The Wingback Mechanical Pen has been designed to last for decades, not months, epitomising our “buy once” philosophy. Machine turned from a solid bar of aerospace-grade stainless steel, it is reassuringly weighty in the hand with a wide diameter to reduce writing fatigue and encourage time to be taken with every pen stroke. A satisfying single handed twist locks the nib mechanism in place and every pen can be personalised with a laser engraved inscription of up to 50 characters along the length of the barrel. *Fisher Space Pen® Pressurized Ink Cartridge. ‘Fisher’ and ‘Space Pen’ are trademarks of Fisher Pen Co. Boulder City, NV U.S.A.
Metal: Aerospace-grade stainless steel from Europe, CNC machined in Birmingham, UK. Tungsten carbide carbon finish applied in Cambridge, UK.
Cartridge: Fisher Space Pen® PR4 Pressurised ink cartridge from Boulder City, US.
Sleeve: Oeko-Tex double thickness cotton sleeve from Poland, Europe.
Finish: Laser engraved, assembled by hand and packaged in London, UK.
Cartridge: Black Fisher Space Pen® PR4 cartridge included
Engraving: All inscriptions are in capital letters and run along the length of the barrel
Considerations: The Black Steel pen retains all the precision and corrosion-resistant qualities of stainless steel, while the tungsten carbide finish increases the surface hardness 9x. Any marks it picks up from regular use should be easily wiped away. However, the surface is scratch resistant, not scratch proof. Anything harder than the surface (diamond, some ceramics) or really aggressive use will be able to scratch it, which is why we recommend keeping it in its cotton sleeve when not in use, and carrying your diamonds in another pocket.
It takes a few days to hand make each product to order but this ensures nothing goes to waste. We aim to dispatch all orders within seven working days and often a lot sooner. You'll receive an estimated dispatch day in your order confirmation email. Click here for the most up to date shipping information.
Black Steel rivals the exotic look of Damascus steel or titanium, with a sub-metallic lustre that reveals a glimmer of the steel beneath the surface. It is applied using a technology called magnetron sputtering, where nano layers of tungsten carbide carbon are deposited onto the steel surface. Finished in Cambridge and laser engraved, assembled and packaged in London, all items can be personalised and made to order. It takes time, but so does anything worth holding onto.
With a surface 9x harder than stainless steel, 3.5x harder than titanium and incredibly low friction, our Black Steel items will be scratch resistant to virtually anything you will put in your pocket. Parts and mechanisms should never need to be maintained, let alone replaced. They will work as well for you today as they will for a grandchild who might inherit your collection in decades to come.