Taiwan design outfit Mininch presents a stainless steel writing instrument that conceals a second purpose. Simply remove the pen’s barrel, undo the safety lock, and you’ve got a tiny pair of scissors that goes anywhere. Given their size, they should be TSA-friendly too.
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Ellusionist took the technology from its wrist-mounted flash gun and incorporated it into a marker pen. The Pyro Fire Shooter Pen looks like a Sharpie and actually writes, but press its covert button for 3 seconds, and it will ignite and shoot flash paper over 10 ft.
Cross presents a collection of premium writing instruments for Star Wars fans. Available in Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and Millennium Falcon-inspired designs, they feature a polished lacquer finish, a capless “slide-and-snap” mechanism, and a smooth gel ink refill.
SuckUK’s four-color pen comes loaded with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks, so you can draw images in full color with a single pen by crosshatching. While it doesn’t let you adjust saturation levels, it’s still a nifty tool for sketching and belongs in every artist’s toolbox.
HMM’s Ballpoint pen is made from aluminum alloy. It weighs just 0.78oz, making it easy to write with for extended periods. It’s available in two finishes. The raw finish has a subtle texture for better grip, while the gunmetal finish has an anti-scratch and anti-corrosion surface.
This unique writing instrument allows artists to draw with a stippling technique without having to constantly raise and lower the pen. The rechargeable pen vibrates its tip rapidly to drop dots of ink onto the page. Reduced price available for a limited time from Massdrop.
If you’re looking for a great gift for guys, you can’t go wrong with a bolt-action pen. These slick writing instruments feature a weapon-inspired loading mechanism that’s both stable and satisfying. Everyday Carry picks a few of their faves. We’re partial to the Boker Micarta.
From personal to digital, Inventery’s compact and versatile pen has your writing needs covered. Aside from its namesake tool, it also has an interchangeable ballpoint pen head. Its clipped cap can also be swapped with a stylus tip, a clip-less cap and a keychain cap.
Zerohour’s Apex Bolt is a titanium ballpoint bolt action pen. It uses Fisher Space pen cartridges, so it can write underwater and upside down. It also has a ceramic tip for breaking glass, and a hidden magnetic hex bit socket. It’s available in three finishes.
Beyond Object’s sculptural metal writing instrument is the perfect pen for fidgeters. One of its sections is misaligned by default, and must be rotated back into position in order for the pen’s tip to emerge. Choose from champagne, gunmetal grey, rose gold, or silver.
We love the grippy texture on the body of WarmKnives‘ handmade writing instrument. This particular pen is made entirely of titanium, which makes it durable and feel weighty in your hand. Takes a standard Parker refill. Be sure to check out their other pen designs.
This value-priced bolt-action pen is made from aircraft-grade 6061T aluminum, and features a contrasting-colored bolt for retracting its tip. The loop at its back makes it easy to attach to a carabiner or keychain. Accepts standard Parker, Schmidt, and Fisher Space Pen refills.
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