Pen Type-B

Pen Type-B



A minimal everyday pen, over-engineered to last generations.

The ultimate pen for illustrators, designers, and architects.

Precision machined to create a piston-like effect between the pen and sleeve. The pen falls slowly and makes a nice popping sound when you pull it quickly from its sleeve. 

No visible logo. 

Precision machined flat so it won't roll off your desk.

A super minimal everyday pen, engineered to last generations.

The ultimate pen for illustrators, designers, and architects.

The ultra-high machining tolerances between the pen and sleeve create a piston-like effect. The pen falls slowly into its sleeve and makes a nice popping sound when you pull it out quickly. 

Pen Type-B has no visible logo. 

The brass sleeve purposely doesn't have a coating, so your Pen Type-B can develop its own unique patina over time as you handle your pen. 

Titanium Pen Type-B is available with a matte black ceramic-polymer coating (Cerakote). The coating is durable, but over time it will wear to reveal the titanium underneath. We think it gives a kind of cool and rugged feel.

Pen Type-B in titanium weighs almost half the weight of its brass and stainless steel counterpart. It's got the hardness of stainless steel and the lightness of aluminum. That's really hard to beat. Titanium is the ultimate material. Both the sleeve and the pen are made of titanium.

Order a Pen Type-B with a custom laser engraving on the flat surface of the pen sleeve.

Available with a 3D printed fancy case.


- Pen Diameter: 9.8mm
- Pen Length: 125mm
- Sleeve Length: 120mm
- Sleeve Width: 12mm

- Brass Sleeve Weight: 47g (1.6oz)
- Stainless Steel Pen Barrel Weight: 44g (1.5oz)

- Titanium Sleeve Weight: 25g (.9oz)
- Titanium Pen Barrel Weight: 27g (1oz)


Pen Type-B (along with all of our other pens) are manufactured at a multi-generation machine shop in Vermont. Each pen is carefully made above and beyond the necessary tolerances to ensure a perfect fit between the pen and the sleeve. It takes over 20 highly tuned operations to craft a Pen Type-B.


Pen Type-B ships with a Black Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3mm cartridge.

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

Hi Tec-C cartridges are available in 4 line widths and over 30 colors ( You can also purchase refills here.

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



PEN TYPE-B was made possible by the support of many amazing, generous superstar supporters of our work on Kickstarter.

Our campaign to launch Pen Type-B was successfully funded on November 8, 2015.

Titanium Pen Type-B was successfully funded on July 22, 2017.

We could not do what we do without you believing in the work that we do.

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Ryan E.
United States United States

Do I really need a $250 pen. . .YES!

I have asked myself this question many times, as I role the pen on the desk back and forth, back and forth, or spin it in my hand like wand, or pull the pen out and let it slide back down-like a silent piston-all activities of an expensive distraction-toy. Do I need a $250 pen-this pen-absolutely. Everyone needs this pen. The craftsmanship is beyond reproach, the quality and thought that has gone into the design-this simple writing utensil-is exceptional, but it is so much more than a pen. In order to experience it you have to have one. I lost mine, and immediately had to replace it. Again, yes I really do need a $250 pen, but not just any $250 pen-this pen.

Alina W.
United States United States

Amazing Pen

The CW&T Pen Type B is exactly as described - a sleek, minimalist, satisfying writing instrument. It is beautifully crafted. Not only do I enjoy writing with it, I receive compliments every time I use it. The personalized engraving makes the pen more unique and special to me. I hesitated to spend so much money on a pen, and now I have no regrets. If you enjoy pens and the Hi-Tec-C refills, this is the perfect pen.

Kyle H.
Canada Canada

Amazing Pen - perfect design

It is a perfect minimalist design and I can’t say enough praise! Thank you!

Tracy Z.
United States United States

Stellar Pen

Beautifully constructed and machined. Has a sturdy weight to it that makes it very pleasant to write with. Would definitely recommend.

Bruno D.
United States United States

Review of Pen Type-B (Titanium - Black Cerakote)

Overall I am immensely pleased with the weight, construction, and "writing feel" in general of this pen. I immediately purchased the 0.5mm ink refill as the tip that came standard was too thin for my liking but am otherwise happy with the basically non-existent ink smudging and very crisp, clear lines it produces. My only real complaint is that the magnet for holding the inner pen was far too strong and made it difficult to flip the pen once it was "open". I remedied this by slowly heating and cooling the magnet in the outer shell until the magnet weakened enough for it to be comfortable. Otherwise incredible pen overall couldn't be any happier with it!


Hey Bruno, Wow, that's a bold move! Please be super careful doing that because it will quickly demagnetize the whole magnet, especially if you heat past the Curie point. A quick fix is to tighten the screw a tiny bit (<1mm) so it sits slightly recessed from the top edge of the sleeve. This will increase the distance slightly between the screw and magnet when it is in its sleeve and weaken the magnetic force. Thanks for the feedback!