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EDC Tactical Pen

Just wondering if any one carries a tactical pen as a EDC.

Any recommendations? I was looking at the Benchmade 1100 but they are pricey. The Smith & Wesson and Schrade are more reasonable.

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I have the Embassy Pen on my wish list. http://countycomm.com/pen.html

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I have one of these with a Fisher pressurized insert.

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Freman, does the CooYoo pen have the screw on cap or pressure fitted with a rubber O ring?

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It all screws together.

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I EDC the NaitHawk TK.X and LOVE it.

It shipped with a Schmidt P950M pressurized cartridge, but it only lasted me a few months and started leaking everywhere, and I didn’t like the standard ball ink anyway, so I replaced the cartridge with a Parker style gel and it’s way way better.

I can’t say enough about how much I like this pen. I’ve had a zillion comments on it.

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http://www.lapolicegear.com/uzi-tactical-pen-2.html

For the price it's not bad, although you won't want to write a long report with it.

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I have surefire Pen IV and i had a chance to tried Uzi Tac Pen 1 and United Defence Pen

I found united defence pen is way much more comfortable to, the right is just perfect also much more lighter than Surefire pen IV and Uzi Tac 1. Surefire Pen IV is way too big and for extended time of writing i found it is exhausting because it's has quite weight. Often Surefire pen IV is always retracted accidentally inside my bag. Uzi Tac Pen on the other hand also way too big and bulky i would say the feeling is about the same like Surefire Pen IV.

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First off, every pen is tactical if you have the right mindset. And second, if you want a sturdy pen that can be used as a defensive tool on the cheap, not to mention be carried on a plane or used without getting curious glances from coworkers, I recommend the Zebra F-701.

I’ve carried on for years without issue, although I’ve never disabled a tango with one, so YMMV.

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First off, every pen is tactical if you have the right mindset. And second, if you want a sturdy pen that can be used as a defensive tool on the cheap, not to mention be carried on a plane or used without getting curious glances from coworkers, I recommend the "Zebra F-701":http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-F-701-Stainless-Ballpoint-Retractable/dp/B00.... I've carried on for years without issue, although I've never disabled a tango with one, so YMMV.

This one also works well... http://www.amazon.com/Parker-Jotter-Stainless-Steel-Medium/dp/B001603YXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1377964376&sr=1-1&keywords=parker+pen

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cone wrote:
First off, every pen is tactical if you have the right mindset. And second, if you want a sturdy pen that can be used as a defensive tool on the cheap, not to mention be carried on a plane or used without getting curious glances from coworkers, I recommend the Zebra F-701.

I’ve carried on for years without issue, although I’ve never disabled a tango with one, so YMMV.

+1

been using stainless steel zebra’s for years.

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I have a stainless Zebra as a backup pen, and it’s what I used before I got my NaitHawk TK.X

The Zebra is much much lighter weight, and superior for heavy duty writing purposes, but the NaitHawk has a superior build quality, heft, and works perfectly for quick notes, or light writing. I’ve never tried to take it through an airport, nor do I plan to.

Either one will poke a hole in something, but guaranteed the hole will be bigger with a NaitHawk. Smile

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ChiggerPepi wrote:
I have a stainless Zebra… I got my NaitHawk TK.X… Either one will poke a hole in something, but guaranteed the hole will be bigger with a NaitHawk. Smile

If you took a pen to the eye or the jugular, do you really think the size of the hole matters? Silly

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BrightKen wrote:
Just wondering if any one carries a tactical pen as a EDC.

Any recommendations? I was looking at the Benchmade 1100 but they are pricey. The Smith & Wesson and Schrade are more reasonable.


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Similar to using a .22 rifle instead of a .308, either one in the eye will do the same thing, but what happens if you don’t quite hit where you intended?

More damage is better.

I’m not saying don’t get the Zebra, it’s a great pen! I just got a bigger one.

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ChiggerPepi wrote:
Similar to using a .22 rifle instead of a .308, either one in the eye will do the same thing, but what happens if you don’t quite hit where you intended?

LOL, that’s a training issue. But seriously, I hope we would all stay in the fight ‘till the fight is taken from us or the threat is eliminated.

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More damage is better.

Of course, but I would consider a pen to the eye to be “more” damage.

ChiggerPepi wrote:
I’m not saying don’t get the Zebra, it’s a great pen! I just got a bigger one.

How about just two Zebras?

In all seriousness, I truly hope none of us are ever having such a bad day as to have to use a pen for anything other than composing love poems and thank you notes.

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ChiggerPepi wrote:
Similar to using a .22 rifle instead of a .308, either one in the eye will do the same thing, but what happens if you don’t quite hit where you intended?

More damage is better.

I’m not saying don’t get the Zebra, it’s a great pen! I just got a bigger one.

