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Smith and Wesson Tac pen

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by SnWnMe, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. SnWnMe

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    [img width=640 height=480]http://alvarfamily.com/swtacpenbox[/img]

    The Smith and Wesson tac pen. $30 shipped to my door.

    Made in Taiwan by a company called Taylor. Schrade sells an identical pen under their brand for the same price.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://alvarfamily.com/swtacpen[/img]

    A very well made pen for the price. The anodizing looks good and appears to be equal to the Benchmade.

    The refill is a Hauser and looks like a Parker clone.

    Compared to the similar looking Benchmade 1100 the Smith is longer and the cap screws on but doesn't post. They weigh about the same and balance the same while in use.

    Like the Benchmade and Tuffwriter, the removable, front part of the barrel screws in behind the cap attachment point. This means the front part will occasionally unscrew itself part way from the act of capping and uncapping the pen. Wilson's design, which unscrews at the nib, does not have this issue.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://alvarfamily.com/tacpens[/img]
     
  2. SALT

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    I saw one on Ebay the other day, but haven't seen them on any of my favorite sites yet. Where did you order it?
     
  3. SnWnMe

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    Knifecorner. $30 all in, shipped last Monday via First Class mail. :highfive:
     
  4. Sharpdogs

    Sharpdogs Uber Prepared

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    I have the Schrade version and I am very happy with it. I have been carrying it my shirt pocket and pants pocket for the past two weeks. I keep expecting the cap to unscrew loose when I am carrying it, but it has stayed on just fine. I plan on carrying as one of our products. I wish I could afford the other pens, especially the Surefire one. Thanks for the review.
     
  5. LauraQ

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    Just bought the Schrade version off eBay. Can anyone tell me if a Parker refill or a Space Pen refill will fit this pen?

    Thanks!
    LauraQ
     
  6. SnWnMe

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    Both Parker and Fisher PR4 work (you'll need the plastic end piece for the Fisher)
     
  7. tmedina

    tmedina EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    How's the Schrade feel in the hand?

    -Trevor
     
  8. Sharpdogs

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    Pretty solid, I have been using it and carrying for the past two weeks. No complaints so far and no one gives it second look. Of course I am carrying the pink model.
     
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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Wouldn't have found out bout the Schrade version without reading this thread.
     
  10. LauraQ

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    Thanks a million! I'm looking forward to this pen.
     
  11. LauraQ

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    Me, either. And, it's a whole lot more affordable than some of the other tactical pens I've been eyeing. ;D
     
  12. SnWnMe

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    The Schrade is hands down more low key and TSA friendly esp the pink model with the hearts and everything ;D
     
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    It looks like a Timberline Tactical Cap with the Benchmade Body.  :(

    Smith and Wesson took some creative liberty with two pens!

    But you can't argue with the price.

    SnWnMe, that's a nice collection.
     
  14. SALT

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    Another one to add to the collection. Now I just have to pick out what color I want.
     
  15. SnWnMe

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    Verbo, the price is definitely within the impulse buy range (although we EDCers seem to have a far higher threshold for impulse buys than the average person :laugh:)

    Also FWIW, I discovered that the Smith has the most secure clip among the five pens I have. I can trust it to stay put outside my packs while inserted into the MOLLE webbing
     
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    Nice, for those that have one, does the cap stick on the top when you are using the pen?
     
  17. SnWnMe

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    You could make it post on the other end but you're sort of force fitting it in there. I don't do it as it might damage the cap threads.
     
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    I mentioned this in another thread but figured I would ask it here too, does anyone know who sells the S&W Tac Pen and ships to Canada?
     
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    EDC Depot had the Shrade version in Pink and Gray. I think they ship to Canada.
     
  20. ObiHann

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    So that is the exact same pen just without the 3rd party label right?