Besides a knife, the other main item a well appointed EDC'er should have on them is a pen. It seems a silly thing to carry these days with digital screens in all of the stores, and cheap pens by the dozen sitting at every terminal just ripe for the asking. But let me ask you this: how many other people touched that pen today? Did the owner chew on it at all, as is common when in thought? What if they DON'T have a pen when you ask? And for the more security conscious among you; do you really want to leave your fingerprints on something these days?
Back in my younger days, when I ran a Radio Shack, people would come in and ask for an application. To me, that is when the test began. I would give them the application, and see if they asked me for a pen. If they did, I wouldn't hire them. Why you ask? The devil is in the details. If you're going around looking for work, then you should be fully prepared to do so. Not being prepared is the first sign of a sloppy employee. And so it is in life as well. being prepared for what the day throws at you is paramount in your daily life. If luck favors the prepared, then not being so prepared serves to lessen your chances of that luck we all hope for so fervently.
Proper preparation need not take much in space, and this pen is the perfect example of that. Coming in at a few scant inches in length when closed, this pen all but disappears in the smallest of pockets. When opened and the cap is posted, it makes for a full sized writing implement that is incredibly comfortable. The pressurized refill guarantees writing in all temps and even orientations, and my favorite part is the fact that this pen is raw brass. That means it is going to gain an INCREDIBLE patine in short order, and age wonderfully (check the last picture to see what I mean. That's a new raw brass next to my own).
This pen pairs PERFECTLY with our new PocKit Pico line, making for an amazing EDC combo that will keep you organized, and comfortable on the go.