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Looking for a pen to attach to my keychain

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Fusilier, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Fusilier

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    I carry a Fisher bullet pen in my shirt pocket but I want to add a pen to my key chain to have one even more handy. Anyone know of a smallish pen with an integral clip or carabiner that'll do the trick?

    My backup plan is to sew up a sleeve of webbing with a D ring.


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  2. Water-Rat

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    I don't have any experience with these, but the ones that pop up quick when you do a search are...

    TEC Pico Pen
    Fisher Space Pen Trekker
    Nite Ize Inka
    True Utility Telescopic Keychain pen
     
  3. brisboy

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    Slightly left field but I carry a victorious manager as my keychain pen on a mini karabiner. Just flip out the Phillips tool on the other end to give it enough length.
     
  4. Fusilier

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    Thanks for all the ideas but these are 'the usual suspects' and I don't think they'll work for my purposes.

    I have a Trekker around here somewhere already but the cap will not stay securely enough on the pen (or the pen will not stay securely enough inside the cap). If the cap screwed on rather securely rather than slid on, it'd be perfect.

    My most recent attempt has been a Nite Ize Inka. First the plastic cap cracked so I had to use some epoxy and string to rebuild it. Since then the darn thing kept falling off my key ring as the clip at the end wasn't secure enough. I've managed to finally loose it completely this week. That's what prompted me to start this thread. I managed to keep this one on my keys for probably 3 months before its demise. The design was good, not just robust enough. If it was metal rather than plastic ...

    I had a Pico Pen a couple of years ago and I lost it - it came off my key ring within 24 hours, never to be seen again.

    The Telescopic pen looks a little 'slight' for me. I'm looking for a pen that is usable, not a small device that can be used as a pen in a pinch.

    You're thinking in the right direction though. Thanks again
     
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  5. TiBoy

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    The Move
    G2 mini
    VC pen
     
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  6. Fusilier

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    "The Move" is a contender. Not too pricy and I like the look/design of it. How long is it (nudge, nudge, wink, wink to all fellow Python fans)?

    The Move is currently out of stock and it looks like out of production at the moment though, just to make it even less easy.
     
  7. flatline

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    I had a Pico-pen, but at some point the pen part disappeared. I kept the magnet side just in the pen shows up, but it's been missing for several years now.

    --flatline
     
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  8. TiBoy

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    TinyBolt is one of the best tiny pens at the moment.
     
  9. Fusilier

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    Nice looking pens but how do I hang one on a key ring?


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  10. R W Orange

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    How about one of the Swiss Army Knives with a pen? Like the Signature or the Mini Champ?
     
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    The Zebra. Think it's called the Compact. Only negative is that the O ring that lets the cap post firmly wears away after a while, but I never post, no big whoop. Secure click in and out. No problems writing upside down, don't know if pressurized.
     
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    The Zebra 301 C (compact)...if you use the correct size drill bit it will take a Fisher Space refill.
     
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  13. Fusilier

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    But again, how do I connect one to a key ring?


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  14. TiBoy

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    You can email the maker, Oliver Sha, to see whether he can get you a pen or not. He offered me an Al one, but I wanted a Ti one instead.

    Too heavy for a keychain carry.

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    I know that there are Fisher space pens that have the lid drilled to have a triangle ring (not sure what it's actually called). It also seems like a relatively simple diy project with a drill and a vice. Haven't attempted it so proceed with caution.
     
  16. Fusilier

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    Well while I'm still looking for the right pen to clip onto my key chain, I whipped up a quick Pen Pocket out of webbing to use in the interim.

    Dead easy to make and it holds one of my spare Fisher Bullet Pens quite nicely.

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    In case anyone is interested, here's what I have on my key ring, going counterclockwise in the photo:

    Car fob
    RescueMe car emergency tool
    Custom dog tag with 'If found please call ..."
    Small Key for one of my common locks
    Sharpie mini
    Nite Ize mini pry tool
    Cash container with $20 Canadian and $20 US
    Twist on flashlight - sorry but I cannot recall the brand
    House key
    The smallest Sprderco knife I could find
    My brand new Pen Pocket.
     
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    TT PockeTTools makes a pretty nice keychain pen in brass, copper or aluminum.
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    KP Gears do a lovely little bolt pen. Well made and won't break the bank. Caran D'Ache for scale purposes


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  19. Fusilier

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    Nice looking pens but nothing for hanging them on a key ring.


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  20. Fusilier

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    Now we're talking. Unfortunately it looks like these are not in production. I'll have to do more searching when I get back to my computer.


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