Channel Point Pen
Channel Point Pen
Precision writing instrument
Individually crafted solid metal ballpoint pen with a unique U-clip. The entire body is cut from solid aluminum while the clip is cut from solid brass. We found this combination gives the pen the solid feeling we love without being heavy. Textured rings we call ‘Gear' finish give an industrial, non slip grip. We also improved the "click" to be smoother. Included ink cartridge: SXR-5 0.5mm waterproof ink. Patent pending. Weight 28g. Handmade in Japan.
・Do not remove the small screw on the back of the pen. It will no longer work and the pen may be permanently damaged.
・Main body screw: forcing closed may damage threads.
・When not in use or carrying, retract the pen tip. Exposed pen tip may result in ink leakage.
・A small amount of oil may be present; please wipe pen before use.
・Keep dry. Moisture may result in discoloration. If pen gets wet wipe immediately with a soft dry cloth.
・Over time paint may darken, chip, or rub off. Metal colors also may change.
・Sudden impact (such as dropping the pen) or rubbing against other objects may result in breakage or paint removal.
・Writing on dirty or rough surfaces may cause ink blockage.
・Do not place within the reach of children.
・Do not use for any purpose other than writing.
・Avoid exposing the pen to direct sunlight or high temperature.
・Do not open the clip too far.
・Irregularity in color, surface and texture are a natural part of hand cut and polished metal.
We ship worldwide via DHL. Shipping usually takes 7-10 days from the dispatch date.
Shipping charges vary by country and are automatically selected according to the shipping address. The shipping charges for each region are as follows.
Order Price...............Shipping Cost
Zone 1 (North America, Hong Kong, and others; see full list below)
¥49,999 and less...............¥2,500
¥50,000 and over..............no charge
Zone 2 (United Kingdom, France, and others; see full list below)
¥49,999 and less...............¥3,000
¥50,000 and over..............no charge
Zone 3 (See full list below)
What is my shipping zone?Zone 1
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Order Price...............Shipping Cost
¥10,999 and less................¥750
¥11,000 and over..............no charge
Some products are eligible for delivery directly to mailbox for a shipping fee of ¥380.
If the products you ordered are eligible, you will be able to select it from the shipping method selection screen at checkout.
Postalco cannot take responsibility for any shipping delays due to customs clearance, payment transaction delays, or any unforeseen circumstances.
Import taxes, duties, and related customs fees may be charged when the parcel arrives at the destination country. The payment of these charges and taxes is the responsibility of recipient and will not be covered by Postalco. Duties & taxes are set by the customs authorities of the destination country. We estimate the value to be between 25-40% of the amount paid for the item(s) ordered. The shipper will contact you directly requesting payment upon your order's arrival through customs.
All shipments outside Japan include a commercial invoice to avoid delays in customs. We are unable to indicate a lower price for the value of your order listed on your commercial invoice as we must adhere to all international import/export rules and regulations.
Unclaimed packages: The shipper will leave a notice if nobody is available to sign for your package. The shipping agent will hold your package for a few days only. If you do not claim it, it will be returned to us, marked unclaimed. You will be required to pay for shipping twice to have your order sent a 2nd time. There may be some countries we cannot ship to due to courier restrictions.
ギフトラッピング Gift Wrapping
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We offer free gift wrapping. Please select the gift wrapping option on the product details page. If you would like us to gift wrap multiple items together or to gift wrap only part of your order, please explain in the remarks box. The wrapping paper used will be based on availability and size of the product. Please note that it is not possible to select the type and size of the wrapping paper.
Complimentary card included for purchases 5,000 yen (excluding tax) or higher. One card per item over 5000 yen. Please choose one of the cards labeled "A", "B", or "C" and write it in the remarks field below. One gift card can be attached to each gift-wrapped item.
Example request in remarks box
"Message Card A,** I would like to have the Notebook A5 (Dark Blue) and the Mineral Key Holder gift wrapped together, the Notebook A6 and A7 gift wrapped separately, and the rest of the items do not need gift wrapping."
If you choose to receive gift wrapping, we will not include an order receipt that shows the price. Please contact us if you would like to receive a receipt by email.
Our original U-Clip
When this pen is attached to a notepad or in a pocket, all that’s visible is the U-clip, giving it a clean look like a classic tie clip. The U-shaped clip, made by shaving metal away from a solid block, is Postalco’s original design. In a single curved shape, the metal clip arcs over the top of the pen allowing the pen to sink lower onto the papers and pockets it is clipped to.
Like an instrument
Instead of a plastic or rubber grip, there are fine record-like lines inscribed into the pen body. Lines cut into the clip give just the grip needed and also create a subtle graph pattern. It feels refined: less like a tool and more like an instrument. This pen embraces traditional craft but with the goal of blending it into everyday contemporary life.
Checking each pen at the studio.
We named this pen because the passage where the clip slides looks like a channel. We like when things are moving forward so channels are inspiring. Pens allow us to take the thoughts and ideas swimming around in our heads and put them down on paper. Once we can see those thoughts outside of our minds, we can take the next step.
Extended grip pattern
In the same way that a person’s eyes shift around a room while having a conversation, a pen is held in many different positions when in use. That’s why we extended the grip pattern over half of the pen body.
Forget the pen
Ballpoint pens roll around in nearly every drawer. When writing with a ballpoint pen, it is almost invisible. This 'transparency' is only possible with the most sophisticated stationery. You can forget about the pen and focus on the writing.
Focus on expressing
Ballpoint pens are to a writer what goggles and oxygen tanks are to a diver. Having to dip a pen into ink constantly is like having to come up for air every 30 seconds. The tanks take the diver further under the ocean and a ballpoint allows the writer to focus more deeply on expressing.
Here are drawings of an oversized ballpoint pen prototype we made using a roll-on deodorant container. Just thinking about how remarkable it is to use a ball for the tip of a pen made us want to make a giant pen. We cut off the bottom of a deodorant container, attached a large tube, and filled it with sumi ink. It wrote for about thirty seconds and was immediately clogged. We are regularly impressed by how well some ballpoint pens work.
Smooth and quick drying
Pen and clip prototypes
Learning from Japan
The craftspeople, suppliers, and small workshops found in Japan make things not to be found anywhere else. We are fortunate to work with family businesses that are so focused on their craft. Don’t put Postalco items on a shelf or in a drawer. Their beauty is revealed through daily use. They will help you feel good at home and be ready in a meeting.