ZOINKS Vertex Special Release


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What’s the correct word to use when you realize you’ve run out of snacks? Zoinks! You might recognize this term popularized by one of the ghost-hunting members of Mystery Incorporated. They’d take the case, inevitably be chased around by some spooky creature, engage in some hilarious hijinks, and eventually unmask a criminal mastermind posing as the ghastly ghoul. Cruising around in a pastel van with colorful outfits and crazy lingo, with their easily-frightened dog, Mystery Incorporated was the focus of hundreds of hours of television and film greatness.

Our latest 2021 Vertex Special Release is aptly named the ZOINKS for one major reason, the material. When we turned down this material it became clear we’d need to find an adequate term to describe what we were seeing. This granite or chip-style resin features opaque orange, light blue, and black chips intermixed with translucent, sparkly yellow-gold chips. The orange, blue, and gold immediately brought to mind the outfits worn by the members of Mystery Incorporated, and someone exclaimed ZOINKS the first time they saw the polished material. That was the deciding factor, and we went with that name for this release. The Bottom Shelf Vertex pens ship in our recyclable packaging and NOT the machined aluminum box. When you check out with your ZOINKS Vertex Special Release you’ll be prompted to select from the following grip section options: Blue, Light Green, Orange, and Smoke.

The Vertex is our second release in our Signature Series which is built around using plastics and other resins as the main parts of the pen. From the beginning, we wanted to create something that looked, felt and functioned differently than other pens on the market. The Vertex’s basic design is that of a classic eyedropper pocket fountain pen. It functions with only four parts: a cap, barrel, grip, and nib. Simply add ink to the reservoir, and you can happily write pages of notes before you need to refill. Eyedropper pens can be tricky and messy, and we wanted to eliminate some of those concerns. During the engineering phase, we implemented designs of custom-fit o-rings to eliminate the need for silicone grease to seal the grip and nib areas. We wanted a smooth transition from grip to barrel, so we moved traditional breakpoint from the section back, and using a third o-ring in the cap adapted slip cap functionality for the pen. The longer grip section allows for the use of an “ink window” with transparent materials which adds a little flair to the pen. The Vertex looks and feels streamlined and aerodynamic with soft tapers, a cigar-shaped body, and a concave cap top; the Vertex is at once futuristic and reminiscent of the classic lines of Parker and Sheaffer pens. The Vertex is the latest step in our Design.History.Technology influenced Signature Series.

Comes standard with a Bock polished steel nib, with upgrades in titanium and 14k gold when in stock. The #6 nibs units are manufactured by Peter Bock in Germany. Also included with each pen is a 2 ml soft pipette and 2 black Monteverde ink cartridges. Each pen is designed and machined, by us, in the USA.

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