Precision, pneumatics and engineering are at the heart and soul of this stainless steel writing utensil. That's right. It's more than simply a pen.
A family-run machine shop in Vermont manufactures the weighty steel body that contains the Hi-Tec-C ink [sold in America under the name G-Tec-C], a coveted writing cartridge which customarily comes in a cheapie plastic pen. This new durable sleeve provides a worthier. When not in use, the pen slips into a stainless steel sleeve, like a piston, creating a pneumatic seal that protecting its contents.
A rubber ring inside sleeve protects pen tip and prevents air from entering. Pulling pen out sleeve breaks the pneumatic seal, generating a fun "pop" sound. The sleeve also serves as sharp-edge ruler, with centimeters and inches marked on one side, and a handy edge for drawing.
To replace ink cartridge, simply unscrew back of the pen with a coin. As pen creator CW&T puts it, this pen is "over-engineered to crazy town to last several generations." And the geek within us is simply crazy for it!
Pen: 4.8" l x .4" dia [125 x 12mm]
Sleeve: 0.5" x 0.5" x 4.7" [1.2 x 1.2 x 12.0cm]
Includes Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3mm black ink refill
Accepts any Pilot Hi-Tec-C refills [sold in America under the name G-Tec-C]
Sleeve is laser etched with imperial and metric units.