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S.T. Dupont Star Wars X-Wing Rollerball Pen

It’s perfectly all right to relive our fondest memories as a child with the S. T. Dupont Star Wars X-Wing Roller Ball Pen. Made of 13 different pieces that you’d have to piece together to form the iconic intergalactic starfighter of the Resistance Movement, the X-Wing clearly reminds us of the fun that we once had playing with our pens and pencils as children. The S. T. Dupont…

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Hribarcain Magno-Ink

We live in a touchscreen world where almost every aspect of our work is achieved using the screens of our mobile devices. But when it comes to elegant gifts that can really speak for its own, then nothing beats the Magno-Ink. This one-of-a-kind writing instrument features one of the superb advancements in 21st-century writing technology. It comes with a multi-magnet propulsion system to make writing a lot more…

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Xcissor Pen

While no one goes to battle today in medieval swords, one can always rely on a pair of scissors to cut through things and make life a lot easier. With the Xcissor Pen, you’re essentially talking about a writing instrument that comes with a fully integrated pair of scissors at the end. Made of SUS304 stainless steel, the Xcissor is no ordinary writing instrument. It’s indestructible and comes…

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Modern Fuel Pencil 2.0

Don’t you just wish your pencil gave you the versatility to replace the size of its lead to fit the varying requirements of your project? With the MFD Pencil 2.0, this is now more than just wishful thinking; it’s real. The MFD 2.0 comes with an interchangeable mechanism that’s constructed of solid metal, allowing you to easily swap different sizes of lead. It is available in titanium, stainless…

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Ystudio White Limited Edition Rollerball Pen

They call it the Rollerball, but this Ystudio writing instrument is never going to roll away from any task or will it roll away from the inquisitive looks of others who are intrigued by its uncanny design. Yes, the Rollerball is a pen. Yet, it has a somewhat borrowed design from a known pencil brand with flattened sides so it will not roll on flat surfaces. The Rollerball…

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Inventery Mechanical Brass Pen

The Inventery Mechanical Pen in Brass is a unique and regal addition to the stationary market. The pen itself is made from brass, has a natural patina and the oxidization on the brass makes it unmistakably different from the other finishes you can get with this pen. The oxidization means that once every few weeks or months, you have to polish the pen to bring back its gloss,…

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KOSMOS Titan

In a world where the artistic form of writing has been replaced with swipes on a digital screen, the KOSMOS Titanium Pen is a breath of fresh air. With state-of-the-art features fully encased in a superbly styled and precision engineered writing instrument constructed of Grade 5 premium solid titanium, the KOSMOS Titan is simply a marvel to behold. Not only does it feature a unique pen opening mechanism,…

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Schon DSGN Clip Pen

One of the best and most minimal pocket pens around is finally getting a clip in the form of Schon DSGN’s Clip Pen. The way it works is no different than the previous iteration: the 4-inch long pen’s cap unscrews and then screws onto the back, exposing the writing tip all while extending it to a more traditional length of 5.75 inches for better grip. Though the aforementioned cap now boasts a stainless steel…

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Lioe Stealth Pen

If it looks a little different than your average pen that’s because the Lioe Stealth Pen’s wide, aerodynamic shape wants to improve your grip, however you choose to hold it. The skeletonized bead-blasted aluminum body reduces weight ever so slightly and offers a rare view on the cartridge within, all while adding to its unique looks. A Schmidt click mechanism handles the cartridge advancement, and the Stealth Pen works with Schmidt’s EasyFlow…

GET IT: $68

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Inventery Mechanical Pen

Seamless joints are one thing. But Inventery’s Mechanical Pen doesn’t actually have any seams or joints whatsoever, instead favoring an even more minimal unibody design machined from a brass rod. To change the ink cartridge — a rollerball Schmidt P8126 capless — simply unscrew the all-brass Schmidt SKM88 Click Mechanism at the tail end. Advancing the cartridge is silky smooth, and despite the absence of a clip the pen won’t roll away since…

GET IT: $90

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Ti Pocket Pro Auto Adjusting EDC Pen

Big Idea Design’s been good about making versatile pens compatible with a wide range of refill types. But their latest, the Ti Pocket Pro Auto Adjusting EDC Pen, takes this idea to the final iteration. Every pen in the above image is actually the same model — except of course for color and the ink cartridge inside — which is made possible to a clever telescopic design that fits over 80…

GET IT: $60+

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Tactile Turn Glider Pen

Ever owned a good metal pen? They last surprisingly long, which is to say most likely forever, and are far more pleasant to use than disposable plastic ballpoints. The Tactile Turn Glider Pen is one such example, machined of either 360 brass or 304 stainless steel and fitted with a clip made of the latter. While it’s equipped with a bolt-action mechanism it’s one unlike any other since the path is given…

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Tuff Writer Mini-Click Gen2

Longtime readers may remember Tuff Writer’s Ultimate Clicky Pen and subsequently smaller Mini Click. Their latest, the Tuff Writer Mini-Click Gen2, takes the latter’s compact, pocketable size and upgrades the materials, machined as always but now from titanium, brass, or copper with a variety of finishes that include tumbled, bead blasted, aged (for brass), and even flamed for a unique polychromatic surface finish. Every one features the latest version of Tuff…

