There’s no denying that having a pen on your person is convenient. From signing receipts to jotting down quick notes, having your own pen eliminates the need to borrow the public-facing loaner that’s ever-so-popular at most checkout counters. Devoting the pocket space (or remembering to grab it on the way out the door) is the most common reason you might not be carrying a pen. Luckily, The James Brand has a modern and minimalist solution — the Stilwell. It’s a compact titanium pen that’s optimized for easy carry.
At a scant 3.5” long when closed and only .45” in diameter, the Stilwell is about as pocket-friendly as a pen can get without compromising the writing experience. When extended, the pen measures in at 5.4”, which is plenty long for comfortably taking quick notes, busting out an impromptu napkin sketch, or even longer writing sessions. The pen takes D1 style refills, which are easy to get in a variety of colors and ink styles. Carrying the Stilwell is easy too, thanks to the quick access lanyard attached to the integrated loop at the top of the pen. At just under 3/4 of an ounce, you won’t know it’s there until you need it.
- Barrel Material: 6Al-4V Annealed Titanium
- Cartridge: D1 Style Replaceable Ink Cartridge
- Nib Type: Ball Point
- Ink Color: Black
- Cartridge Access: Twist off
- Finish: Brushed Aluminum
- Length Open: 5.4 inches / 136.5 millimeters
- Diameter: .45 inches / 11.5 millimetersWEIGHT - .71 ounces / 21.5 grams
- Length, Closed: 3.5 inches / 89.5 millimeters
Founded in 2012 out of Portland, OR, The James Brand started with a simple goal in mind — to create everyday tools that both function and look better than what was available. With a focus on modern, minimal design, The James Brand produces a wide range of EDC gear. Everything from their popular knife collection down to their reimagining of the carabiner is designed with both purpose and style in mind. The best materials and the highest attention to detail result in a lineup of tools that are built to last a lifetime.