SMALL BATCH RELEASE
It’s one of those banner days around the shop when you can bring back something that you thought was gone for good, and today is one of those days. Way back in 2016, we began applying ceramic firearms/automotive coating (KG Industries brand) to some of our pens in small batches. We started with that company’s 2400 series Turquoise, and we couldn’t keep those pens in stock. The color and finish were something completely unique in terms of a finish option for our pens. Applied lightly, with an airbrush we got a gloss coat of beautiful turquoise that was then oven hardened for a relatively durable finish.
Recently we’ve switched to using Cerakote* brand ceramic coating which provides better hardness, more color options, and is applied professionally by an official Cerakote applicator. Cerakote expands their color options frequently, and they added a color called Aztec Teal H-349 to their catalog recently. It looked like a nice color to add since we’re always getting requests for teal and turquoise shades. We sent off a few styles for this color and they came back looking amazing. Not only that, this color is VERY close to our 2400 series Turquoise pens. It’s so similar that set side-by-side they NEARLY match. The biggest difference is the current Turquoise (Aztec Teal) is a satin finish while the original 2400 series was a gloss finish.
We thought it would be appropriate that the first color of Cerakote for the Decograph would be Turquoise. It’s the OG color for this type of treatment and it looks great on the Decograph with all of the hardware options we’re allowing for customization. The Cerakote is full coverage over the cap and body including the body threads. It’s not thick enough to cause the thread engagement to suffer. Over time the Cerakote on the threads will wear from capping and uncapping, but it is quite robust and has been applied evenly to the threads. You’ll have the option to select Silver anodized, Brass, or Copper hardware along with a variety of polished steel and titanium nib options. The hardware kits for customization include clip, grip, and top & bottom finials allowing for three different trim packages. Each Decograph ships with a Schmidt K5 converter and two black Monteverde cartridges. Ships in our custom recyclable packaging.
45 pens available
*Cerakote is a temperature-cured, spray-on ceramic coating that is used in a variety of industries including automotive, defense, outdoors, and sports. While Cerakote has been tested and rated at the highest levels of hardness, corrosion resistance, flexibility, and heat; it is not nearly as durable as anodize. Like all coatings, Cerakote can and will naturally wear when carried against objects of a similar or greater hardness than the Cerakote. Cerakote can chip or crack if dropped onto hard surfaces. Be advised this surface finish will wear over time, and is not as resistant to wear or damage as our standard anodize.
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.