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Muji Compact Aluminum Pens

Muji makes just about everything, and they do a damn fine job with every single piece. It should come as no surprise to you that the pen obsessed Editors at Cool Material are most excited right now about their new line of Compact Aluminum Pens. Each one of the available options (fountain, ballpoint and mechanical pencil) ... continue reading
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Triumvir Tri-Color Pen

We already have plenty of pens from Kickstarter. They run the gamut in materials, operating mechanisms, colors and cost. We're buying the Triumvir anyways because a) we have to collect them all, and b) we don't have a tri-color pen from Kickstarter. It's actually kind of baffling to us that it took someone this long ... continue reading
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Drinkwel Is The Multivitamin For People Who Drink SPONSORED

We down green drinks, work at standing desks and mess around with kettlebells to stay in shape, but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy knocking a few back at happy hour. Drinkwel is the multivitamin especially designed for guys who drink. The multivitamin was developed by two Berkeley grads to replenish nutrients, support liver health and process alcohol induced toxins so you can feel better about having those Double IPAs after you finish your run. Try it out, and if you aren't satisfied, they'll give you your money back, including shipping. ... check it out
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Pens of Kickstarter

Thanks to Kickstarter, putting pen to paper is hardly a thing of the past. In all fairness it never really went away, but Kickstarter helped put lots of cool options in our hands, bags and desk drawers. They all have a few things in common: they’re better than anything you’d find in a big box store; they’re pricier than a crate of BICs and they’re generally made out of a durable material like aluminum or brass. Here are some of our ... ... continue reading
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FriXion Erasable Pens

Erasable pens aren't new. Good erasable pens are. Most of the ones you can find at your local drug store are junk and leave clear evidence of your writing after you've "erased" the ink. These Pilot FriXion Erasale Pens finally get the idea right. The thermo-sensitive ink in the different pens (and highlighter) allow ... continue reading
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Titanium Bolt Action Pen

A good pen is an investment. Unfortunately, that investment is usually in a writing instrument that is, as best we can put it, "stuffy." The Titanium Bolt Action pen is not. Designed by Rainer Wenning and knifemaker Thomas Braunagel, the Titanium Bolt Action Pen is as fine a writing device as it is a self-defense tool. ... continue reading
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RETRAKT Click Pen

Karas Kustoms knows hows to make a custom pen. The Render K was good. The Bolt was great. It was only a matter of time before they came out with another pen that we needed to add to the stable. That time is now. That pen is the RETRAKT. It's somewhere between the Render K (knurled styling by the pocket clip) and The ... continue reading
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The Pen Project SHOP

If you’re completely happy grabbing a cheap, disposable pen to use on a daily basis, The Pen Project might not be for you. If, on the other hand, you care about the thought process and craftsmanship that went into your daily note jotter, this is right up your alley. Ian Schon created The Pen Project out of a desire ... continue reading
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Making Your Own Pen

We consider ourselves to be pretty handy. Drawing up and building pipe shelves, replacing floor boards and homemade kegerators are no problem for us. But this, this is a whole new level. A pen conceptualized, designed and built soup to nuts by one crafty dude and a CNC machine. Check it out:
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Machined Brass Bolt Pen

If you've graduated from using just hotel freebie pens and are in the market for a new writing instrument, check out the Machined Brass Bolt Pen. The machined pen's bolt action makes it fairly addictive to flick open and shut and, at 2.8 ounces, it has a seriously substantial feel to it. There is no finish used, so ... continue reading
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Hardcore Hardware Australia TWI01 Pen

You're probably already half way through the checkout process to buy this pen based on the pictures and the fact the brand is named Hardcore Hardware Australia. If you're not, the TWI in the name stands for tactical writing instrument, and this is a "pen" that really doesn't mess around. The dome shaped crown of the ... continue reading
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TiBolt Titanium Bolt Action Pen

Seeing as how this is a Kickstarter project for a pen it should come as no surprise that we love it. It's also bolt action, which is our new favorite in terms of pen mechanisms. And while it kind of looks like a few other pens we've featured here before, there are a few things that separate it from the competition. ... continue reading
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Sky Wifi Smartpen

We have an addiction to pens and notebooks. You know this. As much as we love them, and use them on a regular basis, they're inconvenient when it comes to collaboration, archiving and not accidentally being left in a bar. The Sky Wifi Smartpen from Livescribe could solve some of those problems. The wand-sized pen actually ... continue reading
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Schrade Tactical Pen

Don't believe what you've heard, pens are not mightier than swords. Sure words can hurt, but have you ever had an arm chopped off by a Bic? Swords freakin' hurt. The Schrade Tactical Pen might be an exception however. Made from CNC machined 6061 aircraft aluminum, the Schrade Tactical Pen provides you with a self-defense ... continue reading
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The Bolt: Machined Bolt Action Pen

Yes, this is another Kickstarter project about a pen. Right now, it's only a project video, but eventually it will probably end up in the Approved: list. So, what makes The Bolt different? There's a sweet bolt action mechanism to release the ink. There's no cap to lose. The materials are being left raw so the pen will ... continue reading
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Approved: Pens

Many of you reading this, and the guy writing it, can’t justify spending money on what we affectionately refer to as “Rolex class pens.” Those are your Montblancs, Krones, Tibaldis, etc. Spending a couple hundred dollars on a writing instrument that, let’s be honest here, you’re probably going to lose anyway, is ridiculous. Save all that extra money for something less pretentious (like beer) and pick up one of the pens from our list of approved writing instruments. ... continue reading
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