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  • Minimalist 5.6 mm Pencil

    Reject convention • Free your soul

    In part, it’s a push against convention – the ‘rat race’, hustle and bustle, technology, the ones and zeros of binary life. It’s the ’71 beater Porsche, the 27-year-old Timberland shirt; work horses all. Meet the Minimalist from American Pen Company. You don’t worry about dropping it because you can’t break it. It’s a hunk of aluminum with the world’s boldest highlighting refill.

  • Minimalist Ballpoint

    Can art, design and efficient manufacturing coexist?

    Obviously so. Take a look at this liquid ink mini ballpoint from American Pen Company. The Minimalist is engineered to withstand even the toughest treatment; it's made from solid aircraft aluminum. The minimalistic design falls straight to your hand, is well-balanced and eager to jot a quick note. Don't miss the 'minimalistic' ball bearings; they keep your trusty pen from rolling away! Choose from 11 different liquid ink refills, some of which come in broad (our favorite).

  • Minimalist Ink Pen & Fountain Pen

    Liquid ink is where it’s at

    Liquid ink writing is unlike any other. The free flow of ink onto the page is most rewarding to us fountain pen writers. This is the foundation behind the Ink Pen. The fountain pen features a Schmidt stainless steel nib commonly found on $250 pens. American Pen Company wanted to bring this nib to the market at a dramatically lower price. This indestructible capped fountain pen can reside safely in pocket or purse.

    Write in more than 30 colors

    The Schmidt Ink Ball is a marvel of technology. Simply insert a standard international cartridge and you’re set to go. Even better, choose any ink in your stock and fill a converter. Having a handy roller ball pen with any liquid ink you wish is a treat you really need to experience. Plus, Ink Ball will happily exist without its cap for hours; no clogging and instant start-up is assured.

  • Minimalist Twist

    A new Twist on ink choices

    Introducing the new Twist for pen lovers who want a versatile everyday writer. Designed to take any one of dozens of refill choices in ten colors as well as broad through fine points. This Parker Style ball refill also comes in Liquid, Standard and GEL ink options. This is the most versatile ballpoint ink selection available. The internal twist deployment mechanism is the world’s finest from Schmidt of Germany.

    Designed without a clip using ball bearings as a clever solution to keep it from rolling away. The finish is permanently anodized for protection. Minimalist design at its very best.

  • Minimalist Gift Set

    Free your soul

    In part, it’s a push against convention – the ‘rat race’, hustle and bustle, technology, the ones and zeros of binary life. It’s the ’71 beater Porsche, the 27-year-old Timberland shirt; work horses all. Meet the Minimalist from American Pen Company. You don’t worry about dropping it because you can’t break it. It’s a hunk of aluminum with the world’s smoothest writing liquid ink refill. Your always there, dependable, new BFF.

    Highlighting fans know that bleed through is a big issue. Solved! With this 5.6mm Minimalist pencil, you can choose from green, orange or yellow and never face bleed through on even the thinnest of paper. Also offered is the standard gray graphite refill for artful work like sketch book drawing.

    The Minimalist is made from solid aircraft aluminum and is indestructible. Carry Minimalist in its included USA Made leather pen sheath with confidence. The leather sheath will quickly mold to the exact shape of your pen. Don’t miss the ‘minimalistic’ ball bearings; they keep your trusty pencil from rolling away!

    Included in this Gift Set are five note cards and envelopes. Put Made in USA quality in your pocket or on your desk.

  • Independence Ink Ball

    Discover Schmidt’s Ink Ball technology

    When we introduced the Independence in a fountain pen and rolling point, we also engineered it to accept Schmidt’s ingenious Ink Ball technology. Imagine being able to use pure liquid ink. Even better, you can choose among the 10 vibrant colors we offer. Or, use the converter and dip into your own personal favorite inks. The American Pen Company Ink Ball takes any common international size cartridge.

