All Cross products are shipped in boutique-quality gift packaging that you'll be proud to give as a gift. Cross offers a range of ball-point refill sizes and colors; Selectip gel rolling balls, porous-points (felt tips), ball-points and document markers; 0.5mm pencil leads; specially formulated cartridges and bottled inks. Cross has re-invented writing instruments with jewelry-quality craftsmanship. We were America's first manufacturer of quality writing instruments, and that means that we've been making pens people use, depend on and enjoy for a long time. All Cross writing instruments are unquestionably guaranteed against mechanical failure, regardless of age. Should there ever be a problem, please call a Customer Service Specialist at 1-800-282-7677. Includes 1 Black Medium Ball-Point Refill (8513) in pen The Cross Townsend 10 Karat Gold Filled / Rolled Gold Ballpoint Pen is a gold-colored ballpoint pen that has a higher gold content than gold plate. It features the optimum combination of elegance strength and wearability. With cap and barrel in this beautiful finish this Townsend ballpoint pen is thoroughly at home in the luxury class. Includes 1 Black Medium Point Ballpoint Refill (8513) in pen. This design is also available as a Selectip rolling ball pen (Item #705) which accommodates not only a durable ball-point pen but also a silky smooth gel ink rollerball creamy porous-point or even a brilliant document marker.
The first thing I noticed is the weight. The top piece is heavy enough, but the bottom half is so made of the thinnest brass I have seen used on a pen. It weighs almost nothing. Maybe Cross is making the brass as thin as possible so they can also reduce the gold content and keep the "gold filled" designation. Filled/rolled refers to the gold layer being a minimum fraction of the overall weight of the piece it is attached to. In the fine pen or jewelry business..