I'm sure many of you who follow me across various social media platforms have put the pieces together enough to figure out I am up to something. Well, I am, and it is time I share it with you.
Nock Co. is a company I am starting with my friend Jeffrey Bruckwicki, formerly of Alter Manufacturing. If that name sounds familiar, it should - they made one of my favorite pen cases in the the Mod.02. Jeffrey and I have been talking for months about combining forces, starting a new company, and designing and manufacturing our own Made in the USA pen cases. Nock Co. is the result of those conversations.
To say Jeffrey and I are excited would be an understatement. We think there is space in the market for unique ideas and we plan on filling it. To get things rolling, we will be launching a Kickstarter project in September, followed by the opening of our online shop at NockCo.com when the Kickstarter campaign comes to a close.
Why are we pulling back the curtains now before we launch our Kickstarter? We want you to see the process of taking our designs from sketch, to prototype, to production so you know everything that is involved in bringing this product to life. We want you to feel like you know the people behind Nock Co. and we want you to be involved if you have any questions prior to launch.
So, where are things at right now? I'd say we are in the alpha prototype phase. Jeffrey and I have collaborated on several designs and he is stitching up cases at an epic rate. We are both road testing each product and are constantly tweaking dimensions, materials, and styles. Things are looking good!
In case you are concerned, nothing is changing here at The Pen Addict. It is not going to become the Nock Co. blog. We have our own blog, plus Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds to keep you up to date on the latest news and product information. I bet that Help Wanted ad a couple of weeks ago makes a lot more sense now doesn't it?
I appreciate all the support Pen Addict readers have given me over the years and I hope you find as much enjoyment in my latest project as I do.
To learn more about our products and to be notified when our Kickstarter project launches, head over to NockCo.com and sign up for the mailing list. We can't wait to share everything we have in store for you!