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    parker sterling silver fountain pen. had the same one for 11 years i have two in the drawer that people have bought me over the years when they have seen them in stores. Mine is a fine nib. lovely feel to it. I have two Mont blancs that sit in my desk and a set of gold Cross pen and pencils that ride in my briefcase.

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    Space Pen/Bullet with black matte finish. This is my first one...sweet.

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    Fisher Bullet Pen, Retro 51 Classic 200, and a Rotring 600, black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_nascar
    You'll have to give us a report on this. This pen really looks cool.
    Did you get this pen yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiphead
    Space Pen/Bullet with black matte finish. This is my first one...sweet.

    chiphead
    Just picked up one of these myself from Staples. Just over $17 out the door. Very nice EDC pen.

    Now I'm looking for one of the Fisher military "generic" pens locally. They are available mail order, but the shipping is almost as much as the pen.
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    Just got my Inka pen yesterday from Lighthound. Very nice, went right on the keychain.
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

    Best Diffusion Film!

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    I carry my Bullet pen like this


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    I have some of the pens mentioned here this is my mini-review:

    Tombow object XL:
    + Good size for carrying and extends quickly for writing
    + Good weight, but could have been just a notch heavier for my taste
    + No cap to lose, just one piece
    - No pocket clip, if you put it in your keyring you need a way to release it such as a quick release keyring or a twistie

    Cross ION:
    + Excellent writing, I like the ION ink a lot.
    + very confortable for writing
    + cap detaches so you can have it in your keyring and get it quickly for notes
    - size is a little bulky for keyring carry

    Fisher bullet
    + Has a pocket clip
    + Great size
    - Pocket clip can fall and lose the pen (you have to glue the clip probably)
    - Some problems with the body detaching instead of the cap

    Inka
    + Great size for keyring
    + Quickly detaches for writing
    - I think the stylus is 100% useless, you won't do the "building" to use it
    - The full-size transformation is unthinkable

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    Hey Simbad—I never thought about that and do carry a Leatherman Charge XTi

    Nice summarization Luigi!
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    I didn't do that because I have some concerns of about the durablity of leatherman holster, the stretchable nylon doesn't look it would last.

    So Luigi which is your favourite? Do you have the Lamy Pico too?

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    Well, my Inka came today. After less than one minute with it, I can tell it's not for me. If anyone wants to purchase it, please contact me.
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    Hello T_I_N!

    Just curious how it compares to the Fisher Space Pen? That's all. . .
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    I've had a (gold colored brushed alumninum) Pentel Rolling Writer in my pocket every work day for about the last 27 yrs. Found out not too long ago that they quit making them some time back. To make matters worse, they've also quit making the fine point refills which I always used. I spent about 2 weeks digging around ebay, and all over the web, trying to find some---no luck. Now I have to use medium point and I'm just not a happy camper.

    I guess you'd say I'm a little obsessive about this, but I think flashlight guys will understand....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFAustin
    I guess you'd say I'm a little obsessive about this, but I think flashlight guys will understand....
    Heck no. I use a Bic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHC
    Hello T_I_N!

    Just curious how it compares to the Fisher Space Pen? That's all. . .
    I prefer the "quickness to use" of the Fisher as opposed to the Inka. Too much of a hassle configure Inka to be used full-size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_nascar
    . . ."quickness to use" of the Fisher. . .
    Got it and Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFAustin
    I've had a (gold colored brushed alumninum) Pentel Rolling Writer in my pocket every work day for about the last 27 yrs. Found out not too long ago that they quit making them some time back. To make matters worse, they've also quit making the fine point refills which I always used. I spent about 2 weeks digging around ebay, and all over the web, trying to find some---no luck. Now I have to use medium point and I'm just not a happy camper.

