Tuff-Writer American made Precision Press Flamed Copper
Precision Press - Flamed Copper
Tuff Writer Precision Press Pen... old world material meets space age machining and a buttload of hand finishing. Precision machining with a steam-punk twist. Classy and bold at the same time. There's nothing quite like it.
Length: 6.0 inches
Thickness: 0.50 inches
Weight: 3.8 oz.
Color: Flamed Copper
Clip: Cold Pressed Spring Steel
Fittings: Stainless steel button head cap bolts
Mechanism: Machined 416SS pen advancing mechanism
Cartridge: Fisher #SPR4 Gas Pressurized
This pen has a classic old-world feel but new world precision. The best part is that the design of this pen allows it to be operated one handed and still fit into virtually any shirt pocket although the material makes gives it a solid feel. Simple, functional and elegant all at the same time. There are no identifying marks, no logos and no engravings on this pen.
What makes this 416SS mechanism so special?
Mostly the material choice and time consuming manufacturing process refinements. Virtually all high-end pen mechanisms are made from brass and plated (easier and cheaper to manufacture but not as durable as ours), we decided to go nuts and machine it out of 416 stainless steel (a much harder and more durable material). This meant we had to have it Swiss-CNC'ed which, while more costly, means we can hold much tighter tolerances (less than .0005" all day long on the Citizen L-20). The G-Code programming done by our friend's shop re-traces the race toolpaths to debur all edges, taking more time but it also means that the chrome steel bearing glides smoothly and the mechanism cycles like butter. It's much more expensive and time consuming to make it this way but it really is pretty awesome. Plus, the 416SS and chrome steel will wear better and last much longer than plated brass. It's complete overkill for a pen mechanism but hey... if you're going to make one, might as well go all out, right?
Isn't all of that a lot of work?
Yeah, it really is but we make the best pens we can possibly make, something special that you'll be proud to own and carry with you for years to come. That's why we back them with a lifetime guarantee, because we make them to last a lifetime.
What refills do the pens take?
Any Parker compatible refill, including:
- Parker GEL or QuinkFlow
- Franklin-Christoph Ultra-Glide
- Schmidt Easyflow 9000
- Schmidt Pressurized
- Schmidt Private Reserve P900
- Fisher (Space Pen)
- Foray Rollerball
- Montevered Soft Roll