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RovyVon C20 Commander Tactical Pen

Authored by:
Bernard Capulong
RovyVon C20 Commander Tactical Pen

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With the growing popularity of EDC, tactical pens are a dime a dozen. However they're usually all-black and aggressively knurled to get the message across that they're designed for self defense. But your EDC pen shouldn't solely be used  for tactical applications—it should still write well, stand up to the rough and tumble of daily carry, and if possible, do more than let you jot things down. As no strangers to quality, multi-functional gear, the brand behind one of the best EDC flashlights available debuts their take on the tactical pen with the RovyVon C20 Commander. Aesthetically it ditches the usual tactical design cues and instead opts for a more discreet, utilitarian form factor and dresses it up in tough yet light titanium. It's got a few more tactical tricks up its sleeve too, delivering on functionality without compromising its sleek style.

RovyVon didn't skimp on materials for the C20 Commander, leveraging titanium's excellent strength to weight ratio and material properties throughout the pen. The body is CNC machined out of pure titanium with a generous, rib-textured grip section for comfort and control in hand. The pen comes with a Schmidt P900 refill and accommodates similarly compatible Parker-style refills. The C20 Commander uses an interesting hybrid deployment mechanism that's similar to both a clicky top and a twist pen. Pushing down on the tail cap advances the ink refill, while twisting the cap locks it in place. The benefit to this mechanism comes into play when you're not using the pen -- pulling up on the tailcap and twisting it acts as a lockout function, ensuring you won't have unwanted leaks in your pocket or bag.

No tactical pen would be complete without additional emergency functions, and the RovyVon C20 packs a few. For starters, its tailcap houses a ceramic ball that can break glass in an emergency. Next, the tailcap features three slots for tritium vials, letting you customize the pen with your own glow bars for low-light visibility. Rounding out its additional features is its included pocket clip, made from a TC4 titanium alloy. For a low-profile pen that looks good and can bail you out of trouble in a pinch, check out the C20 Commander at the link below.

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Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

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