It’s never a sure thing, phasing out styles or colors, and choosing replacement options. We mulled over multiple options as we chose the future direction of the Al 13 Decograph. Ultimately, we decided to focus production variants on matte finishes and single color finishes at that. The first addition to the production Al 13 Decograph relaunch lands today.
The matte anodize finish allows for better color matching on all parts; so it makes sense to use it for the Production Al 13 Decograph pens. By using a heavy tumbled preparation process on the raw pens, we get a uniform look and feel that the anodize can be applied to. The first addition to the Production Al 13 Decograph 2022 Relaunch is a matte grey color on all parts, and it looks great. It’s just a shade on the side of the blue-grey range, giving a cool look to the pen. The uniformity of the anodize is top notch on these pens with just a slight difference in shade on the clips and finials due to the thickness of those parts. Select from a variety of #6 (250) Bock nibs in polished steel and titanium which have been tuned, smoothed, and hand tested for performance. Ships with a Schmidt K5 converter, and two black Monteverde ink cartridges in our recyclable packaging with a custom vinyl sticker.
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
The Decograph is made from 6061-T aluminum on our CNC lathes and Swiss machining centers, in Mesa, Arizona. Schmidt and Bock manufacture their products in Germany. Monteverde cartridges are made in Austria.