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I love my Fisher Space Pen, but...

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Josh, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. indigo_wolf

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    I would assume band-saw, hack saw, or fiber chop saw..... heck even a Dremel would do in a pinch if you had steady hands or a jig. After that would have to create interior threads (for the nib to screw into) and exterior threads (for the cap to screw onto on the piece that you just shortened. The cap looks like it was not modified.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  2. Zatx

    Zatx Loaded Pockets

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    Well I assumed a lot, but would like to hear/see how it was done. I've carried the Ti Embassy since they hit the market and have loved it, but I've always wanted it to be a bit shorter.
     
  3. Silverj53

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    Well the end is solid stock, so I just measured how far the ink cartridge went into the body and cut as much as I could without getting into the inkwell. I cut it with a grinder and cut off wheel, then sanded the end round again. I originally did it because in my skinth it would push out of the side pocket when I sat down, at this length it is fairly even with the end of the pocket so it works much better. I carry a Ti embassy in my shirt pocket to fill out my daily paperwork and the shorty as a backup.[​IMG]

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  4. Zatx

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    Thank you for the info. I'll have to buy another Embassy Pen to do this project as I had my Ti coated in Cerakote!

    Hmmm... which to choose... which to choose.
     
  5. hbanger

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    I like the fisher with the stylus which I don't use, but with the o-ring on both ends I never have a problem with the cap coming off when closed or posted
     
  6. BFG
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    I got a Raw Brass Fisher a week or two ago, I have 3 others (black and camo). The Brass one also is quite "loose" when in the open position and it slides almost all the way to the "O" ring making it quite short (don't mind this too much). The others are a very snug fit when open and stop at the wide part of the body.
    This is a bit odd but maybe it's because the Raw Brass is harder to get perfect tolerances, I don't know though just guessing.
    [​IMG]

    This picture shows the Brass one is shorter but is not fully pushed home in this picture
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  7. TrickyVic

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    I recommend the Fisher X-750.


    Here's a picture of the Fisher bullet, Zebra telescopic pens, and the Fisher X-750.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Josh

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    Thanks for the pics and info guys. I just ordered a stainless Investigator and since I'm like a little kid, I got it with overnight, Saturday delivery. I can't wait.
     
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  9. Silverj53

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    Great choice!

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  10. gusibon

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    I always had a problem with the silver one with the cap falling off. However with the black one that was never an issue.
     
  11. stbear

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    Lost my Bullet pen the other day. I lost without it. Have to pick up one quick.
     
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  12. Todesfrosch

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    Can anybody recommend me some ball pen refills other than the original refills, i really like the pen but the ink not so much...
     
  13. IBcrashen

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    I use either Schmidt 4889 or lately I have been modding Zebras F series. You pull off the metal tube, pull out the tip about 1/8 of an inch, cut the other end by that much.
     
  14. Todesfrosch

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    Are they better than the Fisher refills ? My problen with the Fishers is that they always form a "blob" at the tip which is a problem because it tends to smear.
     
  15. IBcrashen

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    no blobs with either. The Schmidt is pressurized like fishers.
     
  16. MTFatboy
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    I suspect this problem is from pocket carry. The "ink" is designed to melt from friction with the ball; I think body heat melts it enough to make it ooze sometimes. My Fishers that don't go in pockets don't have the blob problem, only my pocket-carried bullet.
     
  17. flatline

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    If you switch from the medium to the fine point fisher refills, the blobbing issue goes away. I also find the fine point refills write with less pressure.

    --flatline
     
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  18. Sachsen

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    Good to know!
     
  20. stbear

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    Fisher always replaces ones that blob on me.