Cross Pen and Pencil Sets: What You Need to Know

By Samantha Di Nardo

Cross Pen and Pencil Set classic century chrome ballpoint

Cross Pen and Pencil Sets: What You Need to Know

By Samantha Di Nardo

In this article, I'm going to tackle all the details about name brand Cross pen pencil sets—what's so great about them, what types of pen sets Cross offers, and where you can get them.

Pen and Pencil sets are often overlooked by pen buyers, but we think they're some of the best Cross products available. They're also great way to save a little cash when you're growing your luxury pen collection.

And so we begin!

What's so special about a Cross pen and pencil set?

Though the world of luxury pens is vast, it's actually surprisingly difficult to find a good luxury mechanical pencil. I'll be honest, I find this to be kind of shocking since the mechanical pencil dates back to 1565!

It is a luxury pen and pencil set.

With history older than the fountain pen, I would think the market for a premium mechanical pencil would be larger, but alas there are only so many brands out there.

Fortunately, the all-American brand AT Cross is one of them.

What is great about the Cross pen pencil set is a higher quality of materials that make the writing instruments more durable, longer lasting, and way better looking on your desk and in-hand.

Not to hate on the old Bic Mechanical Pencil variety pack, but it makes quite a different impression in the business world compared to say a 14k gold pen and pencil set.

Ultimately, its about prestige and style as well as an incredible writing experience.

It is a more appropriate gift

Graduation Emblem Cross Calais Pen Chrome

As a gift for graduation, retirements, or any of the major achievements in life, giving a gift that matches the occasion matters.

Whether the occasion is at home or in the office, a fancy pen set speaks more to the value you have in the person and the event that is happening.

It is also more personal and more satisfying to give a gift of a better quality.

All these things are worth considering when shopping for the best pen and pencil set.

Quality works better

And ultimately, the Cross brand pen pencil set is one of the best available for the price.

Each Cross pencil is twist-action to match the pen that goes with it. There's a sizable eraser included, hidden under the cap, and each one features medium point 0.7 mm lead.

There's lots of written material about Cross ballpoint pens so I won't go into much detail. One thing is certain, though: it's difficult to find one with a more professional reputation.

Solid metal construction, premium building materials, and beautiful design are all backed up with the Cross Lifetime Mechanical Guarantee for added peace of mind.

Essentially, a Cross pen and pencil set works to be the only set you'll ever need.

What types of pen pencil sets does Cross offer?

All Cross pen and pencil sets include a black ink, medium tip ballpoint pen and a 0.7 mm lead mechanical pencil with an eraser under the cap. All Cross pens come in a Cross gift box.

Classic Century Pen and Pencil Set

Cross Classic Century 10 Karat Gold Pen & Pencil Set

The Classic Century is far and away the most popular of the Cross ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil sets. It has long been considered a traditional graduation gift and is perfect for business professionals.

The Classic Century is among the best Cross gold pens since its inception the 1940s. It's notable for the thin barrel profile and etched lines, available in a variety of finishes starting at $74.54.

"It was a gift for my 11 year old grand daughter. She loved it with the engraving of her name. Loves to use both." MJW


    Coventry Pen and Pencil Set

    Cross Coventry chrome Ballpoint pen with pen case

    The Cross Coventry set has a medium barrel body in lustrous chrome. The Coventry features a strong profile with black lacquer banding.

    It is also the most affordable pen set at a price of $44.09, which includes a free line of custom engraving, a service offered by Dayspring Pens.

    Cross Tech3+ Multifunction Pen

    Cross Tech3
    Cross Pens

    The Cross Tech3+ Multifunction Pen is not so much a pen set as it is multiple writing instruments in one medium body. It comes with a black ink ballpoint pen, a red ink ballpoint pen, a mechanical pencil with eraser, and a stylus for electronic devices.

    Each of the features can be accessed by twisting the barrel. This is also the only fine point ink refill pen that Cross offers without exchanging the refills yourself.

    The Tech3+ has a modern style without sacrificing the classic Cross elements of fine etching and superior craftsmanship. It's a staff favorite at Dayspring Pens available in multiple colors and finishes:


  • Lustrous Chrome
  • Translucent Red
  • Metallic Blue

    "My son got a job as a college professor so I thought a personalized pen would be a nice Xmas gift. He was happy and surprised to see his name on it and likes it very much." Dallan J


    Where can I buy Cross Pen and Pencil Sets?

    There are always the usual channels such as Amazon and the AT Cross site for buying Cross brand pen and pencil sets.

    I would also recommend checking out Dayspring Pens. We have a wide variety of finishes, are one of the only sellers of the Coventry, and offer a free line of personalized engraving as well as free shipping in the US. I may be slightly biased, but it's definitely worth checking the Dayspring Pens site to see if we can meet your needs.

    Where can I sell Cross pen pencil sets?

    If you are looking to sell your Cross pen and pencil set, here are some good places to start:

    What other pen sets does Cross offer?

    Looking for more than just pen and pencil sets? Cross offers a whole slew of pen sets with any number of combinations of Cross fountain pen, gel ink rollerball, and ballpoint pen.

    Some incredibly popular pen gift sets for writing include:


    Whether you are looking for a set as a graduation gift or for your home office, Cross has the best selection of luxury pens and pencils. Whether you prefer chrome, black, or gold pen finishes, there's something for every taste.

    Try the slender, historic Classic Century, the study, reliable Coventry, or the modern, versatile Tech3+. None will disappoint!

    Do you have a favorite Cross pen set? If so leave a comment below and let us know what it is and why!

    Sam Di Nardo

    Sam Di Nardo is an author for Dayspring Pens, where she has honed her expertise in ballpoint, rollerball, gel and fountain pens since joining the team in 2018.

    From her initial role as an Engraver to becoming the Production Manager, Sam's journey has been marked by her passion for the history, manufacturing, and the unique value of gifted writing instruments.

    A graduate of Regent University with a degree in English Literature and a special interest in Old Norse literature, dive deeper into Sam's world and discover why she's your trusted guide in the realm of gift pens.

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    @ALBERT BIGGERSTAFF That’s a tough one if you are looking specifically for Cross. The only 0.5mm lead instrument I know of would be the Cross Tech3+ which is currently not being manufactured but you might be able to find still available from some retailers.

    Most Cross sets come as a 0.7mm lead pencil. We do have some different styles of this on our site such as the Coventry Ballpoint and Pencil Set.

    Samantha Di Nardo

    Looking for a set ballpoint or rollerball pen and .05 lead pencil set. Can you accommodate?

    Albert Biggerstaff

    Looking for a retail outlet in Charlotte, NC

    R. Fuhrer

    @JudithHoward Happy to help! If you send a message to Dayspring Pens Customer Service we can walk you through the pencil refilling process and troubleshoot with you if you need help.

    Samantha Di Nardo

    I cannot get the lead in my pencil to advance, especially when I have to put new lead in pencil. It has been a long time since I used the pencil, so I’m not sure if I am working it correctly. Please make a suggestion as to what I can do to use the pencil.
    the pen is working great.
    thank you

    Judith Howard

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