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Burly and Tough.. and it writes!
on September 3, 2011
I am a big fan of fountain pens for many reasons - they are timeless, they force the user to pay at least a bit of attention to what they are doing and they are, with little exception, a touch of class. I am also a cook. So what I need is rugged and durable to be part of the kitchen. The Schrade is made of machined aluminum so it is definitely a tough contender. It is also not a lightweight specimen! When posted, this pen is longer than most, so it is perfect for big hands. The tactical aspect of the pen - the pointed end - is a little scary while being, well, a conversation starter.
This pen is all about business. The cap is threaded so there are no accidental ink stains in your pocket. Also, the post is threaded so the cap sits nicely if you choose. The Schrade Tactical takes standard cartridges but doesn't seem to accommodate a back-up in the pen body. Also, I have tried installing a converter, without much luck. I haven't given up, though.
The pen writes nicely. The business end is a medium, iridium nib. It rarely hangs up and stands up under adverse conditions. This is a very well-made, everyday writer with heft, durability and a functional design.