is made from aluminium.
Adil
Review from Kickstarter
The pen clip stretch goal isn’t much of an incentive if it’s not free... and even if there has to be a charge, which I think will effect enthusiasm to push the product to friends and family, then at least it should be much cheaper. Anyway just my thoughts. It’s a bigger pay off to reach a stretch goal for the product and maybe have to provide something small for free or discounted, then to not reach it based on a unattractive incentive. Kudos for the hard work and have a nice day :)
Alexander Kazachkov
Review from Kickstarter
Additional question regarding the base: will it prevent the nib from drying out when using the fountain pen without the cap?