Trending: SOG Baton Q1

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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RovyVon C20 Commander Tactical Pen

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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Dango D01 Dapper Pen Wallet

When it comes to taking notes, nothing beats having real pen and paper in your hands. But organizing pen and paper in your EDC can be a challenge: small items tend to get lost in the shuffle, especially when carried loose in your pockets. Plus, with limited space in your pockets anyways, consolidation is a good thing. For instance, you already carry a wallet, but what if your wallet could also hold your preferred notebook along with a pen as well? That’s where something like the new Dango D01 Dapper Pen Wallet comes in handy. The Dango Dapper Pen Wallet lets you carry three EDC essential items in one compact package, complete with a custom aluminum pen and a notebook as part of the deal.

The D01 Dapper Pen Wallet is a compact bifold front pocket wallet on steroids. For its compact size, there’s plenty of space, as each of the four pockets in the wallet accommodate up to four payment and identification cards (16 cards total). There’s a grippy silicone band for added convenience, especially if you carry folded cash. The wallet is made out of water-resistant DTEX material, resilient against the elements and the occasional bar table mishap. The durability extends to the CNC'd and anodized 6061 aerospace grade aluminum chassis of the wallet itself, setting it apart from the standard bifold and giving the Dapper Pen Wallet structure. Physical protection isn’t all that the Dapper Pen Wallet extends to you: its built-in RFID protection also helps keep your card information safe from fraudsters skimming for data in public spaces. And you can pick up Dango’s separate MT02 multitool to further expand this wallet’s capabilities.

The other half of the bifold is dedicated to organizing your stationery, and while it’s compatible with many popular EDC pens and compact notebooks, Dango goes an extra step with this package by including a custom pen and notebook with every purchase. The machined aluminum pen accommodates Fisher Space Pen ink as well as Schmidt 4889M ink refills and slots into the spine of the wallet for a consolidated carry. And in case you’re the kind of person who constantly loses their pen, an integrated lanyard hole helps with retention options for both the pen and the wallet itself. The included notebook is no slouch either, with 48 dot-grid pages bound together with red stitching by hand and placed within a thick quality cover.

If you’re looking to integrate a pen and paper into your everyday carry, the D01 Dapper Pen Wallet is a complete starter kit that lets you jump right in. And even if you already carry these things, the smart design of this package lets you consolidate your carry into a competent all-in-one solution that saves space in your pockets while being immensely useful and functional at the same time. Check out the link below to find out more about the D01 Dapper Pen Wallet and make it a part of your own EDC today.

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Tactile Turn Bolt Action Pens

By now you’ve probably already put a ton of thought into what gear works best for your day-to-day, but what about your pen? If what you’re writing with still feels like an afterthought, it might be time for an upgrade. Tactile Turn makes premium pens from solid metal, right here in the US, with precision craftsmanship you’d expect from the rest of the gear in your kit. For a truly unique tactile writing experience, look no further than the bolt action pen. Tactile Turn revamped their Bolt Action Pen with fresh and functional updates, refining this satisfying jotter into an even better option for your EDC.

The new Bolt Action Pen keeps many of the same great features Tactile Turn offers that separate them from the rest. Tactile Turn’s signature micro-ridge texture covers the entire metal surface of the pen, offering excellent grip no matter how or where you choose to hold the pen without the sometimes uncomfortable or aggressive “bite” of traditional knurling. For ease of carry, the pen comes with a custom-made, deep-carry stainless steel clip that doubles as an anti-roll mechanism.

The biggest improvement on the revised Bolt Action Pen comes in the form of its overhauled bolt channel. Previous versions of the Bolt Action Pen had a “C”-shaped bolt channel, which came with a steep learning curve and also resulted in a visible void in the body where the bolt rested while retracted. The newly refined Bolt Action Pen eliminates these issues, resulting in an easier to use and better looking pen. A “J”-shaped channel replaces the “C” for a more fluid and intuitive motion to deploy the pen. The bolt itself is now sized to fill any gaps that would have been left behind when the pen is extended.

Always looking to improve their designs, Tactile Turn made the effort to make subtle visual changes to the pen that add up in a big way. A flat, polished top replaces the original rounded top at the back of the pen. On the writing end, you’ll find a new, sturdier tip profile. Combined, these changes make for a solid metal EDC pen that’s both more reliable and fun to fidget with.

