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Manhattan Ballpoint Pen Hardware Kit - Black Titanium w/ Gold

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With its elegant profile, superb balance, and smooth action, the Manhattan Pen has earned its place as a favorite among pen turners. It's a single twist pen - one turn of the barrel exposes the ballpoint tip. The Manhattan Ballpoint Pen takes standard Parker ballpoint pen refills. Choose from hundreds of eye-catching materials for the barrel. In hardly any time at all, you'll have a twist pen that will truly be turning heads.

Turning Accessories Needed:
  • Turning Blank (sold separately)
  • Pen Turning Mandrel (sold separately)
  • Manhattan Bushing Set (#43428, sold separately)
  • 27/64" Drill Bit (#32111, sold separately)
(1) Black Titanium w/ Gold Manhattan Ballpoint Pen Hardware Kit
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number RZ-40#-BTWG
Weight 0.1200
Finish Gold, Titanium
Type Pen
Style Manhattan
4.5 / 5.0
42 Reviews
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Manhattan Pen, easy to make. Great value
I really like these pens, they are classy looking and are nice sample pens for my video. Probably one of the easiest pens to assemble. Be sure to check out my YouTube video to see how this pen looks finished
Quality components
Really a nice looking pen
February 15, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Can't beat it for the moneyd
Beautiful pen and simple to assemble. One of my favorites!
January 8, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Used for Aviator pen
December 20, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great looking Pen!!
Great looking Pen!!
November 24, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice pen but you have to guess how it goes together no instructions
June 10, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very easy to assemble
This pen is a great gift, since the fist pen I turned in November I've had ten or more requests for more, very stylish pen with any blank or laser inlay.
January 13, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to Turn, Looks Very Classy
The "black" parts shown in the Rockler photo are a dark, metallic gray, not black. Look at the example photos posted by Rockler customers to see for yourself.

I turned many pens from different Rockler pen kits this year for holiday gifts, including several Manhattan pens. The Manhattan pens are the easiest pens I have found yet. You turn one piece and finish it, then press the cap on. It is the only time you need a press. Insert the mechanism and ink cartridge in the bottom, then screw on the tip. With your hands, push the top part onto the bottom part. Done.

I turned several Manhattan pens this year, from the Titanium Gold kits and also the regular Gold kits. As far as I could tell, they are identical, other than the titanium gray vs. black on the top and bottom. The gold parts are the same. The titanium gray looks special. Black is black.

Caution: Pay attention to the clip as you press the cap in place. The clip will bend slightly against the pen to provide normal clip pressure, but don't allow it to bend much. You can accidentally bend it too far, and then it won't touch the pen when assembly is complete.
January 12, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I really enjoyed making this pen.
December 28, 2018
1 year ago
Great pens
Great pens when assembled.
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December 26, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nicest pen I've turned yet.
This is the first single body pen I've turned. I liked it. Very easy to put together as well (only one pressure fitting). It writes very well too, not like some ball points.