Thankfully somebody will do a study to help us see if the amount of force needed to drive the bigger pen sacrifices penetration depth or creates a fail for the less muscular. 0:)

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The zebra should be strong enough to do an engagement-ending amount of damage to one person, maybe two. I really have them because I prefer to write/take notes with them. If I’m in a situation where I need to use it to defend myself, I can probably justify using .380’s instead.

Heck, one of the only times I don’t have .380’s with me is in class…but the Texas state government is supposed to be working on that for me Silly

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What are those, so called “tactical” pens, purpose, use?

What makes them better, than, say, Fisher Space pens?

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Zebra added to Amazon cart, thanks.

It’s been a couple decades since I did any self defense training, but I thought that a yawara/kubaton was for breaking bones, not penetrating strikes. You guys are saying these tactical pens work well for either type of strike?

I’ve always thought that knives make poor defense weapons because for them to be effective, it has to be lethal, and if you are going for lethal, there’s much better weapons. Also, I believe most of the time it isn’t necessary to send your attacker to his maker for the poor choice of throwing a punch at you or something. But I’ve always been a big fan of the kubaton, which gives you lots of self defense options.

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TehSpaz wrote:
Heck, one of the only times I don’t have .380’s with me is in class…but the Texas state government is supposed to be working on that for me Silly

.380 huh

That’s cute Silly

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bdiddle wrote:
TehSpaz wrote:
Heck, one of the only times I don’t have .380’s with me is in class…but the Texas state government is supposed to be working on that for me Silly

.380 huh

That’s cute Silly

I’m a small guy, can’t carry much bigger without printing. Soon as they pass open carry, I have either my sig GSR1911 or a kimber 1911 that will be rocked out in a level 3 hip holster.

to be fair though, my lil grendel carries 10+1 380’s, and is the size of a kimber LCP!

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Racer wrote:
It’s been a couple decades since I did any self defense training, but I thought that a yawara/kubaton was for breaking bones, not penetrating strikes. You guys are saying these tactical pens work well for either type of strike?

Tactical pens are basically kubatons with pointy ends, so they can be utilized as a traditional kubaton would be with joint locks and breaks, but can also be used as a pointy object for going all pokey-pokey.

the zebra isn’t quite as long as a tactical pen would be, nor as heavy, but is plenty strong enough for penetrating strikes, and maybe basic locks. It’s going to penetrate before it breaks a bone though.

vēer wrote:
What are those, so called “tactical” pens, purpose, use?

What makes them better, than, say, Fisher Space pens?

See above. Tactical pens are basically designed for self defense without arousing suspicion…although nowadays, they’re semi-common enough that people are going to recognize them for their alternate purpose.

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Racer wrote:
I’ve always thought that knives make poor defense weapons because for them to be effective, it has to be lethal, and if you are going for lethal, there’s much better weapons. Also, I believe most of the time it isn’t necessary to send your attacker to his maker for the poor choice of throwing a punch at you or something. But I’ve always been a big fan of the kubaton, which gives you lots of self defense options.

A knife is more likely to be lethal than a gun, particularly in unskilled hands, but slashes are slightly less likely to be lethal than stabs. Not everyone has as easy access to firearms as people do in America.

Anyone who used a knife in response to a punch would rightly be sent to prison for a very long time. Lethal force is only appropriate in response to a lethal threat.

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Carrying anything here with the intention of using it for self-defense is an offense. Is it a pen or a 'pointed article'? Whilst they can be bought here, these kubotan-style pens are just below the legislation radar...

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The Zebra F-701 has plastic core and 2 part outer sleeve. The stainless steel looks thick but actually isn’t.
“The thickness illusion is due to a right angle flange at the end where the writing tip attaches.” Zebra F-701 Tactical Pen? Still mostly plastic.

It seem many have modded the F-701. You’d think they would have noticed the tip screws into plastic and investigated further.
I think the 2 part outer sleeve is the biggest failure to me. With force it could break in half there.
Its a shame, it looked nice.

Oh wait, its a pen. :ghost:


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Helios- wrote:
The Zebra F-701 has plastic core and 2 part outer sleeve. The stainless steel looks thick but actually isn’t.
“The thickness illusion is due to a right angle flange at the end where the writing tip attaches.” Zebra F-701 Tactical Pen? Still mostly plastic.

It seem many have modded the F-701. You’d think they would have noticed the tip screws into plastic and investigated further.
I think the 2 part outer sleeve is the biggest failure to me. With force it could break in half there.
Its a shame, it looked nice.

Oh wait, its a pen. :ghost:

Taken out of Amazon cart LOL. Think I’ll go with something more robust. I just liked that the F-701 looked unassuming.

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cone wrote:
In all seriousness, I truly hope none of us are ever having such a bad day as to have to use a pen for anything other than composing love poems and thank you notes.
Or signing in and out of places our regular tools are not “welcome”…

Otherwise, amen, brother!

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cone wrote:
First off, every pen is tactical if you have the right mindset.
Thank you for saying that.

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