You can pick up your own Tactile Turn Bolt Action Pen in a standard version that accepts G2 cartridges or a “Short” version that uses the popular Parker-style ink refills. Each pen is made entirely in the USA in Tactile Turn’s Texas-based machine shop. They’re available in premium metals like titanium, bronze, copper, or zirconium. Pick one up for your kit at the link below.

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Trending: Fisher Space Pen 50th Anniversary Edition

For Writing Wednesday we're revisiting a special edition version of a classic EDC pen: the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Fisher Space Pen. The original Fisher Space Pen remains one of the most popular and highly recommended pocket pens to this day thanks to its compact size when closed, comfortable length when extended, durable metal construction, and write-anywhere (including in outer space) performance. This special edition pen features a two-tone brass and matte black finish, with special graphics on the barrel commemorating the recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Functional brass accents like ridged grip portion and removable pocket clip make it an ideal way to both EDC a pen and remember one of mankind's greatest achievements. Grab one for your EDC at the link below.

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Pokka Pens

As useful as they are to keep in your pocket, not all pens were designed with carry in mind. Even the ones that are small enough to easily slip into your pocket usually compromise comfort and balance when you actually write with them. For Pokka Pens, the focus on pocket-friendliness is right there in the name. It's all thanks to its clever design that's super compact when closed, but extends to a comfortable length when it's time to write. Best of all, these made-in-the-USA EDC pens don't just save pocket space, they save pocket change too, thanks to their accessible price point.

Upon first look, you'll notice just how small the Pokka Pen measures when it's closed. At under 3.5”, it certainly fits the part as a pocket essential. It features a body that fully nests into its cap, essentially halving the amount of pocket space it takes up. Usually, a pen that short might feel cramped during longer sessions, but the Pokka Pen avoids this by extending to a full-length pen. The cap firmly secures to the back of the pen with a satisfying snap, secured by a clever system of O-rings and ridges. Once extended, the pen reaches a comfortable 5.5” length—just as good for quick notes as it is for extended writing sessions with its included, replaceable ballpoint ink cartridge.

Because they're so lightweight, Pokka Pens are hardly noticeable when carried loose in your pocket. However, you can also use it with an available clip for the added convenience, security, and quick access. No matter how you choose to carry it, the Pokka Pen is compact, lightweight, and comfortable to write with once it's fully extended.

The best part is the Pokka Pen is impressively affordable as far as EDC gear goes. Starting at just over $8 for a pack of three, you can have one to keep in your pocket, one in your bag, and a backup in your car with little investment. To sweeten the deal, Everyday Carry readers will receive an additional 15% off by clicking the link below, with no coupon code required. They're available variety of cool colors and patterns like Blaze Orange, Digi-Camo, and more at the link below.

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Machine Era Field Pen Twist

With the rising popularity of EDC, there are plenty of machined pens on the market. But just because a pen's made out of metal doesn't always mean it's anything to write home about. These days it takes unique features on top of a rock-solid construction to stand out. The metal machining masters at Machine Era are back with their newest iteration of their Field Pen, but this time, it comes with a twist. Instead of featuring the usual screw cap or clicky top, the Field Pen Twist features a rear-twist mechanism for simple, smooth operation. It's loaded up with a Japanese gel refill to ensure a smooth writing experience from the first twist to the last word.

The Field Pen Twist's EDC-friendly feature set starts with its robust materials. Its machined body comes in matte black DLC-coated stainless steel, brushed stainless steel, or solid brass to offer varying degrees of heft and balance in hand without compromising durability. An anodized 6061 aluminum button covers the pen's Schmidt Easy Glide twist mechanism. This German-made mechanism deploys the ink refill with a simple twist, then locks in place during use. Recessed just below the twist section lies Machine Era's US-made pocket clip, a must-have component on a daily jotter.

