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Prometheus Writes Nickel Alpha Pen w/ Blue Clip

Prometheus Writes Nickel Alpha Pen w/ Blue Clip

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Would love the brass one.
When is the drop going to be active please I want this pen love it please activate drop ASAP thx
Does this hold the Mont Blanc fine liner cartridge?
Shawvs
Yes
Will it take a space pen cartridge?
PigmonkeY
No
Pen looks cool, but I don't understand Prometheus' prices. Might as well just get a Mont Blanc.
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I've been using mine for 3 years. I absolutely love this pen.
its only nickel plated and a titanium clip? $140? maybe $45. But that is crazy to be that much
The cap came off ALL THE TIME inside my side pocket. Inked everywhere. A little o-ring may solve the problem but please do not use this pen when you wear a light colour pants.
Patrick_Yim
Hi Patrick, you can avoid that by just twisting the cap on a little harder. It's a threaded connection like a nut and bolt, which is held together by force. So if you don't put any force on it (you only need a little), there isn't really anything holding the cap on. This is true for any screw on cap :)
Goddam do I love this pen...killer partner to my TiBolt!!
I'm in for a Copper or Brass version as well!
Manny200
Me too...I have the nickel and titanium and love them both.
seeak100
I have the same, titanium is my favorite by far
Hi! Is there any chance of starting a drop for the copper version some time? I for one would be sure to join.
Does this pen accept original Mont black roller ball refills?
onionart
Yes, both rollerball and fineliner.
It says body material: Nickel plated 6061 but, what is the material of the body itself?
megical_banana
6061 is Aluminum, also the weight at 31 grams suggests the same. The copper version is 85 grams. This would be an aluminum pen with a nickel plating for both the cap and the pen. The clip is made from titanium and there is a brass accent on the cap.
I gotta say, Massdrop, you guys really need to rethink your shipping process/partners. I realize this isn't Amazon Prime. And I understand that nothing from Massdrop comes quickly, but shipping via FedEx SmartPost is ridiculously slow and unpredictable. My pen was scheduled for delivery on Tuesday.
FedEx had it in my state, about 2 hours from my home on Monday, then sent it to Atlanta to their hub, where it was transferred to USPS who then brought it back to South Carolina and it has now been sitting at the USPS hub about an hour from my house for two days and has been rescheduled multiple times.
Priority Mail would have had it here in 2-3 days anywhere in the US. Standard FedEx ground would have had it here in probably 5 days or less. These may have even been light enough to go First Class Mail.
I've talked about this on drops in the past when you used DHL and it took nearly three weeks for a drop to arrive and was lost in the mail for nearly a week of that time with both DHL and USPS washing their hands of it.
I've gotten to the point where I'm only supporting drops that are really special (like this one) because the shipping takes so long and, in all honesty, the discount isn't usually large enough to offset the long wait times that are made even longer by multi-carrier shipping options.
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HeyMatthew
I couldn't agree more and sorry to hear about your pen. Priority mail would be a far better option...For purchases like this I'd pay a couple extra dollars if that were an option.
Innovative!! This is a Hall of Fame Moment for Massdrop! They have been nominated now in two categories: Innovative Order Disruption and Largest Box for Smallest Item! Congrats guys!! WooWoo!
Are there ever any overruns on these or a chance to get in after the drop has ended?
Liz37
It's highly unlikely, especially considering there were only 50 of these to begin with. You can request that they bring it back, though. Might not be in the same finish (I think they did copper in these last time), but it'll come back around at some point.
They're shippingggggg
Chris7
Can I just be needy and say that I wish they had used something other than FedEx SmartPost? LOL!
Tick tock tick tock... Counting the days till I get my pen
I have an electroless nickel plated one I bought back when he was machining in-house. It is fantastic. I have carried it exclusively since. I can't recommend it enough.
Anybody thought of this Ti Arto Pen by Big Design https://bigidesign.co/collections/pens/products/ti-arto-pen
It it will be cool if there is Mass Drop for it
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I would still suggest you pick up an Arto if you have the cash for it and want to try it out. It's not a bad pen, but can't really be compared to the Prometheus as the only thing they have in common is titanium and a threaded posting mechanism. Outside of that, they're very different.
