The pen is mightier than the sword.
The knife and the pen are foundational parts of a solid everyday carry. No amount of technical innovation is going to replace the speed and ease of pulling your pen from your pocket and jotting down a note or drawing a quick sketch. It’s analog and visceral; it's the critical link between your hand and your brain.
Meet Franck the Tank.
This is Franck, son of TJB ambassador and our friend Paul Hewitt. In early October, Franck was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It was completely out of the blue, and it’s turned Franck’s life upside down in an instant. He’s a fighter, and he’s doing well with his treatments, but he has a long road ahead of him. Paul has made it his mission to try and help other parents in similar situations. That’s the kind of person that Paul is: thinking of others before himself.
To that end, starting today, on Giving Tuesday and running through midnight Friday the 30th, we are going to be giving 10% of sales site-wide to The Grand Appeal, the children’s charity for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Since 1995, The Grand Appeal has raised more than 60 million dollars to support children and their families in the hospital.
Please join us in supporting this amazing cause.
Ready when you need it.
Designed to keep you at the ready.
The Benton uses a 304 stainless steel barrel design, which means you won’t crack your cartridge – keeping the ink where it’s meant to be, on the page. With its pusher-mounted lanyard, you can pull it from your pocket easily, or you can keep it at the ready with the PVD-coated steel pocket clip (or both). The Benton will become a staple of your everyday-carry before you know it.
TJB x DDC.
What good is a pen if you don’t have something to write on? Enter Field Notes co-founder and uber-designer Aaron Draplin. He’s a longtime friend, and we’ve been wanting to team up for awhile now, and finally made it happen. Nothing feels as good as pulling Field Notes and a pen from your pocket and solving a dispute, making a quick framework, or taking down some real-time weather obs. It turns out the Benton and Field Notes make the perfect pair for analog communication.
Get it before it's gone.
The Benton LTD is a limited release of the Benton, offered initially only to our mailing list. The LTD version is comes in ceramic-coated white, and ships in our TJB LTD packaging, with a hand-signed and numbered card, and a 3-pack of our ultra-limited TJB& LTD hand-numbered Field Notes. Only 600 of these will ever be made.