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Pen Type-A

Pen Type-A

$166.00


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Pen Type-A is an homage to our favorite writing utensil, the Hi-Tec-C. We had been using this pen in its plastic housing for years, until we decided that these coveted cartridges deserved a more durable home.

A balance of simplicity, precision and substance, all parts of this pen are machined from solid, stainless steel.

Available in a black cerakote, a ceramic polymer coating. Even though this coating is durable, over time it will wear and reveal the stainless steel underneath, giving it kind of a rugged feel.

Also available with a custom laser engraving.

For example, the deep wells in the cylinders and the square sleeves are painstakingly drilled out from a solid block with a gun drill. This machine uses high pressure oil pumped to the cutting edge of a specialized bit to slowly drill out a perfectly straight and deep well.

The clean and smooth cylindrical pen slides neatly into its sleeve, held in by a magnet once in its final position.

You’ll note a slight popping sound when removing it from its sheath—the effect of high tolerances creating a pneumatic seal, much like a piston.

There is no visible branding on the surface of Pen Type-A. However, hidden under the coin screw is our tiny CW&T inscription. (Just in case you or your grandkids want to figure out where it came from.) Shown here on the sleeve is an example of a custom engraving you can add to your order.

The stepped geometry of the tip leaves the contact point exposed, so you can see what you are drawing. It is perfect for architects, illustrators, and designers. Inside the ruler sleeve is a stepped area keeping the super fine tip gently rested against a silicon pad.

- Pen Diameter: 9.8mm
- Pen Length: 125mm
- Sleeve Weight: 74 grams (2.6 oz)
- Sleeve Length: 120mm
- Sleeve Width: 12mm
- Weight: 50 grams (1.75 oz)
- Material: 300 and 400 series Stainless Steel

Each pen includes a Black Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3mm cartridge, the genesis of this project. They are available in 4 line widths and over 30 colors here.

There are also a bunch of other ink cartridges that are compatible with Pen Type-A.

To replace the ink cartridge, simply unscrew the back of the pen with a coin.

Pen Type-A is proudly made at a multi-generation family run machine shop in Vermont.

SPECIAL THANKS : A Kickstarter Story

PEN TYPE-A was made possible by the support of 4,049 superstar individuals. Our campaign to launch the pen as a real product was successfully crowd-funded on August 15, 2011 making it the 6th most funded project on Kickstarter at the time.

Over 6,000 pens were made in China over the course of our first year of manufacturing. We now make PEN TYPE-A at a precision machine shop in Vermont, USA.

THANK YOU!

Drawing by Tamaki

 

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09/07/2021
Eric F.
United States United States
Pen Type-A

I had originally purchased the Pen Type-B for myself after it initially came out. I have since purchased several more as wedding gifts for friends and family. The quality the materials, the design, and the craftsmanship in machining are second to none. And after just receiving the Pen Type-A for myself, there is simply nothing else like these pens out there. They will last forever and bring you joy every time you “pop” them out for use. Thanks to you all for the hard work in bringing this vision to reality...

JM
04/11/2021
JP M.
United States United States
pen type A

I left a voice mail for you but have not heard back. The pen arrived on time. But, the ink had leaked all over the pen and inside the packaging. Not, knowing this I opened the packaging and got ink all over everything. Not the experience I had expected from an organization that creates such precision products....

07/22/2021
CW&T

Hi JP, Just going through these messages and I can't seem to find your order. Can you send us an email and we're happy to help resolve this. help@cwandt.com apologies

GD
03/05/2021
Garrett D.
United States United States
Solid. My everyday pen.

Given the bulk, sharp edges, and weight, it's definietly not the most portable pen, but for keeping on a desk, it's fantastic. I've ended up with a decent collection of high-end pens and fountain pens that run the spectrum on refill and ink types. I still like them, but this is the pen that I use every day. The Hi-Tec C is great as well. It's the first 0.3mm pen tip that I've really liked, and it's just great. Overall, it's pricey for a pen, but if it fits in your budget, it's worth it.

PF
03/05/2021
Paul F.
United States United States
They love it!

I bought these pens for my companies engineers and they were a big hit! They love the precision on all levels.

IW
06/03/2020
isaac W.
United States United States
Phenomenal!!!

This pen, although cumbersome in the pocket lends to a pleasing aesthetic to any desk environment. It makes a pleasant sound when unsheathing and Is specially designed to turn heads in any office setting. Within a week of use I have gotten almost a dozen compliments about the new addition to the collection