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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.

If you missed out on our Kickstarter campaign, we're sorry, but happy to see you now !
You can get one or sign up for updates here : shop.cwandt.com

Thank you for your unbelievable support !

Hi Kickstarters!

We love Hi-Tec-C pens.  If you've ever written with one, you know what we're talking about.  If you haven't heard of these pens, check out jetpen's blurb.http://bit.ly/hitecc 

Pen Type-A is a stainless steel replacement for the Hi-Tec-C's cheap plastic housing. To us, the Hi-Tec-C cartridges deserve a more durable home.


The design is minimal, the construction is super solid, and indestructible to protect and cherish these coveted ink cartridges.  It has a dime screw on one end to allow for easy ink cartridge replacement.  Its shaft is a solid smooth surface with no branding, no fancy grip or grooves, and just the right thickness and weight so it feels comfortable in your hand.  The entire piece is milled and turned from a block of 304 stainless steel.  The raw steel finish today is how it’ll look 50 years from now.  This thing will last forever. 

The pen slides slowly into its sleeve, which doubles as a ruler.  The notches on the ruler are in cm and inches.  An internal lip at the bottom of the sleeve protects the tip from getting shoved in any further than it should. The tiny amount of space between the sleeve and the pen creates an effect like a pneumatic cylinder, so the pen slides in slow and smooth.


We'd love to share our passion for this pen.

With your support, we'd like to gather enough pre-orders to cover the tooling costs to get this pen into your hands.  It also makes a great gift, so we've opened up higher pledges for those of you who want more than one.

Your support is greatly appreciated!
Love, CW&T

PS. The Pen Type-A is selling here for $50 as a limited pre-sale Kickstarter price.  After this campaign, the pen will retail for $99.

Specifications:

Pen Type-A includes a 0.3 Black Hi-Tec-C Cartridge

Pen Weight (including ink cartridge): 50 grams (1.75 oz)
Pen Diameter: 9.72mm
Pen Length: 124.75mm
Sleeve Weight: 74 grams (2.6 oz)
Sleeve Length: 120mm

Sleeve Width: 12mm

Compatible Ink Cartridges:  Pilot Hi-Tec-C and G-Tec-C Cartridges (0.25, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5mm widths in many colors!)

Retail Price: $99

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