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We love Hi-Tec-C pens!  Pen Type-A is a stainless steel replacement for the Hi-Tec-C's cheapo plastic housing.
Pen Type-A is the original stainless steel ruler sleeve and ultra minimal pen.
Pen Type-A is the original stainless steel ruler sleeve and ultra minimal pen.
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final sprint + replacement dime screws

Hope you are well and staying cool!

Our final batch of 474 pens is scheduled to ship from China to us on August 7th.

We currently have approximately 1000 pens at our studio that are waiting for new dime screws. We ended up rejecting around 1000 dime screws that were not according to our specifications. Sigh, we know. We are having this part remade in Vermont. These replacement dime screws are scheduled to ship to us by Aug 12. Yes, this means a lot of the remaining pens will be Vermont/China hybrids. 

If all goes according to plan, we will ship out another ~1474 pens by the end of next week (Aug 17).

The remaining pens (should be around 500)...(don't worry we didn't forget about the rest of you!!!) are scheduled to ship from China at 2 week intervals after the August 7th shipment. They will ship a maximum of 480 pens at a time. These final pens are ones that are being replaced because they were rejected by us during quality control.

We will update you with more news as it comes.

Thank you for your incredible patience. Soon! you will all have your pens. Hang in there. You are awesome. This is the final sprint!


taylor + che-wei

ps. if you need to change your shipping address send us a note.

pps. if you have any other questions send us a note.

ppps. thank you again.


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      I am still waiting for my pen to be delivered to Westmount, Qc.
      Any idea when I can expect to receive it?

    2. Earl Garcia Birch

      ups sorry... wrong update

    3. Earl Garcia Birch

      got the black sleeve today..... way to tight! pen doesn't fit

    4. Ben Woolf on

      @Shawn Sims - Great work, well done for putting this together.

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      Brian May on

      any updates for the coin screws?
      why am I even bothering.....

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      Brian May on

      Having dealt with Chinese manufacturing before, I am not surprised the quality has nose dived since you won't be continuing a working relationship with them.

      That company can barely careless about your product than they do right now and honestly are probably only fulfilling the remaining orders due to legal obligations.

    7. Efren Rodriguez

      Eddie, just send them a note by clicking on Contact me

    8. Nick Kinney on

      sweet! thanks for the update. Looking forward to my multi-national pen type-a

    9. Eddie Tsai on

      i didn't think i was ever going to get this pen! how do i update my address, i've moved 4 times since (seriously)

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      Jack Waid on

      It's been a long wait, but it is a testament to your excellent QC. I look forward to receiving the pen.

    11. cw&t 7-time creator on

      @Henri Clinch yes, the rest will all be getting VT dime screws

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      Henri Clinch on

      The final batches from China, will these require the Vt dime screws?

    13. Scott Thrift on

      Fantastic! I'm compelled to say 'Can't Wait!' but of course I can. I'm excited to get my pen & deeply appreciate your commitment to quality. Thank you!