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What interesting times we're living in...

As everyone is asked to keep their social distance game on point, we are getting some much needed time to reevaluate aspects of our lives and the contents of our freezers. What really matters? To what lengths are we willing to make personal sacrifices to keep others around us safe? And what does a machine shop that makes pens have to say about any of this? To be honest -- not much. But, even though we’ve had to cut down on some shifts, the show must go on. We can’t offer a lot but it just so happens that some of the materials we work with like copper are fairly antimicrobial. A recent NIH-led study found that a form of...

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Good things come to those who wait

Thank you to all those who ordered a Bolt Action Mini (BAM) last month. Along with making the Titanium, Copper, and Bronze models a staple in the store, we're excited to announce that Zirconium is now in stock.As soon as the shipment came in on Monday we couldn't wait to fire up the machines and get these made. Measuring at 4.4" with the same, familiar 0.43" diameter, each Bolt Action Mini comes with a G2 Mini 0.7mm refill...

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New Release: The Bolt Action Mini Pen

Back in the early days we made a line of pens called the X, Y, and Z. The Z used the Pilot G2, the Y used a Parker style refill, and the X used the Pilot G2 mini. The X never sold all that well so I axed it pretty quickly and the other two eventually turned into our Bolt Action and Bolt Action Short models. Lately, however, we've gotten a lot of requests for a shortie pen so figured why not give X another try with the Bolt Action Mini!

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Introducing the new Tactile Turn Bolt Action Pens

Since they were first released in September 2016, the Slider and Glider Bolt Action Pens have been the core of our business. They've outsold all other models of pens in our lineup by a huge margin and, earlier this year, we began rethinking the design. The first priority was shortening the bolt action slot to improve the feel of the action by removing unnecessary carry.

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