HeyMatthew
Thanks for the suggestion, i think i just get an lower version of Ti Arto, and see when i can get me a promotheus. :P
Are these also made by Hirsch Machine? The description is a little vague.
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Nick Shabazz did a review of this pen on his Youtube channel. (he actually did two, look at the second one showing both the Electroless Nickel Plated and Titanium versions) in it he shows the different marks. The Prometheus Writes website also makes clear that they are no longer manufactured in-house and are manufactured at Hirsch...I know I have one that was made at Hirsch and it is stellar....It's a great design/functioning pen and I'm sure that Prometheus is equally attentive to manufacturing controls---be it in-house or contracted down the street---as they are to design. Prometheus and Hirsch are both located in California--Bay Area...
seeak100
Thanks. The Ti version looks really nice.
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Anybody who got in the last drop that would like to sell... let me know! Thanks.
Ti model please
Any chance for another run on this? Thanks :)
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Wow, I already got my tracking number. How'd that happen? Yesterday was an announcement that these are on the way to the warehouse and arrive the 4th. Now it's being shipped to me? That's awesome.
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 10/4.
Expect another update from us on 10/5 or sooner if something comes up.
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Tyler
Yay! This was the pen that started it all! Caused me to get into massdrop, buy 6 pens, a knife and pocket tops. I missed the last drop when this was selling. Now I can finally get it. Super excited!
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Prometheus Writes Alpha Pen - Exclusive Copper and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/6.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/28.
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Oh...dammit. It's Jason's work, so of course it's beautiful and I want it. ::Shells out $175 for a pen::
Bought this last time it dropped. Amazing pen, albeit the copper variant makes this very heavy and not good for long writing sessions. I'ts part of my every day carry kit. Definitely an attention grabber.. but sometimes people mistake it for a vape pen. I only have a few complaints: 1. The threads sometimes come loose and I have to tighten it before using it again. Keep in mind this is when it is in a pen sleeve, inside a Maxpedition Pocket Organizer Pouch, and stored in the front zipper pouch of my GORUCK GR0. 2. Even in the all these pouches, the pen oxidizes very quickly. Fortunately, a very quick and easy way to restore its shine is to use some lemon/lime juice mixed with some salt and rub the solution on the pen with a paper towel or cloth. 3. The Mont Blanc cartridge writes great, but the tip is slightly off-centered coming out of the Prometheus tip. It's more annoying than it is something that actually tampers with the writing ability of the pen.
All in all, it is a good pen. But if I were to go back in time and had the same knowledge I do now, I would definitely not purchase it again. I love Jason and his Prometheus Lights company, but this one is not among the most utilitarian EDC purchases I have made. Cheers- hope this helped someone!
SharkShanks
What's the biggest issue that makes you not want to buy this if you hadn't? Is it the weight? I'd imagine the pen unscrewing itself could be mostly sorted by making sure everything is screwed very right? I have a few metal pens and noticed that as long as I have everything right it's not an issue.
The off-center tip would be annoying. I wonder if you reached out to Jason if he'd sort that out? He makes precision a big deal and while this are outsourced (at least the titanium and aluminium are now...not sure about the copper), I'm sure he'd make it right.
For me, weight is not a big deal. I actually like that feel. If you like the copper and not so much the weight, I'd look at the tiscribe from @urbansurvivalgear. They are not a fancy designed as this, but when you start using it, I promise you'll love it. I have the copper now and have titanium and brass coming soon. They also are about half the weight and half the cost.
I'm really surprised these haven't sold out yet. People jump all over the beta flashlight that's being dropped right now. This is from the same guy. Even though the beta is made in China and not by Jason, the quality he demands is truly exceptional and despite the country of origin and preseptions around this, those flashlights are very well made. Because of this, I can only imagine how awesome these are.
I'm wondering if anyone who's purchased this previously could post a picture of it with patina? These are so rare, it's hard to find anything mentioned of them. At best you get info on the titanium and nickel plates that are sold on the website. Afaik, massdrop is the only place you can find this pen in copper and I only think there's been just a few drops.
So if anyone has a picture they can post, I'd really appreciate it!
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Verwilderd
Here's another close up...I love how it patina over time....
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roninduelist
That's awesome. Thanks!