Pen Type-B

Pen Type-B


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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 an aluminum 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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Pops! Over and over and over.

Scott E.
United States United States

So unique it’s magical

It’s unlike anything I’ve ever written with. The weight, balance, texture and that oh so glorious tip. My letters kept getting smaller and smaller and my page seemed to have more and more space. I just could not stop writing and doodling. Have not been able to put it down since I got it. And that delicious pop and so smooth sliding action. Love it! Thanks CW and T

Donald S.
United States United States

My Pen Type B

This has a great feel. I'm still using the 0.3 point which is thinner than I'm used to but I like so I haven't moved to the 0.4 point yet. I ordered the 0.5 point but it seems to be coming from someplace beyond the moon. Is there any way you can fabricate or supply a pocket clip that can attach to the matt black body without scratching it if it's removed?

Anker B.
United States United States


Pen Type-B is a delight to use - the weight, the finish and the design make it my favorite pen - that and the ability to use my favorite replacement inserts. Well done!

Dimitri H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good, but not the same

I bought a new pen type b, as I lost my original one from the Kickstarter campaign. I hadn’t realized that the custom engraving was laser, that was my fault for not reading, but to be honest preferred the machine engraving. I also feel the weight is quite different, the last one felt heavier? Overall, I’m happy with the purchase, but a little sad it doesn’t feel the same as the original.