With details that would absolutely entice any mechanical-design/industrial-design enthusiast, the Wingback Mechanical Pen is a hat-tip to the reliability of products from half a century ago. Long before planned obsolescence was a thing, products were built to last a lifetime. People would own, use, and reuse products for years, passionately maintaining them for future use, and fixing them if something ever broke. It’s rare to see that sort of passion in today’s products, and the Wingback Mechanical Pen is a rare item that embraces that culture of design-for-perpetuity. Machined entirely from brass and stainless steel – and available with custom engraving for every owner – the Wingback presents a wonderful throwback to the days when products were reliable, and pens were designed to last not years, but generations.
With a classic form on the outside and a high-quality refill on the inside, the Wingback is a really reliable writing instrument. Its classic form sports a knurled grip for sheer tactile delight, and a knurled end-cap that you can screw off to access the pen’s refill on the inside. The Wingback comes with a Fisher PR4 pressurized cartridge; a refill that lasts on an average thrice as long as most refills, and comes with a tungsten-carbide tip that gives it incredible smoothness and strength. The Wingback’s outer body is calibrated for a great writing experience too, with a width of 10mm that feels comfortable to hold onto, along with the metallic construction’s weight that gives you confident, reliable strokes. The end-cap can be twisted to deploy and retract the nib, giving you a neat mechanism that your fingers will absolutely fall in love with.
The Wingback comes in two variants, a pristine stainless steel that promises to look exactly the same even as centuries pass, and a lustrous brass, that captures the old-world spirit, and will develop a beautiful patina over time, as unique as you and the thoughts you pen down.
Designer: Alasdair MacLaine of Wingback
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Wingback – A Custom Mechanical Pen That Will Last a Lifetime
Wingback’s latest creation, the Wingback Mechanical Pen, epitomizes their “buy once” philosophy. Machine turned from brass or stainless steel, it has been designed to last for decades, not months and help its owner rediscover the joy of putting pen to paper.
With a wide 10mm (3/8 Inch) diameter and knurled grip, it sits comfortably in the hand to reduce writing fatigue while the satisfying weight of its materials encourages more time to be taken with every pen stroke.
– A large 10mm (3/8 Inch) diameter allows for a better grip around the pen barrel means you can write more comfortably for longer
– At a compact 117.5mm (4.63 Inch) length, the pen fits neatly in the crook of your hand when writing and is ideal to tuck in your pocket or bag
– Made in the UK and built to last a lifetime
– Personalization of 50 characters available, laser engraved onto the barrel
– A single handed twist allows you to lock the nib in place with our bespoke mechanism
– Precise manufacturing tolerances stop any unwanted nib wobble
– Includes Fisher PR4 pressurized refill – (Refills widely available from Amazon etc)
– Limited edition artist collaborations launching throughout the campaign
Wingback team can laser engrave up to 50 characters on the barrel to your specification, enough space for your initials, name or a personal quote to make your pen a little bit extra special.
Design and Functionality
Over 25 iterations has honed in on this design. A larger diameter barrel means your hand won’t fatigue as quickly as gripping a narrower pen and the knurled barrel provides good purchase for your fingers. The satisfying weight of the pen also acts as a gentle reminder to take more time over your writing and drawing, achieving a neater result.
The heavier of the two, the brass pen (56g/1.98oz) will develop a unique patina as its surface oxidises and interacts with the natural oils in your hands. This pen will quickly look like a timeless tool, but can easily be polished up to its original lustre.
Slightly lighter than brass, stainless steel pen (50g/1.76 oz) has a harder surface and will not oxidize over time. This means it will maintain its crisp aesthetic indefinitely.
A pen is only as good as the cartridge that you use. That’s why they are working with Fisher Space Pens*. The PR4 refill is a pressurized cartridge with a tungsten carbide tip. It lasts three times longer than alternatives and provides an unparalleled smoothness with every pen stroke.
The metal designs are custom made from start to finish and made in the UK using trusted local suppliers. A solid block of stainless steel or brass is CNC machined to produce incredibly precise parts. Each one is individually inspected and tested to ensure it will withstand the test of time. Their manufacturing partner make predominantly aerospace components and have BS EN AS 9100 accreditation.
The pen is designed to be as compact as possible to fit discreetly into a bag or pocket, but long enough to sit comfortably in the crook of your hand while writing.
– Diameter: Ø10mm / 3/8 Inch
– Height: 117.5mm / 4.63 Inch
Machined finish to a surface roughness of 0.4 Ra (μm) with a 0.5mm perpendicular diamond knurl around the circumference.
Limited Edition Drop: Wingback X Kerby Rosanes
Wingback has teamed up with select illustrators and artists from all around the world to recreate their artwork for our new mechanical pen. In addition to the regular pens, these special editions will be available for a limited time throughout the campaign.
Kicking off this artist series with a favorite from the Cash Wallet X Artist collaboration. Wingback previously teamed up with Philippines based graphic designer turned world renowned illustrator Kerby Rosanes to bring his rapacious artwork, the Vampire Wolf, to life on our leather wallets.
Now the Wolf returns in brass and stainless steel, laser engraved with intricate detail along the barrel of the Mechanical Pen.
An independent design studio founded in 2014 and based in the heart of London, we stand for an alternative to mass production and disposable culture. Everything they make is designed to be a pleasure to use, to improve with age and become a cherished item that can be passed down through generations.
Uniting the precision of modern manufacturing with the longevity of traditional handmade design, they create exceptional items in the UK, designed for any journey, from commutes through the capital to adventures along the Jurassic Coast.
Useful, enduring and iconic, Wingback products represent hundreds of hours of design, manufacture and testing in the field. Each one is unique, made from exceptional materials and with an attention to detail you can see, smell and feel.
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