PSA: You Can Now Buy Studio Neat’s “Mark One” Pen
It’s been a little over a year since I first wrote about Studio Neat’s Mark One pen. At the time, they were in the midst of getting their Kickstarter funded, which they way more than succeeded in doing.
As a reminder, the Mark One is a “custom machined, all-metal, retractable pen with a ceramic based exterior coating for long lasting durability.” Designed specifically with the Schmidt P8126 rollerball refill in mind — but compatible with any Parker-style refill — the pen sports an aluminum body coated in a matte ceramic-polymer coating called Cerakote, which is often otherwise used to make firearms resistant to abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, and impacts.
This is a pen designed to last a lifetime. And, in typical Studio Neat fashion, they didn’t settle on just any old retraction mechanism on the market, preferring instead to create their own all-metal (yet still clicky!) one:
The Mark One comes in four colors:
- Black + Nickel ($65)
- White + Nickel ($75)
- Black + Copper ($65)
- White + Copper ($75)