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Mechanical Pen - Black Steel

  • Machined ballpoint pen with a single handed twist mechanism
  • Scratch resistant tungsten carbide finish (3.5x harder than titanium)
  • Large 10mm diameter and knurled grip helps to reduce writing fatigue
  • Compact 117.5mm length means it fits neatly in the crook of your hand
  • Designed to fit the Fisher Space Pen® PR4 cartridge (included) , or Schmidt Megaline 4889
  • Add personalisation of up to 50 characters, engraved along the barrel
  • Manufactured in the UK from aerospace-grade stainless steel
  • Available in our other metals
  • Backed by our guarantee - Try for 30 days. Keep for 30 years.

  • Rediscover the joy of putting pen to paper.

    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.

  • Dimensions: 10mm (0.37”) diameter, 117.5mm (4.63”) length, 50g (1.76 oz) weight

    Cartridge: Black Fisher Space Pen® PR4 cartridge included (also available in blue)

    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.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews

This is a great pen. Beautiful and practical.

I think that I’ve finally found it!!

I have struggled for years in finding a pen which was so comfortable, that I would write for hours without thinking. I tried large pens - too ungainly, thin pens - too uncomfortable. Nothing seemed to be right for me. Suffering a little from OCD, I also had trouble coping with pens that suddenly marked dreadfully and looked less than elegant. I found Wingback by accident, and I’m so glad that I did. I took a chance and paid for my first Wingback stainless steel pen. My parcel arrived and inside was the pen of my dreams. It’s small, but perfectly formed. It fits very well in my rather large hands, and at no point do I ever feel that I’m writing with a small pen. The design work on this pen is simply the best, with perfect width and a nice grippy grip (also a nice visual feature). The action of the twist mechanism is positively addictive, being smooth, but yet with a satisfying thunk at the end of it’s travel. The finish of the pen is wonderful, and it’s just great to look at too. The Fisher Space Pen refills are are also a brilliant pairing. I must confess the the only think I’ve changed is the colour of the ink, with green, burgundy red and purple refills installed. I realised that as a teacher I like to write with different colours so I’ve bought another two Wingbacks. I feel as if I have reached the end of a very long journey searching for the Holy Grail of pens. I’m pleased to say that I’ve found it at last!

Surprise gift

We bought one of your pens for our son's 30th birthday. It is sleek, stylish and feels so comfortable in the hand. We had the pen personalised which made it even more special. Our son loves it. This product makes an excellent gift and we highly recommend it.

Limited Edition Delphine Musquet!

Bought the Dolphin Musquet limited edition as a gift for my friend who is a tattooist here in Warsaw. Must admit, when it arrived I had a hard time parting with it (but did) and now am considering getting one for myself, despite the fact that I am a devout fountain pen user. Anyway, my friend is absolutely nuts about it and carries it with her everywhere. Thank you, Wingback, for making such a unique high quality writing tool!
(And I should probably thank Kohezi as well, as it was there that I first saw the pen)

Beyond all expectations

I’ve been casually looking for a high quality unique pen for some time. I write a lot with my work and really wanted to have something more enjoyable to hold and feel familiar with. I’m also very sentimental and wanted something that would stand the test of time and I could always keep.

I stumbled on the Wingback mechanical pen and it immediately stood out. It’s unlike any other product and I love the way it has a beautiful yet, industrial look.

In hand the pen oozes quality and you can see the effort that went in to its construction.

Even the packaging was carefully and thoughtfully presented to carry on the high quality concept. It truly fees like it’s a bespoke product has been produced for you.

I also purchased the key fob. It carries exactly the same feel as the pen and I couldn’t be happier. It’s simple yet satisfyingly tactile and beautiful.

I’m sure I’ll be back for more, I’m already eyeing up some more items!