“Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery-white, soft, nonmagnetic and ductile metal in the boron group. By mass, aluminium makes up about 8% of the Earth’s crust; it is the third most abundant element after oxygen and silicon and the most abundant metal in the crust, though it is less common in the mantle below.” – Wikipedia
Our final Al 13 Decograph release until the holidays is one we’ve been working on for a while now. When we saw just how good the dark teal looked in a matte anodize on heavy tumbled pens, we knew there would be an Al 13 Decograph in the works with this colorway. That’s what we’ve done here, taking the matte dark teal caps and bodies and pairing them with matte black hardware. The finish provides that great tactile “grip” that people love with our matte pens.
This is the current Al 13 Decograph with improvements made to the pen to make sure it meets our standard for quality, fit and finish, and writing experience. First, we slightly modified our single piece, milled clip by machining it at a slight angle. This ensures the clip rests on the cap providing tension when the pen is carried, even clipped to thin silk, the pen stays put. Second, we’ve adapted the upper finial with a longer thread and added a lower finial. Both are thread in units that are semi-permanently affixed with Loctite to make sure they don’t come unscrewed at any point. Lastly, we added an o-ring in the cap that keeps the cap firmly in place when the pen is pocket carried. The Satin Violet – Al 13 – Decograph ships in our custom recyclable cardboard box and a KPC sticker.
Each pen ships with a polished steel nib in a variety of available tip sizes, a standard international converter, and two black standard international cartridges. Two-tone, titanium, and 14K gold nib upgrades are available for an additional charge when selecting your nib.
75 Pens Available
Overall Length (Capped) – 137.27 mm / 5.40”
Overall Length (Uncapped) – 128.46 mm / 5.05”
Overall Length (Posted) – 162.56mm / 6.4”
Grip Width (Min) – 9.35 mm / 0.36”
Grip Width (Max) – 10.77 mm / 0.42”
Body Width (Min) – 9.51 mm / 0.37”
Body Width (Max) – 12.57 mm / 0.49”
Cap Width (Min) – 13.49 mm / 0.53”
Cap Width (Max) – 15.23 mm / 0.59”
Aluminum Weight – 34.4g / 1.21 oz
Each pen comes standard with a polished steel Bock nib with our Karas branding on most sizes. Titanium and 14K gold upgrades available as stock levels dictate. Includes a Schmidt K5 converter and two Monteverde black cartridges. Ships in our standard, recyclable cardboard box with corresponding instructions.
Our pens are designed, manufactured, and assembled in Mesa, Arizona. The Al 13 Decograph uses material, components, and accessories sourced from the United States, Germany, and Austria.