Tactical Pens

Question: I am going to purchase a tactical defense pen but there are so many of them available now from companies like Surefire, Benchmade. What makes them different and which ones are best? - Jorge from Spokane, WA

Answer: Tactical pens have been on the market now for a few years. They've become popular because they turn an everyday item into a useful defense tool. Benchmade and Surefire both make high-quality tactical pens machined from aluminum. Benchmade offers an array of sizes if you have a certain size in mind. Surefire's two offerings are unique in that one has a window-breaker built into it, and the other has click-top pen activation, negating the need for a separate pen cap.

Also, take a look at the Timberline and Mil-Tac offerings that are a bit less expensive and extremely durable if overall size is not a concern.

If the above pens make your wallet ache, you are in luck. Taylor Cutlery of Taiwan has recently released two tactical pens under the Smith and Wesson and Shrade Knives trademarks. These pens offer two different style options and a variety of colors. Street price should be around $25.

Lastly, if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, take a look at the Spyderco Bali-yo. Essentially, it's a pen that can be flipped like a balisong knife, only without scaring your coworkers.


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