The pen measures just under 5", hitting a balance between portable enough for EDC yet comfortable enough to write with. The machined barrel features a subtle, integrated grip section at the business end and is sized to accommodate Parker refills. A Japanese Itoya Aquaroller gel refill comes standard with the Field Pen Twist, delivering a much smoother writing performance than most ballpoint ink cartridges without the fuss and fragility usually found in fountain pens. With its tough build, compact size, simple operation, and silky smooth gel ink, the Field Pen Twist could be your next daily jotter. Check out all the available options on Machine Era's website at the link below.

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The 10 Best EDC Pens in 2019

An important part of what it means to be an EDCer is self-reliance. So instead of being that person asking to borrow a pen next time you're waiting to put your name down at a restaurant or filling out paperwork at the post office, consider adding a pen to your set of daily gear. It's quick and convenient to use, especially compared to fumbling through your phone for a specific note-taking app. We're not talking about fancy luxury pens either. The best pen for everyday carry is the one you have with you, and that usually means it's durable, reliable, and pocket-friendly. In this updated guide we're highlighting our top 10 picks for the best EDC pens available today.

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TEC Accessories Ko-Axis Rail Pen

Whether it’s a flashlight, a backup battery, or a pen, cylindrical items aren’t typically the easiest to EDC in your pockets. Not to mention, they're prone to inconveniently rolling away whenever you set them down. That's why TEC Accessories bucked the trend of round-barreled pens and opted for a wide and flat rectangular form factor, not unlike your favorite pocket knife. This approach makes the pen sit flat in your pocket, while still being wide enough for a comfortable grip. The Ko-Axis Rail Pen leaves everything you’d come to expect in a pen behind, and the result is something new and exciting.

Upon seeing the rectangular design, you'll notice that there’s no cap on the Ko-Axis Rail Pen. To extend the D1 refill tip, simply pull on the grip and you’re ready to write. The grip rides on a set of rails that run the length of the pen, retracting the refill into the metal tip when not in use. It’s crafted from a mix of stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and bronze for a pleasant heft without being overbearing. The rails are made from stainless steel for durability, the body pieces from aluminum to cut weight, and the grip from bronze so the heft is centered where you hold the pen. To change out the refill, simply give it a pull, push the new one in, and you’re ready to write. They’ve even fitted it with a deep pocket carry clip so it can go unnoiticed until you really need it.

If you’re bored with carrying around a regular old ballpoint pen, consider giving the Ko-Axis Rail a look. It's a unique take on a writing instrument that’s just as easy to carry as it is to write with. The Ko-Axis rail is available in several different materials and colorways, including black or red anodized aluminum with steel accents and a warm bronze grip. You can pick one up for yourself for just under $80 at the link below.

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Nitecore NTP30 Tactical Pen

Sometimes it's best to keep certain gear in your EDC on the down low. Keeping self defense tools and tactical gear hidden in plain sight might give you an advantage, not to mention avoid drawing unwanted attention in urban settings. Few tactical pens on the market do this, but Nitecore's new NTP30 pen is an exception. Not only does it ditch the usual all-black, aggressively knurled stylings of most tactical pens, but it even conceals its ultra-tough tungsten tip. Best of all, it combines some EDC-favorite features—titanium and bolt action—into one sleek design.

Designed with everyday carry in mind, the NTP30 boasts a TC4 titanium alloy construction throughout. It gives the pen the right mix of light weight at less than one ounce, durability, and corrosion resistance for daily use wherever you end up. But because not all pens should disappear into the pocket or hang off a keychain, especially if it doubles as a self defense tool, the NTP30 measures 5.6" in length. It's compact enough for easy pocket carry with its included titanium alloy clip, but long enough for a balanced and comfortable writing experience.

Another key feature unique to the NTP30 is its bi-directional bolt action mechanism. Engaging it towards the front of the pen advances its included Schneider ink refill, which is both waterproof and fade-resistant to perform even in inclement conditions. The accommodates 8 other compatible refills too, including popular Parker refills. Pushing the bolt in the other direction reveals its tactical glassbreaker tip. It's made of an extremely hard tungsten steel, making it useful for emergency situations, self-defense, or even marking and imprinting most materials.

Between its go-anywhere pen component or its concealed tungsten tip, the NTP30 means businesses at both ends. All it takes is a little bolt action. Check out this titanium jotter in more detail and grab one for your everyday carry at the link below.

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