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This is a discussion on Tactical Pen:Fact or Fiction within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm also intrigued by the Unbreakable Umbrella . Completely innocuous item to travel with, but perfectly capable of handing out a complete set of lumps. ...

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    I'm also intrigued by the Unbreakable Umbrella. Completely innocuous item to travel with, but perfectly capable of handing out a complete set of lumps. Plus, it keeps a good 3 foot separation from your opponent.


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    I have noticed that in Concealed Carry magazine myself. Another good concept.
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    CROSS PEN.....i have an aluminum bodied Cross that I use exclusively for travel...never gets a second look.

    Also for those of you who travel with a rollbag and a computer bag, I clip mine together with a large (fits on my hand large) carabeaner clip. (The type with the screw down lock on the clip) Makes a great set of "aluminum knuckles".

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    Couple of thoughts: a Monte Blanc will can run $200+ and has the sole purpose of expelling ink and showing mother of pearl. A 24k gold plated Cross set is around $75, so...

    I travel cross country, about 4-6 times/year and generally have something as you describe. Cross pens are really too small in diameter to be comparable; a $6 stainless Parker from Walmart is decent, but not as durable as the BM or Lightfoot.

    The Sharkie is really poorly executed; I expected better. You can rub off the Charging Woodie monogram with fine sandpaper, but the marker inside is a small sharpie. Clearly, it's a small club. May fly, may not. Kind of like putting wig-wags on your Chevy Astro, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    ...the Charging Woodie monogram...


    agreed re. the Sharkie...a regular large size (the ones that are about 6" long) Sharpie from wal-mart works just as well IMO. I also really like the little rectangle-shaped Sharpies...they feel great in the hand and "thumbcapping" is comfortable.
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    The aluminum defensive pens shouldn't set off any metal detectors.
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    Fountain pens are pretty pointy. But, the Timberline pen looks pretty good

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    I carry the Mil-Tac pen daily. It uses space pen refills (which is handy when working in freezers running at -40*C). When going through TSA, it is in my briefcase with my other pens and my flashlights. As soon as everything comes through the detector, the Mil-Tac goes into my chest pocket, my E2D goes in my right front pocket, and my Inova X5 goes in my left front pocket.

    I would think that anyone that says this or that pen is just as good for defense as a purpose built pen has most likely never handled one.

    As for aluminum not setting off the metal detectors, I wouldn't be so sure. I had a foil gum wrapper in my pocket flying out of Richmond and it set the detector off.

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    shades of F.Gordon Liddy in this thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbringerr View Post
    shades of F.Gordon Liddy in this thread...
    F. Gordon Liddy? is he related to G. Gordon Liddy?
    "Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina

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    ooops, you're right KenpoTex...
    well the f is close to the g on the kybd. but i should have caught that, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raytracer View Post
    I'm also intrigued by the Unbreakable Umbrella. Completely innocuous item to travel with, but perfectly capable of handing out a complete set of lumps. Plus, it keeps a good 3 foot separation from your opponent.


    Joe
    I've got one of those umbrellas, with the pommel handle. It's pricey, but it really is a quality umbrella and plenty sturdy and hefty enough to use in self-defense.

    And now I'm looking at those ebay drug pens too.
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    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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