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Pen Type-A

Pen Type-A

$160.00


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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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PA
11/01/2019
PHILIP A.
United States United States

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS

Purchased TYPE A for partners in Taiwan and China a host gifts. They were very impressed with the writing instruments especially with the fact that it was made in the USA!

A CW&T Customer
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07/16/2019
Nathan H.
United States United States

Cerakote is striking, but fragile

This pen is great; hefty, satisfying to use (that pop!). I've wanted this pen since the Kickstarter in 2011, and now that finally got it in 2019 I can say it was worth it. The only downside is that while the Black Cerakote option is visually striking, the coating doesn't seem like it will stand up to the test of time; after a few weeks of sitting on my desk, a pretty undemanding environment, the coating is already flaking off around the edges. It's a shame, it looks amazing, but I would've gotten the non-cerakote option if I knew it wouldn't last.

JA
06/29/2019
John A.

One of my favorite tools

I carry this everywhere. It’s useful, fun and just a lovely object. Airport security is always curious and it starts many conversations in coffee shops when I’m drawing.

LH
06/27/2019
Luke H.

This thing is always with me

I backed this on Kickstarter and have had it by my side since. I outfitted it with a homemade spacer and snuck a Pilot G2 cartridge in which I like just a lil better than the Hi-Tec-C. This is my note-taking pen for work, how I journal, etc. The sleeve is totally perfect for keeping pages level with books I'm reading or as I journal. Thanks guys!