Pens

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Nock Co. Pen Cases

With the amount of Kickstarter pens we've purchased and written about, it's amazing no one has released a serious pen case through the popular crowdfunding site before now. If we could pick a dream team of guys to design a pen case we'd want to buy, it'd be the two guys behind the Nock Co. Pen Cases: Brad from The ... continue reading
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Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

It could be the fact that we all have so many of them of them, but we seem to demand more and more from our tools on a daily basis. That applies to pens, too. We like the simplicity of only having a cool ink deployment system and clean lines, but the Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen is just so manly we can't but love ... continue reading
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EDC Pen

Spend enough time using anything and you're bound to come up with some little improvements and tweaks the original creator didn't think of. When independent designers are pumping out pens on Kicstarter at the frenetic pace they are, it becomes even more relevant. This is especially true because when you come up with ... continue reading
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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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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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