What is it:
The Grovemade Titanium Pen and Stand is pretty much exactly what the name implies. It’s a titanium pen with a stainless steel and walnut stand from a company that brings you premium desk, home, and EDC accessories.
Refill: .6mm Schmidt P8126 rollerball
Material (pen) : 6Al-4V Titanium
Material (stand): 1018 Stainless Steel, American Black Walnut, Eastern Hardrock Maple, Natural Cork
- 5.65” long
- 0.41” (10.5 mm) overall diameter
- 0.36” (9.1 mm) grip diameter
- 1.2 oz (34 grams)
- 1.95” diameter
- 0.82” (21 mm) height
- 7.8 oz (221 grams)
Today, we’re taking a look at the first writing instrument available from Grove Made. While I haven’t had any hands-on experience with their stuff before, their line of desk accessories has always been on my radar. Maybe it’s time to bite, considering that I’m staring at a stack of notebooks holding up my iMac that I’d rather be writing in. Anyway, back to the pen. It’s loaded up with a twist mechanism, machined from titanium, and takes a Schmidt capless rollerball refill. It also comes with a nifty little wood and steel base to proudly display the pen on your desk. There’s not a whole lot going on here, but the little details are what makes this pen stand out from the pack.
The pen has three flattened surfaces on it to keep it from rolling all over the place on your desk. Each side also provides a surface for your fingers to rest on, ideal if you hold your pen with a triangular grip, but less than ideal if you don’t. It’s not quite as corrective as say a Lamy Safari grip, but it does tend to guide your grip to the flat surfaces. Two of these surfaces terminate about 1/4 inch from the top of the pen, while one goes all the way to the end. This elongated flat spot allows the pen to sit flat on a desk. The design is also carried over to the twist mechanism on top. As for branding, Grove Made keeps things to a minimal here. Their logo is engraved into the top of the twist mechanism, and on this titanium version, the elemental symbol (Ti) is engraved into the body of the pen. It looks an awful lot like the BigiDesign logo, which I’m sure they didn’t intentionally do.
In hand, I’ve found the pen to be a nice medium weight. There’s some heft there, but not so much that you’ll tire from longer writing sessions. I really liked how tight the tolerance around the tip of the refill is. There’s no wiggle or annoying “click” when you lift and depress the pen between letters or words. This is one of the bonuses about taking a single type of refill – the tip can be fit exactly to it.
Speaking of the refill…Inside the pen, there’s a Schmidt capless rollerball that leaves a nice wet line as it glides across the page. To replace the refill, you simply unscrew the twist mechanism and you’re presented with the refill inside. It’s quick, easy, and straightforward.
One of the cooler things about the pen is the walnut and steel base that comes with the pen. It’s built like a tank and proudly displays the pen on your desk. If you desk happens to be decked out in other Grove Made accessories, it’s bound to give a cohesive and neat look. On my absolute trainwreck of a work desk, it’s probably the cleanest thing on there. Shoutout the 150 loose paperclips, unused stickers, bottles of ink, and random notebooks.
Overall, the Grove Made titanium pen is nice. It’s built well, uses a nice refill, and is presented in a sleek and premium manner. While it’s not going to change the pen world dramatically, it’s a nice addition. If you already have a desk decked out with their other stands, organizers, and mats, then picking this up is a no-brainer. You can snag your own from Grove Made in either Brass, Black Aluminum, or Titanium right here. They start at $60 for the aluminum, $80 for the brass, and finally $100 for the titanium. Thanks for reading!
This pen was provided free of charge to review by Grove Made. All opinions are my own, and I was not monetarily compensated for my review.