Self-defense is an important consideration for all in a world that is becoming increasingly unpredictable. However, concealed firearms are not always legal or practical. With that in mind, one must turn to other tools for protection. The tactical self-defense pen is a perfect example.
Aside from its applications in self-defense and survival, which will soon be discussed, the tactical self-defense pen is actually quite serviceable as a writing instrument. It features a standard ballpoint tip that is retracted into the body with a few twists. Like a space pen, it is able to write upside down. It comes with a black ink cartridge, but can write in other colors with a replacement cartridge. The ink cartridge can be replaced with any standard Parker® or Fisher® refill. It also utilizes a rubber grip and can be held just as easily and comfortably as any normal pen would be held. Its aluminum construction makes it very light and easily portable, but enough about the boring stuff – on to self-defense and survival!
The focus of this pen is the conical tip that serves both self-defense and survival purposes. It can be used as a striking object to neutralize an attacker. Additionally, it can be used to punch through a car window and other panes of glass in a life-or-death situation. This pen is a great alternative for both men and women who are either unable to carry a personal firearm or prefer a less-lethal tool for self-defense.
Pens are thought to have originated in ancient India, where items such as bird feathers and bamboo sticks were used for writing. Later, as early as 4th century B.C., ancient Egyptians developed reed pens, also known as kalamoi, which were shaped from reed straws and used on papyrus. It is believed that the quill pen, another popular type of pen, was used for both the Dead Sea Scrolls and the United States Constitution.