    I guess you'd say I'm a little obsessive about this, but I think flashlight guys will understand....
    I understand. The Rolling Writer is a great pen, I've had dozens of the plastic models and two brushed stainless refillables. I quite carrying them when it became so difficult to find them in either format. My brother is an architect and he used to buy them by the box, but I've noticed he has moved onto something else too. It really is a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy Addict
    I understand. The Rolling Writer is a great pen, I've had dozens of the plastic models and two brushed stainless refillables. I quite carrying them when it became so difficult to find them in either format. My brother is an architect and he used to buy them by the box, but I've noticed he has moved onto something else too. It really is a shame.

    AA, thanks for your post. Misery does indeed love company

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    I use to carry a Lamy Pico, the old style one without the little button on it, the one where you had to pull the back to open it. But it got lost somewhere; it’s too bad because that was an expensive pen. I am considering getting another one, but I don’t like the new design as much. However you guys convinced with the Fisher bullet, I just bought 3 of them, the matte black, the red moon dust, and the titanium one, with a few cases and pocket clips too. I will see how I like it compared to the Pico.
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    Go figure!!

    I bought the Rotring 600 because it was supposed to be so tough.

    My year old grand-daughter picked it up this evening, hit it on the table, and sent pieces of the top flying everywhere.

    I sure hope they have a warranty.
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    I've been carrying a Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine for a long time. I've tried the Pilot G2 clickie but didn't like it. It always seemed to gum up just when I needed it.

    The Tombow Object XL looks nice. I might give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tacfolder
    Go figure!!

    I bought the Rotring 600 because it was supposed to be so tough.

    My year old grand-daughter picked it up this evening, hit it on the table, and sent pieces of the top flying everywhere.

    I sure hope they have a warranty.
    Was that the old style 600, or the new ones with the "lava" finish?
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    I got a Fisher Space pen based on what I read here. It is matte black with a US flag on it. The finish seems like it may be hard anodized. I have had it a couple weeks and so far am happy with it. All the cheapo pens I carried in my pocket would quit writing just when I needed them most. The Space Pen always writes for me.
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    Yes, that's the claim that Fisher mentioned regarding their pens. That'll it'll write no matter what the surface condition is and it will not skip. So far that's what I'm noticing with this particular ballpoint pen.
    LUX'Ottica

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy Addict
    Was that the old style 600, or the new ones with the "lava" finish?

    The new one.
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    Me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by beezaur
    Space pens are good, reliable pens. I keep a bullet pen in my jacket pocket along with a Gerber LST mini-folder and a Photon Freedom keychain light. The downside is that they can leave "ink boogers" from time to time. They are extremely reliable, but I would not describe them as fine writing instruments.

    I keep a Cross Townsend in my shirt pocket for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tacfolder
    The new one.
    I thought so, they don't seem quite as tough. Still a nice sturdy pen, just keep out of the reach of children.
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    I also just got an Inka from LightHound. Great price and it arrived very fast.

    I have to say I really like it. It's perfect for EDC on my keychain. The only thing I changed was to to put a smaller split ring on it.

    Here's a few pics:







    I find it easy (and fun) to assemble into a full size pen. It's just as functional in it's "half" size mode.

    You can refer to THIS post from Pokkuhlag where he showed assembly step by step in photos and in video. It's really not that complicated.

    IMO the Inka is a very well designed product. Someone put a lot of creative thought into this little thing.

    Thanks Pokkuhlag,

    Thanks LightHound,

    Thanks Inka,

    and... Thanks for looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REparsed
    I've been carrying a Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine for a long time. I've tried the Pilot G2 clickie but didn't like it. It always seemed to gum up just when I needed it.

    The Tombow Object XL looks nice. I might give it a try.
    I've been carrying the same pen, the Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine as well. It's performance reminds me of the Rapidograph Technical pens I used to use for drafting and engineering drawings before CADD, but gave up on due to the extreme maintenance issues.

    I am going to check this one out from UniBall though, http://www.uniball-na.com/main.taf?p=3,1. reccomended by Frank W. Abagnale, a famous counterfiitter, and the inspiration for the movie "Catch Me If You Can". Designed to make it harder to wash the ink from checks.

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