When I designed this pen, I wanted absolute reliability and functionality. With that in mind, I built this around a precision bolt action, which has long been recognized as a bullet-proof mechanism. It provides ultimate reliability and a satisfying click each time it is cycled, along with ensuring the pen will not roll on flat surfaces. The result is a simple, clean, beautiful and functional instrument that has an understated elegance.
Starting with solid brass stock, there is no automation or CNC involved so this is handled, machined, measured, inspected and assembled by me. This pen is made to accept both Fisher Space Pen refills and Parker refills. Because the dimensions of the Fisher and Parker refills are different I also machined a brass adapter for the Fisher refills to replace the plastic one (plastic has no place in this pen) included from Fisher. The photographs show the bolt moving in the typical direction for a right handed writer but as these are made to order, the direction can be reversed to suit your preference.
While experimenting with different designs I found that a pocket clip was too often in the way and forced me to hold around the clip. This piece was eliminated which makes it much more comfortable and a natural extension of the hand. Eliminating the clip also ensures that changing refills is quick and tool-less, only requiring unscrewing the barrel from the nose along the hidden seam. This allows the user to quickly and easily change refill brands, colors and point sizes. The pen does come complete with the refill of your choice installed and a leather slip case for protection and storage.
While the brushed texture is brilliant when freshly machined, with age and use brass takes on a warm patina that serves to richen the color and give it an heirloom quality that is as inviting as it is useful. For those wishing to keep the freshly machined brilliance the pen is easily disassembled by loosening the stainless steel set screw (using a 3/32 allen key) for polishing and treatment.
My expectation is for this pen to easily meet the rigors of every day use and as such the warranty is lifetime for defects in materials and workmanship. If the pen is somehow damaged during normal use please let me know so I can take care of you.