In such a digital age, it surprises me that people use pens any more. Case in point. My Mother was visiting a few weeks ago, and she wanted to make a list. So she asked me where I kept my pens and paper. My what? Sure, I have some stored in a box, but for the most part, I’ve switched to online lists, or simply just typing things on my phone. This is obviously better for the environment, but it does feel like I’m losing something. I am a visual person, so I like to see things written down. Especially when it comes to list. Writing out a list, and then being able to cross off what I’ve accomplished is very rewarding. So where am I going with all of this? Well, pens are still being used.
And in fact, the 2016 World’s Best Pen has come back in a titanium model. This is likely to delight pen enthusiasts from all over the world. The Kosmos Pen is back in a new, titanium avatar, while still retaining the same classic design. Known as the Kosmos Titan, the writing instrument is precisely milled from a solid Grade-5 Titanium billet. With a newly devised magnetic system on the inside (featuring neodymium magnets), the pen’s opening/closing action works like an absolute charm, with its simple yet sophisticated ‘click’. The pen comes in a matte version like its aluminum counterpart, but also makes itself available in a mirror finish variant, which promises to never lose its luster or collect scratches, thanks to Titanium’s physical properties. The Mirror-Polished Version of Titan runs through multiple extensive polishing stages to give its superior surface finish which promises to last a lifetime and some more.
Designed with the award winning aesthetic of the original Kosmos, but with a material upgrade, the Kosmos Titan retains the same two-piece pen construction. The matte variant comes in a space gray color, accentuated by a chrome belt running along the middle (visible when the pen is closed). The mirror finished titanium variant features a gun-metal colored belt that punctuates its design beautifully, doing full justice to the Red Dot Best of the Best Award it has to its credit.
I wrote an article earlier, where I suggested that the price of a wallet seemed high to me. I am not going to get into all of that, you’ll have to go and read that article to hear my thoughts. But, the price of this pen seems even more ridiculous to me. It will cost you $105. I am not judging you if you want to spend that kind of money on a pen. I completely understanding loving something so much, that money doesn’t matter. But for me, that’s not a pen. Mostly because of the fact that I just don’t use them much any more. Sure, I use them at work, but they get lost or stolen, or misplaced. And I don’t want to see that happen to something of such great value. But this is just my opinion, and I’m supportive of your decision to buy one. They look truly incredible. But it’s just not for me. Would you buy the world’s best pen for $105?