Cross Pen and Pencil Sets: What You Need to Know (2023)

Cross Pen and Pencil Set classic century chrome ballpoint

Cross Pen and Pencil Sets: What You Need to Know (2023)

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—and a 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 can be dated 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

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. A sizable eraser is always included, hidden under the cap, and each one features medium point 0.7 mm lead.

Much has been written about Cross ballpoint pens so I won't go into much detail, but you would be hard pressed 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 pen and pencil set you will need for the rest of your life.

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

The Classic Century is far and away the most popular and famous 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. It's been in production since the 1940s, notable for its thin barrel profile and etched lines, available in a variety of finishes starting at $74.54.

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 Pens

The Cross Tech3+ Multifunction Pen is not so much a pen set as it is multiple writing instruments in one medium body - 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: 

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 since 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 bias, but its 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 in chrome, black, and gold pen finishes.

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 bellow and let us know what it is and why!


@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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