I've got the Benchmade and the Surefire pen. I like them both. The Benchmade pen is great because the cap posts on the barrel nicely, with a nice positive "pop" sound. I like the anodizing better on the Benchmade as it seems like it will show wear and scratches less than some of the thicker anodizing out there. I wish the Benchmade did not have the pointed end, only because I dropped on the concrete floor at work and it landed point first and flattened it (with a sort of asymmetrical burr)and I had to smooth it over with a polishing wheel. The Surefire pen is very sturdy and well made, with a super universal refill feature. It could stand some light knurling around the pocket clip area though, as it has a tendency to slide out of the pocket when clipped.