Kickstarter machined pens come and go, but none has seen more use from me over the past few years than the Sunderland MK1.
While it looks simple on the outside, Brad Sunderland packed several unique features in the MK1. First of all, there are no visible threads on the pen barrel. This is accomplished by hiding the cap threading beneath the grip section. It’s so well integrated you wouldn’t know it was there if I didn’t tell you.
Secondly, this is a metal pen that posts, and posts well. This is accomplished by a slight taper in the rear of the barrel combined with a polymer liner inside the cap to prevent metal on metal scratching. The liner also allows the cap to stay firmly in place when writing.
Finally, the clip is machined from a block of stainless steel, not stamped like you will find on other pens. This greatly increases the clip strength while retaining its flexibility and functionality.
The Sunderland MK1 fits all Pilot G2 compatible refills, plus Montblanc’s screw-in refills for their rollerball and fineliner. And did you notice the new barrel colors now available? Red, Blue, Grey, and Orange have all been added to the mix, and they look fantastic.
The MK1 is now available at Sunderland Machine Works and is absolutely worth checking out. My thanks to Sunderland Machine Works for sponsoring The Pen Addict this week.