Some notes on pricing, options and availability below.
Pricing- The Monoc Nib will be sold for $400 including a Full Sized Schon DSGN Pen in a Matte Black Anodized Aluminum finish.
Delivery- The nibs will be made to order and we have a good head start on the machining and finishing of the first batches. Our first nibs will be delivered in January 2023.
Supply-There are a fixed number of Monoc nibs available to ship each month. To keep things simple, we will sell them on a first come first served basis with clearly designated monthly ship dates during purchasing. This Nib is designed to be a mainstay of the Schon DSGN lineup and not a limited edition drop. If you are unable to get a spot now, don't worry, we are committed to making these indefinitely.
Nib Sizing- The nibs will be debuted in one tip size. New nib tip sizes and writing options are in development and will be available later in 2023. Please understand we are a small company and are striving to create a sustainable business offering as well as a sustainable workflow for our team. The current offering is a “medium/broad” nib with an approximated .5mm stroke width on Rhodia paper using Sailor fountain pen ink. Stroke width will vary slightly nib to nib as they are handmade and this width is very dependent on paper and ink choice.
Nib Logo Color- There are 3 color options for the Monoc Nib logo; Polished Titanium, Blue, and Rainbow. There are no price differences or upcharges for each of these options.Feed Material Color- Feeds are available in either Natural Ultem or Black Ultem.Pen Options - If you would like to purchase a different Schon DSGN pen to house your Monoc nib, use the discount code “no black pen” during checkout and receive $100 off your order when purchasing any Schon DSGN Fountain Pen at the same time as your Monoc Nib. Your Monoc Nib will be installed into that pen and you will not receive the black pen when using this discount code. The pen must be purchased at the same time as the Monoc Nib. Currently the Monoc Nib is only available with a pen purchase and will not be sold as a standalone item.
Pen Shows- We have allocated a small number of Monoc Nibs to be released at each pen show we attend with unique finishing on each nib. These pens will be more expensive than our online prices as our aim here is to prioritize Monoc Nibs that are ordered online, since these are helping us create a steady flow of work for our company. The Monoc nibs will be available for testing at shows if you would like to try one before you place an order. We will be at the Philadelphia, Baltimore, LA, SF, Chicago and DC shows.
Bonus Pen Launch- In addition to the Monoc Nib we have just launched a number of limited edition multi color pens as of today. See below for pictures and links to these pens.
Thank you all so much for your support! - Ian Schon