  • Independence Ballpoint

    You can have it all

    What do you desire most in a one piece writing instrument? Perfect balance, a durable scratch resistant finish, a clip designed to never break; ever. Would you want a ballpoint which would have an endless refill opportunity for colors, point sizes and various ink technologies?


    Made here

    The Independence Collection, our first, is a line of pens engineered and hand-crafted unlike anything else on the market. Explore the benefits we've designed into Independence and see for yourself what a value we've built. After you choose your pen, it will be packed into an eco-friendly package made of Colorado Beetle Kill Pine that doubles as your pen rest.


    We invite you to join us in the creation of a legacy as we combine the oldest known human art with the mechanical advantages of modern society; a fine quality writing instrument that's Made Here.

  • Independence Fountain Pen

    Choose Your Nib
    Stainless steel or 18k gold nib?

    Think wool versus cashmere—both get the job done, but whereas wool is durable and long-lasting, cashmere is one step finer and more luxurious. A more firm or less-experienced hand will likely prefer the reliability of stainless steel; a soft, flexible gold nib may better suit a lighter touch.

    You can have it all

    What do you desire most in a fountain pen? Perfect balance, a durable scratch resistant finish, a clip designed to never break; ever. How about a fluid nib that lays down your thoughts effortlessly. Well, you are among friends here. We've specified the best stainless steel and 18k nibs money can buy. Produced in Germany, under our specifications. These nibs are guaranteed performers.

    You can choose fine, medium or broad in our 18k nib. Or, choose the steel nib and add the extra fine to your choices. Every pen comes with a converter for using bottled ink.

    Made here

    The Independence Collection, our first, is a line of pens engineered and hand-crafted unlike anything else on the market. Explore the benefits we've designed into Independence and see for yourself what a value we've built. After you choose your pen, it will be packed into an eco-friendly package made of Colorado Beetle Kill Pine that doubles as your pen rest.

    We invite you to join us in the creation of a legacy as we combine the oldest known human art with the mechanical advantages of modern society; a fine quality writing instrument that's Made Here.

    American Pen Company offers 18k gold nibs in Fine, Medium, and Broad points. In addition to those sizes, stainless steel nibs are also available in Extra Fine point.

  • Independence Rolling Point

    We invite you to join us in the creation of a legacy as we combine the oldest known human art with the mechanical advantages of modern society; a fine quality writing instrument that's Made Here.

    Magnetic personality

    Place the pen's cap upon your desktop and begin to write with your new Independence two piece ballpoint. Immediately, you will notice the fluid motion which is aided by the pen's perfect balance. This balance in part comes from the precise location and thickness of the black matte grip. Cool to the touch and ever-lasting it falls comfortably to hand.

    When you replace your cap you'll notice the strong gravitational pull of the rare earth magnets. By utilizing these ingenious magnets we were able to bypass the cutting of easy to wear out threads. Some have said the magnets are entertaining. We'd say functional. Just like the CNC machined clip cut from solid stainless steel designed to never break, or the 21st century scratch resistant finish we've applied.

    Made here

    The Independence Collection, our first, is a line of pens engineered and hand-crafted unlike anything else on the market. Explore the benefits we've designed into Independence and see for yourself what a value we've built. After you choose your pen, it will be packed into an eco-friendly package made of Colorado Beetle Kill Pine that doubles as your pen rest.

    The Independence Collection is offered in two models: a Twist-Top ballpoint, twist-action that offers quick and easy accessibility with the slightest turn of your wrist; or a Capped ballpoint with a convenient cap that snaps securely in place every time thanks to the magic of rare-earth magnets. So, what will it be. The choice really is as simple as answering a single question: Do you prefer to remove the cap from your pen with each use, or is twist-and-write more your style?

    Both models have their advantages, but rest assured that whatever your preference, you won't limit your ink options. Both the Twist-Top and Capped ballpoint can accommodate the new and improved liquid ink or gel refills.