One thing that isn't apparent in the stock photos is that the black parts are NOT black. They are black titanium... ie.. dark silvery gray. It's hard to explain. From certain angles they look black, from others, silvery gray. I really like the look, but thought I was losing my mind for a minute :)
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Added Dec 24, 2018
December 24, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It was on sale and I am adding pens to my wood-turning business
Dean G on Dec 17, 2019
On sale
Scott B on Dec 12, 2019
It was on sale and I am adding pens to my wood-turning business
Dean G on Dec 17, 2019
Was on sale at a good price
Robert V on Dec 12, 2019
On sale
Scott B on Dec 12, 2019
Great Pen
Carl on Sep 14, 2019
turning as gifts
Joe L on Apr 21, 2019
To complete Aviator pen kit. I wish that was stated clearer that the pen kit didn't include pen
Steve L on Mar 13, 2019
Completing projects
Scott H on Feb 28, 2019
go's with vietnam ribbon kit
Earl M on Dec 24, 2018
I like the style of this pen and it makes a great gift.
John W on Dec 8, 2018
Like making pens to give away and to sell.
Dave S on Dec 6, 2018
It seems simple to make
Eladio M on Dec 5, 2018
Like this style of pens to turn.
Bonna J on Dec 4, 2018
Company Christmas gifts
Craig G on Dec 2, 2018
Great value
Steven C on Dec 1, 2018
This kit makes an elegant pen.
Myrna F on Nov 30, 2018
want to do a different pen
Kenneth B on Nov 29, 2018
On sale
William D. H on Nov 29, 2018
gift for a friend
L T on Nov 29, 2018
To fulfill a Christmas order I’m working on
Roblyn G on Nov 28, 2018
Looks like a very nice project. Excited to start working on this style pen.
William B on Nov 27, 2018
I’ve turned many of these pens and love the ease of assembly.
R F on Nov 26, 2018
positive past experience
craig s on Nov 26, 2018
To make an ink pen
Louise w on Nov 25, 2018
This great looking pen was on sale and I decide to stock up
Rodger C on Nov 24, 2018
The price was right and I needed to have some new kits to turn also I like the style of it looks like a classy pen
Glen on Nov 24, 2018
liked the style and wanted to try
WAYNE L on Nov 22, 2018
Need this pen to make police and guitar inlay pens
Darrell A on Nov 10, 2018
I used Ebony with this kit - Looks great! Very elegant and reminds me of what you might find on a desk in the 1920's.
Ronald D on Dec 19, 2017
on sale
Robin M on Dec 8, 2017
On sale
John H on Dec 5, 2017
Want Police Laser-cut Pen Kit to have Gold trim
Bruce P on Nov 28, 2017
I like this pen lit and it was on sale at 50% off.
J L on Nov 25, 2017
Like it better then the gatsby from psi.
David N on Nov 24, 2017
I turn pens for a hobby
Paul L on Feb 28, 2017
to make pens
Boyd R on Jan 1, 2017
It was a gift to a beginning pen maker.
N F on Dec 24, 2016
A new style of pen
Robert on Dec 19, 2016
Different style of pen.
Jon M on Dec 16, 2016
Nice kit and it was on sale
ROBERT S on Dec 7, 2016
julie r on Dec 5, 2016
I have purchased this pen before and find it to be an excellent instrument
James R on Dec 1, 2016
On sale. Like the pen. Price is right. Will use for gifts.
Tim O on Dec 1, 2016
James F on Nov 26, 2016
Good price!
Cathy E on Nov 25, 2016
Black Friday Sale
chandler t on Nov 25, 2016
Good buy.
Henry A on Nov 25, 2016
Beautiful pen.
Matthew D on Nov 21, 2016
J P M on Mar 30, 2016
for Gadsden Flag Pen
A P on Mar 27, 2016
Ray G on Mar 5, 2016
Was on sale at a good price
Robert V on Dec 12, 2019
Great Pen
Carl on Sep 14, 2019
Is this pen the same size tube as the Gatsby pen?
Shawn Y on Dec 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Manhattan is 2.21 in length. The gatsby is 2.25 in length. Both are 0.410 in diameter
Will this accept a pilot G2 refill?
Scott M on Dec 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Probably not. It takes a standard Parker style refill only.
please tell me how long of a blank i will need to make this pen?
r t on Nov 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The finished barrel will be 2 1/4 inches long. Leave yourself an extra 1/8 to 1/4 inch for squaring the ends for a starting length of 2 1/2 inches.
Does this have two platings, black titanium and plain gold or is the gold titanium as well? How durable are the platings?
Scott M on Dec 13, 2017
The Manhattan Pen Kit has two finishes. The tip assembly and the cap assembly are both in three (3) sections, the gold portion of this pen are the two outer parts of each section and the black titanium is in the middle part of each section.
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