The Pen Type-A is truly a minimalist pen with a functional case. It is beautifully handmade with a steel pen casing and ruler case. It makes use of the comman Hi-Tec-C refill which is excellent. One of the most satisfying parts of the pen is how smoothly is self-glides into its casing!
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.
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.
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.