|Item Weight||0.64 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.8 x 0.3 x 0.3 inches|
|Item model number||400BCL|
|Number of Items||1|
|Tip Type||Tungsten Carbide Ball|
|Manufacturer Part Number||400BCL|
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- Writes at any angle, even in Zero Gravity. Simply the most versatile pen ever made.
- Writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F
- Each Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defects
- Includes removable clip
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Made In The USA!
When it comes to pens, if you’re anything like us you can’t settle with just any old plastic ballpoint. You expect and deserve more from your pens - much more. Our 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Boulder City, Nevada, where our products are precision assembled, both hand and machine tested, and carry a lifetime quality guarantee, so you can write confidently with the knowledge that your Fisher Space Pen will never let you down!
- Writes in Extreme Conditions:
- Writes at any angle- even upside down.
- Writes underwater and over wet surfaces.
- Writes in extreme temperatures from -30 F to +250 F
- Writes in the gravity-free vacuum of space.
The Fisher Bullet Pen
The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948 by Paul Fisher, who was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. This became our first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, and arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now composed of all brass with a chrome finish. Cited as an outstanding example of industrial art, the classic design of the Fisher Bullet Pen has been exhibited for years in the New York Museum of Modern Art. The Bullet's timeless styling has been the topic of many art books and magazine articles. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen continues to be our most popular pen.
Fishers Pressurized Cartridges:
The secret behind the unique capabilities of our pens lies in the ink cartridge itself. Our refills are hermetically sealed, pressurized with nitrogen gas, and feature a tungsten carbide ballpoint tip - the same extra hard metal that is used to make armor-piercing ammunition. No longer relying on gravity to write, our pens are able to function at any angle, even upside down! In order to prevent leaks from the gas pressure, our ink has to be thick, thixotropic to be exact. Fisher ink is actually more of a gel than a liquid when it is at rest, with a consistency similar to that of toothpaste. It is only when pressure is applied to the ballpoint that the ink will take on the spreadable properties of a liquid, while still retaining the stickiness needed to adhere to nearly any material.
Facts and History of the Space Pens:
The story of the Space Pen really begins with its inventor, Paul C. Fisher. Before he took to making pens, Paul worked in an airplane propeller factory during World War II. It was there that he gained valuable experience with ball bearings, knowledge that would come in handy down the road for creating ballpoints. He later went on to invent the 'universal refill' ink cartridge, which in turn led him to create the first 'Anti-Gravity' pen, patented in 1966. Although it is a popular misconception that NASA invested millions of dollars developing an anti-gravity writing instrument, the fact of the matter is that Paul had been working on the design for years into the pen's development . Truth be told, in the beginning Fisher didn’t even set out to create a pen specifically for the astronauts; he was simply looking to make a great pen that worked without leaking.
In the end he had developed what he considered to be the perfect pen – a pen with ink that would not be exposed to air, rely on gravity, leak or dry up, and that wrote underwater and in extreme temperatures. His breakthrough happened to be perfectly timed with the space race and he offered the pens to NASA for consideration. Two years of testing later and the Space Pen was approved to accompany the Apollo 7 astronauts into space. Despite the old joke that the Russians solved their anti-gravity writing problem by using pencils, Russian cosmonauts actually began to carry Fisher Space Pens on their missions as well, at about the same time that NASA did.
The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948. Paul Fisher was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. It became the first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, is arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now all brass with a Matte black finish.When closed, the Bullet Space Pen is the perfect size to carry in your wallet, pocket, purse, car glove box, organizer or toolbox. When open it's a full sized, evenly balanced writing instrument. The patented ink cartridge was designed by Paul Fisher for NASA in the 1960's enabling it to write in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit, under water, in zero gravity, at any angle, even upside down. Includes removable clip.
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Just what I wanted, while it does cost more then your average day to day pen. This is perfect if you are looking for something to carry in your pocket or on you.
writes very smooth and clean, it is comfortable in my hand, it took me a few days to get used to it but i like it a lot now and I do use it all the time.
The clip holds very well and its pretty tight fit,
Haven't had any issues with the pen so far and I just love the fact it writes at any given moment no matter how you are holding or positioning the pen.
Great buy and great everyday pen.
If you're looking for a pocket pen that will not fail you. This is what you're looking for. I purchased 2 just in case I lost one of them because of how much I truly enjoy this pen.
Fits perfect in your pocket and in all notebook covers/sleeves/etc.
+ Pros: Writes anywhere. Writes smooth. Quality metal, quality cilp, O-ring sealed.
- Cons: Small & Easy to lose.
**Recommendation: If you're good at keeping track of things, you will be very satisfied. I had mine for three weeks before I lost it, again, for the third time...
First, the size: I carry my pens in my pants pocket, so the closed size is perfect because it doesn't get in the way of my phone. Then when you open it up to write it is just about the same length as your standard bic pen, but a bit thicker and much heavier. I love the weight of this pen.
Appearance: I also love the sleek appearance and the matte black just looks plain classy, but be careful because it is very slick and easy to fumble. Some people don't like the clip but I find it very convenient, again because of where I like to carry my pens.
Writing: This pen is extremely smooth to write with, and the ink dries much quicker than the G2. It is very comfortable to write with, and I prefer this style which does not have the grip lines as I find them to be uncomfortable after writing for a while.
Overall this is a great pen and as long as I don't lose it, I expect it to last quite some time.
There is a slight gap in the O-ring used to seal the cap on the front of the pen. It's glued on well, but could come off it you picked at it.
The clip is a little weak compared to the quality of the rest of the pen, but I've had it clipped to my jeans for months now and it hasn't broken yet. Slipped off a few times, though - make sure you clip it with most of the pen inside your pants, rather than outside. The clip is well-secured to the pen, but I've seen replacements on Amazon so I assume it's replaceable if it does break.
It opens for replacement by unscrewing around the o-ring I mentioned before. Looks like brass on the inside to an uneducated eye. Fisher cartridge fits comfortably inside, and you could probably use "normal" ink if you cut it right.
When capped, the pen is tiny! Just around the size of my pinky, but thinner. The cap fits on the back to turn it into a normal-sized pen - from the base of the thumb to the end of the middle finger or so. The hold is very secure - I had it underwater with the cap on the back, and there was no water in the cap afterwards.
Great buy for anyone that carries a notebook with them. Or anyone, really.
It came sooner than expected with sufficient packaging protection. I opted for the matte black finish after reading other reviews about the chrome finish “slipping” as you write. This pen is much beautiful in person I must say. It has a nice heft to it. Removing and replacing the cap feels smooth and shows off its quality. The pen came in a medium-point with black ink so I also ordered a black fine point refill (I prefer the fine to the medium point). The medium point was not as thick as I expected and writes very smoothly with virtually no smudging. I did get a few people asking me about it because this pen certainly doesn’t look ordinary. It’s small in size, (about 9.5cm/3.7in) but only when it's closed. I actually prefer this size because it makes it easier to carry it around. When it's opened the pen is around 13.5cm/5.3in long.
Just something to keep in mind though; after using the pen and capping/uncapping the back end of the pen, the black matte finish becomes a bit shiny. It’s not a big deal but it’s just something I noticed.
Overall I’m very happy with my purchase and I’m sure that this will last me a very long time.