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Short Pocket EDC Pen

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by timebomb, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. ox71

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    please don't interpret my post as insult, I hold similar views as far as minimalism goes.
    my dexterity is not as good as a guitar picker for sure.
    there is a wallet I am interested in with a few slots for small tools and a loop for a pen, to me this would be more useful than a dedicated slip for one or two things, the ability to keep my cards, cash, cadet or prytool, flashlight and pen together and not add much bulkis a good way to keep from searching my pockets and fumbling around amongst the other items.


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  2. jag-engr
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    I carry a Zebra SF-L1 in my wallet and the process of using doesn't feel as tedious as it sounds when you list out all the steps.

    I used to use an organizer made with elastic and staples (yes, it looked hideous) and did not find bulk to be an issue. In fact, it kept things flatter in my pocket. I could consistently reach into my pocket and draw the tool more quickly with the organizer, though I did have to pull the organizer out to stow the tool away again.

    Some of our other practitioners of minimalism find a slip-case-style organizer to contribute to their style. There's a lot of room for personal taste in the world of EDC - that's part of what makes it so fascinating.
     
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  3. Adam Ng

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    Nope! That not how I get things in and out of my pocket at all. These sleeve keep things stand up in my pocket. As I reach in I know exactly where everything is. I can pull things out and put them back with the sleeve in my pocket.
     
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  4. Tesla

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    Why bother with the sleeve at all?...that's my point...just clip the pen on the pocket where you can reach it without the need for anything else...same for my flashlight..or keys....anything else is simply superfluous...unless you're Batman....;)
     
  5. Tesla

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    I didn't think you meant it as an insult--no worries. You & I agree about the lack of need for individual slips.
     
  6. Tesla

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    I don't think you can claim minimalism as your mindset if you carry enough to need an organizer on your person--wallet excepted, of course. As I said previously, I'm not trying to convert anyone to minimalism... I personally dislike carrying a lot of things on me that are better left or carried elsewhere....I realize everyone's mileage may vary. That's why I enjoy hanging out here...the variety of ideas and opinions always piques my interest. :)
     
  7. tbzbbt

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    “....his watch was in a case made of grey chamois leather, and when he took out his penknife to sharpen his pencil, his penknife, too, was in a little case; and his face seemed to be in a case too, because he always hid it in his turned-up collar.”

    From the short story “the man in the case” by Anton Chekhov.

    tbzbbt


     
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  8. aicolainen

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    This is moving off topic, but still interesting.
    I definitely consider myself to be in the Less is more camp and I don't have a pocket slip/organizer, yet.
    But the idea intrigues me. I understand it adds weight and bulk, but I'm not a big fan of clipping everything and the kitchen sink to my front pockets either. As of right now, only my pen and knife has that privilege, but the pen sometimes fall out so I might want a more secure solution before I move to a more expensive pen. Knife laws are also quite ubiquitous around here, so I might also carry my knife in a slip if I find something suitable.
    There might also be a positive side effect. I change pants regularly, like most people I assume, and I would think that a pocket slip would make it easier to keep track of and not loose items in that "between pants" time frame.
     
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  9. Adam Ng

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    How can I look like Batman when everything is hidden in my pocket? Batman would have a row of clips lined his pocket with things half sticking out. like you. I’m done discussing this with you Batman.
     
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  10. brwe01

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    I always thought the main idea, after writability, was to have enough heft w/a point that could do a good job of "puncturing tires". No?
     
  11. brwe01

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    It's the O-ring that provides the friction fit & it, along with every other piece of the pen, comes with a lifetime warranty!
     
  12. koni

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    I carry an Alvin Draft-O-Matic in .9mm, loaded with hb or 2b depending on pricing and availability. Have a Staedtler (2.0mm) and a Kaweco Sport (solid brass) lead holder (5-6mm) that I will carry, the Kaweco is by far the most finicky, but use it for sketching
     
  13. assassin10000

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    A few weeks ago I started carrying a Fisher Stowaway pen, same refill as the bullet space pens but smaller in diameter. Clips right into my wallet, keeping my pockets a little less cluttered.[​IMG]

    They sell a version without a clip as well.
     
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    If you ever have a problem with the cap and body separating and the body falling out, check out the Zebra SF-L1. It is probably slightly shorter when extended, but it fits into the wallet just as well and is all one piece.
     
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  15. assassin10000

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    I used to carry that in my flowfold wallet. I found it would occasionally slightly extend just enough for the pen tip to be exposed... so every now and then I'd have pen marks on my fingers after pulling my wallet out.
     
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  16. trojansteel

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    I don’t like that o-ring and wouldn’t want to go through that warranty process for such a cheap pen.

    More importantly, it takes two hands to get the thing working Bc you have to tug that cap off.

    There are plenty of mini bolt action pens available. They are robust and will last forever. I would go for one of those.


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    I've never had that issue in my Bellroy wallet, but it's probably a little taller than the Flowfold wallet, so the pen can't stick through if the tip does extend.
     
  18. labrat

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    In my opinion, there is only only one key chain/short pocket pen that is usable,
    The original Inka Pen.
    It is again available
    Not the Nite Ise mobile pen!
    But if you look around, the original Inka is still offered.
    That is a pen that is always available, always working, and fits your key chain and pocket!
     
  19. Tesla

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    Zebra 301-C might bear a look. It's a real sleeper...the stock refill is sucky, but there are other refill options if you're willing to shorten one of the Z-mulsion refills or get one of the Tofty refill adapters. I use the Uni SXR-80 refills in mine, currently:
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/59R7G3HYT/adapter-zebra-f-to-uni-sxr-80?optionId=63107470&li=shops
    You can also drill out the tip with a #38 bit to use a Fisher Space Refill, if you like. I have one modified with the Fisher, also, but I prefer the better-writing Uni or Z-mulsion type refills for everyday use.
     
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  20. dischu

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    The short pens I use ...

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    Böker Plus K.I.D. Cal. 50 in aluminum, Rick Hinderer Investigator Pen in brass and a pencil in brass.
    I like them all but the Böker is the most used pen (no cap to loose, bolt action fidget toy) :)
     
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