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Columbia River Knife and Tool TPENAK Elishewitz Tao Pen Tactical Pen


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  • Impact crown on the cap can be used to strike
  • Pointed butt of pen may be used to thrust or provide a disabling pressure point
  • Pen point may be thrust for penetration in soft tissue
  • Pen made of 6061 aluminum precision machined and hard anodized
  • Fully functional writing instruments use the Fisher Space Pen ball point cartridge which is pressurized design developed for NASA
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Technical Details
Part Number TPENAK
Item Weight4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions5.8 x 0.2 x 0.2 inches
Item model numberTPENAK
ColorBlack
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Number of Handles1
Batteries Required?No
Warranty DescriptionLifetime
  
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ASINB0033HBFVU
Best Sellers Rank #21,676 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2010
  
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Product Description

Award-winning knife designer Allen Elishewitz has lived in the Far East and has practiced martial arts over the past 30 years. This training, along with his experience as a Recon Marine, gave Allen the perfect background to design these defensive writing instruments, CRKT Tao Pens. If the user is threatened or attacked, the pens can be used at three levels of defensive force, depending on the type of threat. "At the lowest level of engagement, the impact crown on the cap can be used to strike the assailant on the head or hands by raking or thrusting. "At the second level, the more pointed butt of the pen may be used to thrust or provide a disabling pressure point behind the ears, at the armpit or throat. "At the third level, if the attack persists, the pen point may be thrust for penetration in soft tissues of the throat, chest or abdomen with potentially lethal results if the assailant does not break off the attack." The pens are made of 6061 aluminum, precision-machined and hard anodized. The heavy cap is threaded so that it will not pull off in use, and castellated for greater impact. The flutes and grooves on the pen, combined with the pewter-toned stainless steel pocket clip, provide a secure grip. Four color schemes are available: no reflective olive drab and tactical black, plus brown with bright grooves and black with bright grooves. All Tao models are functional writing instruments which use the Fisher Space Pen ball point cartridge, a pressurized design developed for NASA. It has a tungsten carbide ball point and thixotropic ink which will write in freezing cold, boiling heat, underwater and at any angle-even upside down.

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Customer Reviews

They write well and are very well built.
Thomas C
Having to unscrew the cap takes time, but this is a pretty subtle pen.
Brandon
This would work well in an urban self defense situation I think.
Samuel D. Self

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JS on December 13, 2012
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The pen writes very well (Fisher Space Pen ink), but the two main issues I have with the pen are:
-The outer black paint rubs off very quickly. I carry this pen in my front pants pocket (I wear cargo pants made of a poly twill blend) and within a month's time there's wear marks on the cap threading and along one side of the body of the pen. I would think the pen should be made of stronger stuff than this. Disappointing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katy L. on November 28, 2013
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LOVE this pen. I use it at work a lot. I even brought one for my father for his birthday too. Nice metal housing, bit of a weight to it but this thing is a champ. I work as a diesel mechanic for the oil field, if that says anything about how good this can withstand the abuse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. P. Bell on March 1, 2012
The pen has performed very well for me. I get approx. 4 full turns on the body and the cap.
I suspect the other reviewer has cross threaded his pen somehow or hasn't turned it hard enough to
get past the friction induced by the rubber o-ring that seals the pen, which occurs at about one and a half turns.
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By connor on June 5, 2014
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Pen came with stripped screws but i glued the tip back on and it worked perfectly, still waiting to see if it will hold up long term
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Even though I'm new to tactical style pens, I will give you my review of this CRKT Tao pen..
It's a pretty decent pen.. very rigid, and could quite possibly be used for self defense.. It takes about 6 spins to remove the cap. There is an o-ring that the cap presses against when you put the cap on. It isn't present though when you put the cap on the rear-side of the pen.
I am a little surprised though at the clip. I pulled it out about an 1/8th of an inch to feel the tension and the bugger is now sprung a little.. I'm glad I didn't bend it further or this sucker would go back to Amazon..
Another thing I am surprised with is the tip of the refill barely protrudes through it's opening. I clipped a very small piece of plastic and inserted it below the refill to push it out a tiny bit and that seems to work but wouldn't you think the pen would be made to fit its refills?
Anyway, I've only carried it for a few days and the finish has not one mark on it yet.
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Pen broke after 2 weeks of carry and less than a dozen uses. I'm sure this was a fluke but if the pen is being marketed to be a "discreet" self defense tool, it shouldn't break when screwing the cap on.
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By Samuel D. Self on March 22, 2014
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The cap screws on and off of both ends of the pen. This makes it way more secure but less convenient to use at times. However, one doesn't buy a tactical space pen for convenience. This would work well in an urban self defense situation I think. I bet it would pass an airport scan as well ... since it's a pen and has no blades on it.
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I have bought two of these. They write well and are very well built. They are a little inconvenient to use as a pen because of the number of threads holding the cap on. It takes 2 1/2 turns to remove it. Hardly the end of the world, but it does get a bit tedious.

I would give it five stars except that I had to do some minor finishing work on both of these. The pocket clips on both had sharp burrs on the inside surface causing them to hang up on my pockets instead of being able to withdraw them smoothly. This was easily fixed in just a few minutes by removing the clips with a T7 driver and lightly filing the clip end then following up with a few strokes with emery cloth.
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