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SOG Baton Q1 Multitool Pen

Remember PowerPenz? The SOG Baton Q1 Multitool Pen is a bit like those, but actually useful (and also, you know, not a cheap plastic toy). Part of SOG’s new Baton collection, the TSA-friendly Q1 thrives in office and work settings, functioning as an ordinary ballpoint pen, albeit one with a pressurized ink cartridge. Split it in two and it transforms into a spring-assisted scissor. Its two other functions (totalling four in all)…

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X-01 Titanium Pen

Contrary to what ad and PR hacks would tell you, a pen can’t transform your writing or help you put thoughts on paper any better than a pencil or a word processor. However a fine writing instrument can inspire one to go beyond what they perceived their limits to be, and the X-01 is such a pen. The minimalist design does away with caps and clips to allow…

GET IT: ~$43+

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Refyne P1 Modular EDC Pen & Flashlight

The Refyne P1 Modular EDC Pen & Flashlight isn’t just your garden variety ballpoint pen with a dinky bulb slapped on the end. The rugged flashlight is lightweight yet extremely strong thanks to a grade 5 titanium build and boasts a bolt action mechanism that presents the tip of the included waterproof Lamy M22 rollerball insert, displaying a red dot within the bolt’s cutout to indicate that it’s ready to write. On the tail end…

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Piuma Fountain Pen

Designed to be amongst the most minimal of writing instruments, the Piuma Fountain Pen is stripped of all extraneous features. The pen’s body is machined of either aluminum, brass, or titanium billet to a smooth rounded contour that’s continuous with its cap. The latter goes on and comes off quickly thanks to wide threading and reveals an interchangeable German-made Bock nib in either polished or matte black. Each comes with a Schmidt…

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Bullet Space Pen

Despite the lack of oxygen a gun can be fired in space. And the Bullet Space Pen can write. Its Fisher Space Pen cartridge is built right into a .375 caliber bullet that’s complemented by an actual H&H magnum shell for a look that’s authentic until it’s uncapped. The brass is lacquered for a longer lasting finish and an o-ring at the pen’s halfway mark keeps the two halves firmly connected. Its…

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Ystudio Fountain Pen

Taiwanese Ystudio tends to explore vanishing cultures, so it’s inevitable that they’d eventually make a Fountain Pen. The pens come in two versions: one for your desk and another that’s portable, the former which includes a conical stand and the latter that caps and comes with a wooden box (with a pass-through slit should you want to attach it to something) for shielding the pen further. Both versions…

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Imperator TTi 108 Titanium Bolt Action Pen

Its spring isn’t made of titanium. But literally every other part of Inspirs Design’s Imperator Titanium Bolt Action Pen is machined of this ultralight, ultra-strong metal. The pen employs a three-gear bolt mechanism to convert between pen, capacitive stylus (out of the back side), or its resting state for carry, switching quickly and reliably with just a slide. Every Imperator includes a precision carved titanium pocket clip and fifty waves carved into the forefront…

GET IT: ~$100

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Quotidian Magnet Propulsion Pen

The Quotidian Magnet Propulsion Pen boasts a name that’s as puzzling as the mechanism within. Pull the cap off and nothing happens. But stick it magnetically to the pen’s tail end and the pen nib is propelled out, readying the instrument for writing. Its mechanism employs both magnetic attraction and repulsion to pull this off, featuring several axially magnetized neodymium magnets in its cap and body. Despite this it’s perfectly balanced thanks to precision machined of either aircraft-grade aluminum or uncoated…

GET IT: ~$60

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MB&F Astrograph Pen

Our imagination is the factor driving us to slowly conquer the final frontier. So it’s fitting that the MB&F Astrograph Pen, conceived in collaboration with Caran d’Ache, resembles a rocket as it sits on a desk, tempting its owner to put the pen to paper. The Astrograph contains 99 components and boasts a base with a clever articulating mechanism that deploys landing gear at the push of a lever concealed in the pen’s ring, acting as…

GET IT: $19,900

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Trilogy Zero Fountain Pen

Nearly all fountain pens are gaudy affairs complete with overly busy designs. The design of Trilogy’s Zero Fountain Pen was taken in an opposite direction. Its body is machined from a block of space-grade 6000 series aluminum before being anodized in black or silver, seamlessly coming together to form one continuous and slightly tapered rod. Each is also fitted with a Bock #6 nib in polished steel, enamel-coated steel, or gold plated…

GET IT: $55+

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Kosmos Pen

Stilform Design’s Kosmos Pen took home the 2016 Red Dot award for best pen, and for good reason: it radically removes the ubiquitous clicker mechanism for something far simpler, instead revealing the ink tip when the cap is shifted towards the back. As it slides strong neodymium magnets grasp and pull the cap in either position to make it easy to actuate with just one hand. The Golden Ratio went in to the pen’s minimalistic design…