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Pen Type-A ®

Pen Type-A ®

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"The Pen Type-A is wonderful. The design is exquisite – everything feels perfect down to the micrometer. The experience of the pen leaving and being replaced into the ruler/chamber is delightful. The weight of the pen when writing is perfect. Impossible to make it better? Thank you!"

- Tim F. (USA)
"The Pen Type-A is wonderful. The design is exquisite – everything feels perfect down to the micrometer. The experience of the pen leaving and being replaced into the ruler/chamber is delightful. The weight of the pen when writing is perfect. Impossible to make it better? Thank you!"

- Tim F. (USA)

A balance of simplicity, precision and substance since 2012.

Pen Type-A is manufactured with quality and care at a multi-generation machine shop in Vermont, USA.

In 2023, it was added to the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum's permanent collection.

Machined from stainless steel, Pen Type-A® comes in 4 variants.

The Classic variant has an engraved imperial + metric ruler and is available in a glass bead stainless finish or with a black cerakote.

The Architect scale version features either an imperial or metric architect scale.

Pen Type-A® is available with a custom laser engraving. 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.

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.

Special Edition Pen Type-A with laser etched architect's scales on all four sides

IMPERIAL architect's scale has the following scales marked

1"=1'
1/2"=1'
3/4"=1'
3/8"=1'
1/4"=1'
1/8"=1'
3/16"=1'
3/32"=1'

METRIC architect's scale has the following scales marked

1:1 1:20
1:25 1:50
1:75 1:100
1:125 1:200

MADE IN THE USA

Pen Type-A® is machined using high precision tools at a manufacturing facility in Vermont.

 

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 silicone 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 ink cartridge. 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.

Customer Reviews
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RD
02/02/2024
Richard D.
United States United States

Pen Type-A

I've owned one for several years. This one was purchased as a gift for a friend, who's main focus is painting and drawing. It's a smash hit.

J
01/22/2024
Jean SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

What quality! This pen is so slick! The tolerances are insane and the writing is so smooth! The weight of this thing is bloody outstanding!

RS
01/04/2024
Rob S.
United States United States

This thing rules

It writes amazing and the architects ruler that’s built in is perfect for coming up with sketches that are to scale. Couldn’t be happier and the price is justified. God bless these people.

M
11/27/2023
MICHAEL SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Phenomenal worksmanship, functional beauty

MR
10/20/2023
Manuel R.
United States United States

Great feeling

This is a really nice pen. It feels great and invites you to create and think. the engraving on the ruled pen is a bit underwhelming as it is not engraved because of the available area for the engraving and it looks more like a laser print and not engraved. aside from that the pen feels great and it writes really nice. I would like it better if blue in was available upon ordering. I have too many black ink for other pen I would not use and I hate wasting pens like that, but I just love blue ink. Overall I would not recommend engraving the scale pen sleeves.