Two years ago, we recorded a special member’s only episode of our podcast, discussing the as-yet-unreleased Mark One. During the show, we talked about wanting to make a special edition of the Mark One to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It was just an idea casually tossed out, but I am really pleased we actually decided to do it.
Mark One: Apollo Edition is different from the regular Mark One in a few key ways:
- It is made out of stainless steel instead of aluminum, so it weighs twice as much as the regular Mark One and is even tougher.
- Instead of cerakote, the body (and knock) are polished to a mirror finish and coated with PVD.
- Ships with a Fisher pressurized refill instead of the Schmidt P8126.
- Has a subtle laser engraving of the command, service, and lunar modules, based loosely on the line drawings from the Apollo 11 flight manual.
We’ve never done a limited edition product before. At least not intentionally. But given the commemorative nature of this product, we thought it would be fun to give it a shot. This pen is ONLY available during our 8 day Kickstarter campaign, which syncs exactly (launch to splashdown) with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Once the campaign ends on July 24th, there will be no other way to get the pen.
We launched yesterday and have already doubled our funding goal (thank you everyone!). If you’d like your own pen, act quickly!