Everyday Carry

Trending: SOG Baton Q1

Authored by:
Bernard Capulong
Trending: SOG Baton Q1

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This Tool Tuesday our trending charts for the week bring us an urban-focused multi-tool in an unconventional form factor. The SOG Baton Q1 opts for a design resembling a marker, looking right at home in a briefcase or admin panel of a backpack at school or work. But beside the more obvious pen functionality, opening up the Baton Q1 reveals a pair of spring-assisted scissors, a bottle opener, and a flathead screwdriver—a well-rounded feature set that rounds out your bases without raising eyebrows. The pen section comes with a pressurized D1 ink refill for write-anywhere performance and accommodates any compatible D1 refill. The Baton Q1's 6" body is made from a two-tone anodized aluminum for durability and light weight, while an included minimalist pocket clip rides discreetly and easily in your pocket. For a stylish and discreet multi-tool to carry into the city or during your travels, check out the TSA-compliant SOG Baton Q1 tactical pen 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.

Discussion (1 total)

Savage7 ·
Does,anyone happen to know of a pen (if made), a sturdy, good pen, that is lighted (for writing in the dark), with something such as Tritium(?), [*Am I right ab. Tritium, in that it glows forever (or a couple hundred yrs, etc..??)] Anyway, I'm always needing to write in the dark, as not to disturb others who are sleeping. I've had the cheapish pens that just about light up the whole room - I only need enough to illuminate about a '50-cent' piece-size of the page. If no one knows of a pen that's illuminated by Tritium, what's your favorite lighted pen, that writes good (I really prefer roller ball) and doesn't need "must-frequently-change" expensive little batteries? I'd prefer more of an EDC/somewhat rugged pen, vs. one that might typically be used by the average 6th grade girl, to write in her diary.
If I could make my ultimate pen, titanium (or maybe a less expensive, but still strong material), not too long or thin; possibly screw-apart, or telescoping; one that accepts SPACE cartridges, but smooth writing is one of the most important aspects, to me, as well as extreme-fast-drying, smudge-free cartridge, that comes in Blk, Blu, Red. A good, long, very strong clip; a strong hole for a keychain; a durable stylus tip, at the other end. It would be lit by something like Tritium, just a faint, but strong ENOUGH illumination, so I have no problem seeing to write, in pitch dark. Might like to have a tiny "window" showing how much ink I have left. I would like to have maybe a very strong (might have to BE titanium) tooth/ice pick, or maybe better, a very thin knifeblade - prob. a double-sided, dagger-style, very strong knife, that screwed out of the stylus-end. Even a short one is better than nothing. I want it strong enough so that if I drop it on a hard floor, it survives. That would prob. be my "dream-pen." Should anyone know of anything out there already, that is close at all to this, PLEASE shoot me a note. Thanks a lot..