Ink Drop Soup: Billet Pens and Markers – Kickstarter & GIVEAWAY!

8 12 2013

When it comes to Hi-Tec-C pens and Sharpie markers, you’ve got two quality brand lines there with almost endless color choices. With so many colors to choose from, you can never have too many pen bodies to put them in—and just in time for the gifting holidays there’s a new pen body on the Kickstarter scene—the Billet Pen and Marker.

Image credit goes to Cliff/Billet Pens for all these images

Image credit goes to Cliff/Billet Pens for all these images

The body is anodized aircraft grade aluminum, with five basic body colors (red, black, purple, machined/silver, and matte black) and several laser engraved options. This Kickstarter is going fast, because the creator, Cliff, wants to get these pens out in time for those who make Christmas their #1 gifting holiday—multiple reward tiers are scheduled to ship on the 18th of December. I know what you’re thinking, because I thought it too—the 18th?!? What is this, Chinese factory magic? No, Cliff is a careful engineer and has been working on this project well in advance, stockpiling the pens needed (using a slower laser) to make sure that what he offers will be ready in time.

Two solid choices for refill types

Two solid choices for refill types; Hi-Tec-C Billet body comes with black, red, or blue option refill

Reasons I’m excited about this pen:
+ Thicker barrel body. Some people like slim and slender barrels—they’ve had their pens made time and again. It’s time for something I can wrap my meathooks around and actually write with for a while, and these look like just the solid-sized pens for the job.
+ Magnets. Magnets are always exciting. Unless you swallow two or more of them, in which case magnets are an emergency.
+ Attention to detail. I asked Cliff if he had made considerations to ensure that the refills wouldn’t dry out after a week, two weeks, a month, or more of not being used, because I have had some problems with Hi-Tec-C refills in alternate bodies going dry if I’m not constantly using them. The Billet pen has a special rubber plug, and the marker has a special inner cap to keep them from going dry.

Did I mention the excellent price? It's excellent.

Did I mention the excellent price? It’s excellent.

This Kickstarter ends Monday, December 16th at 2:59am EST, so get on it!!! That’s not very many days, and the project only has to get to $5000 to be funded! Don’t deny me this pen because you were feeling Scroogey :)




To sweeten the spirit of things, Cliff is offering to give away a Billet Pen to one lucky winner! If you win, you get your choice of any of the pens being offered on the Kickstarter! Your rules as follows:

1. To enter, just leave one comment on this post any time between now and Monday, December 16th at 2:59am Eastern Standard Time. Sadly, this contest is only open to U.S. residents (but not to worry, internationals, you can get one of your own if you back the project on Kickstarter).
2. One winner will be picked at random from the comments section of this post. Only one comment per person! Comments in excess of one shall be deleted. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. I will hand number the entries because that’s just how I roll. The Random Integer Generator at will be used to pick the number of the winner.
3. I’ll post the contest winner the morning of Monday, December 16th. Winner must email me as soon as possible! There’s a link to my email at the top right sidebar. I’ll forward your info to Cliff so he can ship you the pen of your choosing!

Good luck! And thank you to Cliff of Billet Pens!



29 responses

8 12 2013
kt gray

w00t! thanks to both of you for the offer, and i’m still going to head over to ks for support.

8 12 2013
D Jordy (@sharpiemoustach)

These pens look fantastic!

8 12 2013

This looks great! I’ll have to visit kickstarter. Again! ;)

8 12 2013

Looks amazing!

8 12 2013

I’m really feeling the holiday spirit these days! Seems like there’s more giveaways than there usually are, which I’m completely okay with.

8 12 2013
Tim G

Love that it takes a Sharpie insert! Great looking pen.

8 12 2013

Hmm interesting.. having one would be nice :D

8 12 2013

Nice colors.

8 12 2013
Lau Velazquez

The matte black and silver are calling to me. I wish there was a blue one, though.

8 12 2013

They do look pretty nifty.

I second the wish that there was a snazzy electric blue one.

8 12 2013

Oh boy, oh boy!

9 12 2013

Project looks awesome!

9 12 2013

Ooohh – shiny, pretty – me likey!

9 12 2013
lisa petitt

I would love to get any thing for free

9 12 2013

I’m happy to say that we just added a solid blue pen to our project. We only have a small amount available so get yours while they last!

Thank you for all your positive feedback. I really appreciate it!

-Cliff @

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10 12 2013
Erica Y

They’re so pretty ><

10 12 2013

Those billet pens look cool. Maybe this would finally get me into the Hi-Tec-C world that many rave about.

10 12 2013

This reminds me of my Sherpa. It fits a Sharpie and a fountain pen similar to a Platinum Preppy. In fact, a Platinum Preppy will work with it too.

10 12 2013
Slugnutty (@Slugnutty)

Thanks for the give-A-way
Please add me and thank you.

10 12 2013

This is a sweet looking pen. Thanks for the review!

11 12 2013
Jem Cant (@ionsomnia)

Wow, who doesn’t like a good hustle? I’m interested.

12 12 2013

That pen looks awesome! Thanks for the review :)

12 12 2013
Tom Edwards

Thanks for the giveaway! Like the simple, clean design.

14 12 2013

Hope i get it :) Love the looks of the pen !

15 12 2013

Those are some good looking pens!

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