Kickstarter: TiScribe Fountain/Ballpoint EDC Pen in Copper
- Available in Copper, Brass or Titanium
- Fountain pen or ballpoint
- Titanium pocket clip
- Seamless machining and design
- High gloss finish
- 4.45″ overall
- 4.15″ uncapped
The Ti Scribe Fountain / Ballpoint Pen was designed with EDC use in mind. This little pen is meant to live in your pocket and be used as needed. It’s short in length, but not uncomfortable to use when writing. The design and construction are both quality – including features like invisible seams and a fully machined body/cap.
The pen is built around a Bock nib unit, and includes a small international cartridge of black ink. The nib writes buttery smooth and has good ink flow right out of the box. These nibs may look familiar – as Kaweco uses them. There’s some nice scroll work and Bock’s logo stamped into the nib.
This pen is QUITE small. It reminds me a bit of the Kaweco Liliput, but a bit wider. This extra diameter makes for a more comfortable writing experience. The grip section of the pen has grooves machined into it for improved grip and control. I do have a few issues with the pen. It’s just a little bit too short for extended writing periods. I feel like the end of the pen hits an awkward spot in my hand, I wish it was just a bit longer (TiScribe is now offering an extended length version of the pen as a stretch goal). I also wish that the cap posted. Although Kelvin, the designer, stated that threads on the back of the pen are ugly, it’s very easy to misplace this small cap. I think an EDC pen, especially one meant to be used on the go, would benefit from a cap retention system. Speaking of the cap, each cap comes with a titanium pocket clip. The clip is held in place by a single screw. I’ve found that the pen stays put in my pocket and the cap hasn’t fallen off while walking. The shorter length of the pen ensures that it doesn’t jab you in the leg while carrying.
The pen is a bit longer than a Kaweco Sport when capped, and slightly shorter when posted.
Overall, I think that the Scribe makes a good pen for EDC. It’s more substantial than the Kaweco Liliput, but not as comfortable to use as the Sport. I’d definitely say that it’s a happy medium. I’m intrigued by the longer version, as I like the design and feel of the pen. It’s obvious that there was a high level of detail involved in designing and manufacturing the pen.
To learn even more about the Scribe, and to pick one up for yourself, head over to their Kickstarter page. There’s just under two weeks left to get in on the pledge!
4 thoughts on “Kickstarter: TiScribe Fountain/Ballpoint EDC Pen in Copper”
Thanks for the review, Ed – I jumped on this Kickstarter a couple of weeks ago, but the length of the pen was (and still is) a question mark for me – though I think I’m going to stick with the shorter pen.
It’s probably worth pointing out that there’s now an option to buy the pen cap with a lanyard in place of the clip (or pay $15 extra to a cap with clip AND one with lanyard) – so you can carry the pen around your neck, and be less worried about potential loss of the cap…