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Fisher Space Pens 12000

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Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #300 on: April 24, 2019, 02:53:21 PM »
I like it a lot, actually. More than I thought I would.

I originally made the mods in May, I think, and have been carrying the pen everyday at work since then. When not at work, I much prefer the bullet pen as it basically disappears until needed.

I found I prefer the fisher ink over my previous standard pilot G-2. I actually find the fisher ink to be smoother. Plus it dries faster and is more tamper resistant.

I also like the price. I have slightly under $13 in each of the two pens I made. I think the new zebra f-701s are now all metal to begin with, and should be even cheaper since you don't need to sacrifice two other pens for the metal nock. So, the cost makes me not afraid to use it. I also like that it isn't as tapered towards the tip like the fisher pens or the parker jotter types.

It's not perfect, though. The inside body is a plastic tube, and I had the knurled grip section start to separate from the metal upper. This required me to disassemble the metal sleeves from the plastic tube and slather the inside with 2-part epoxy. Now it feels solid as a rock.

If I could find a clicky or bolt pen that was all metal, at a price this low, I'd consider replacing the zebra, but so far I haven't found one.

One thing I’ve noticed the past year is that the metal nock has a slightly rough/gritty feeling to it. Last night I worked a little nyogel into it and so far it feels as smooth as glass. We’ll see how long it lasts.

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
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Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #301 on: June 14, 2019, 06:17:54 AM »




I bought a Fisher Telescoping Space Pen. It was mentioned in the very first post of this thread, but hardly brought up after that. I liked that the telescoping pen was one piece, with no cap to lose, and one-hand deployable. It also wasn't very expensive.
As part of my everyday carry belt holster obsession: I designed a quick draw holster for the pen. It took three prototypes to get the locking mechanism working perfectly. But now it is ready for the public.
I use the actual telescoping feature to lock the pen into the holster. With one hand you can unlock it, pull out the pen, and it is ready to use. It docks just as easy.
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Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #302 on: June 14, 2019, 06:33:06 AM »
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I bought a Fisher Telescoping Space Pen. It was mentioned in the very first post of this thread, but hardly brought up after that. I liked that the telescoping pen was one piece, with no cap to lose, and one-hand deployable. It also wasn't very expensive.
As part of my everyday carry belt holster obsession: I designed a quick draw holster for the pen. It took three prototypes to get the locking mechanism working perfectly. But now it is ready for the public.
I use the actual telescoping feature to lock the pen into the holster. With one hand you can unlock it, pull out the pen, and it is ready to use. It docks just as easy.

That's a very stylish holder for a nice looking pen :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,910 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #303 on: June 14, 2019, 08:14:43 AM »
That's a very stylish holder for a nice looking pen :like:
:iagree: :like:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #304 on: July 01, 2019, 01:45:33 PM »
I am tempted to buy a Pen just to be able to use the Batman-Belt style holster...Does that make me a gear nerd?
Nice Pen that flew under my radar and nice holster(s) - I like the MT holsters you make, too and am waiting for you to come up with something for my rattling MP600. :-)
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Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #305 on: July 01, 2019, 04:58:59 PM »
I am tempted to buy a Pen just to be able to use the Batman-Belt style holster...Does that make me a gear nerd?
I think simply being on this forum along makes one a gear nerd. I am now up to three things on my belt. (Pen, Flashlight, Multitool). I figure by the time I retire I will look like Batman. (I am thinking about one for my keys now).
Strangely though I am not one of those folks with a huge phone holster on my side.
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Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #306 on: July 17, 2019, 01:00:04 PM »
I think simply being on this forum along makes one a gear nerd. I am now up to three things on my belt. (Pen, Flashlight, Multitool). I figure by the time I retire I will look like Batman. (I am thinking about one for my keys now).
Strangely though I am not one of those folks with a huge phone holster on my side.

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No Life Club Posts: 3,575 Carpe titanium
Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #307 on: August 10, 2019, 01:15:15 PM »
I'd welcome a bit of advice please.

A couple of years ago I got myself a Titanium Bullet with Space Shuttle. The Shuttle was attached by two pins into the cap with their feet pressed/punched flat inside the cap to secure it. It was a bit loose but ok. Eventually it fell off in my pocket with wear.

I have tried to epoxy the shuttle  back on the cap but the smooth titanium finish doesn't give a key and I actually like that finish so I don't want to muck about roughening it. I'd put some epoxy on the reverse but pushing the pen body home lifts the Shuttle and suggest to me there's not much clearance to play with. I have come to the conclusion I should just leave it be and live with it.

Any suggestions or cunning wheezes I might try?
Thanks




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Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #308 on: August 10, 2019, 04:04:06 PM »
I’m coming up short on ideas on how you could fix that  :dunno:

I wonder if it would be worth emailing fisher and see if they’d do anything? They have a lifetime warranty, I think. May not apply since you’re across the pond, but you never know.

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
No Life Club Posts: 3,575 Carpe titanium
Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #309 on: August 10, 2019, 11:18:24 PM »
I’m coming up short on ideas on how you could fix that  :dunno:

I wonder if it would be worth emailing fisher and see if they’d do anything? They have a lifetime warranty, I think. May not apply since you’re across the pond, but you never know.

That’s a good idea. TBH I’m actually ok with it without the shuttle but it would be nice to fix.

Per Titanium Ad Tearoom.
Apex predator of fruit cake
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,910 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #310 on: August 11, 2019, 12:04:26 AM »
They have a UK distributor.
I'd contact them in addition to the US company.
http://www.fisherspacepen.co.uk

I'm guessing that they'll want you to post it to the UK peeps.

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,019 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #311 on: August 11, 2019, 05:57:34 AM »
I'd welcome a bit of advice please.

A couple of years ago I got myself a Titanium Bullet with Space Shuttle. The Shuttle was attached by two pins into the cap with their feet pressed/punched flat inside the cap to secure it. It was a bit loose but ok. Eventually it fell off in my pocket with wear.

I have tried to epoxy the shuttle  back on the cap but the smooth titanium finish doesn't give a key and I actually like that finish so I don't want to muck about roughening it. I'd put some epoxy on the reverse but pushing the pen body home lifts the Shuttle and suggest to me there's not much clearance to play with. I have come to the conclusion I should just leave it be and live with it.

Any suggestions or cunning wheezes I might try?
Thanks

If the shuttle is lifting, then my guess is the pins are too long, and that's what the body of the pen is pressing against. No wonder the epoxy didn't hold.

I'd file the pins shorter, key both surfaces, ensuring you don't key the cap outside the outline of the shuttle piece, and re-epoxy it.



The cantankerous but occasionally useful member, formally known as 50ft-trad
No Life Club Posts: 3,575 Carpe titanium
Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #312 on: August 11, 2019, 08:43:47 AM »
Thanks AW filing the pins might make a difference. I'll have a look at that  :cheers:

Per Titanium Ad Tearoom.
Apex predator of fruit cake
No Life Club Posts: 3,575 Carpe titanium
Re: Fisher Space Pens
« Reply #313 on: August 11, 2019, 08:44:34 AM »
They have a UK distributor.
I'd contact them in addition to the US company.
http://www.fisherspacepen.co.uk

I'm guessing that they'll want you to post it to the UK peeps.

I reckon so but I'll email them to see what they might do.

Per Titanium Ad Tearoom.
Apex predator of fruit cake

 

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