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Columbia River Knife and Tool TPENAK Elishewitz Tao Pen Tactical Pen

3.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Made of the highest quality materials
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  • Used by service people worldwide
  • 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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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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Part Number TPENAK
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.8 x 0.2 x 0.2 inches
Item model number TPENAK
Color Black
Item Package Quantity 1
Number Of Pieces 1
Number of Handles 1
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description Lifetime

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ASIN B0033HBFVU
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3.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #73,079 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#641 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Knives > Tactical Knives
#2,537 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Hunting & Fishing > Tactical & Personal Defense
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available January 9, 2010

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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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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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Allen Elishewitz's has the chops to design a defensive pen that works. CRKT makes production runs of custom designs both sturdy and affordable, this pen is no exception. The inner workings utilize a Fisher Space Pen ball point cartridge - which is first rate. The Elishewitz Tao Pen meets my needs as a pen and as a tool for self defense.
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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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I've really enjoyed this pen except that the screw down portion of the cartridge is failing. The screw portion is stripped. The mechanism of any 35.00 pen, let alone a "tactical" field pen shouldn't fail like this. Very disappointing!
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I have had many of these exact pens over the years. I carry them everyday, all the time, which has caused me to lose a few. The writing mechanism is fantastic and writes on anything. However I have lost faith in this design recently. The screw threads started to fail, causing the pen to come apart in my pocket. I put it back together a couple of times before it stopped having the ability to reassemble. It will now not go back together securely. You can get it to thread slightly but with just a bump, it springs apart. The threads don't seem to be deep enough or long enough to grab. I thought maybe I had a bad one. After all, I have had several without failure. I ordered another and what do you know? It arrived from Amazon with the same exact problem. This "new" one out of the box would not thread without coming apart easily. In fact, it arrived with the cap off, leading me to believe that someone returned it due to this problem. This is unacceptable for a "tactical" pen. I sent it back to Amazon and contacted CRKT. They said to send them back and they would replace it. I will do that with the remaining one I have, however that requires me paying for postage and waiting for it to return, which by the way, they were out of stock at the moment. Because I no longer trust it with daily duty, I have moved on to a different brand that appears to have better engineering and a more solid reputation, also at a lower price. It is a shame, because I was a big fan of this one until it appears they had a bad run or I never kept one long enough to have recognized this eventual flaw.
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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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Nice pen but rather thick for everyday use. Very stout construction but a bit awkward in the hand for everyday office or home use.
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