Yesterday, I received in the post a Random Act of Kindness from Nix! I'm not sure why anyone would send me a lovely pen just like that, given my pen history.... A huge thank you to Nix for his generosity! I thought that this would be the right place to post it, to keep space pen stuff in one thread? But maybe I should make a new thread? The contents:(Image removed from quote.)Look at that space pen.... And sticker and patch. Another look: (Image removed from quote.)Awesome....It kind of looks like a "ninja-astronaut" pen, as Nix put it. Made of brass, lovely grippy rubber coating, slightly triangular grip section, and a big clicky button with a click noise that makes thunder sound wimpy. The clip is very nice to use too, compared to the one on the Cap-o-matic!Back to that clicking noise...From the "stealth" look of the pen, you'd expect it to be stealthy, when it's time to click it for the first time...But in fact it's the opposite. It has the one of the loudest clicks of any pen I've ever heard. It's right up there with a Parker Jotter, quite possibly more.You could use it for training dogs in lieu of a "training clicker". I can hear it without my hearing aids on. It sometimes makes some small clicking sounds when you write with it.The button feels slightly.... not smooth when pushing it. Slightly rubbery.This is a really "tactile" pen. So fun to fidget with.(Image removed from quote.)Its.... big....My Cap-o-matic is a little wider than a Bic Cristal, and much heavier at 17 grams. This "Zero-Gravity" pen dwarfs that Cap-o-matic! It weighs 28 grams and makes my Cap-o-matic look like a bic!Think Laurel & Hardy, The Rock & Kevin Hart.I don't doubt that you could use this pen easily when wearing gloves in winter. The size and weight works against it a little when it comes to portability. the experience of using this pen... quite good. It can be stealthy or attention drawing, depending on the colour variation and how you use it. But unfortunately I have small-ish hands. And think that I prefer the thinner, lighter and slipperier Cap-o-matic for prolonged writing. Just a personal preference, the way pens tend to be different for everyone!If I could only have one pen, it would probably be a Bullet, for lots of portability and durability, in my opinion. Two pens, I'd pick Bullet and Cap-o-matic for personal preference. The Zero-Gravity might make a great office pen, and you could annoy other people by clicking it. The cap-o-matic is in a weird spot. Less portable then the Bullet, more portable than the Zero-Gravity. Less "substantial" (and cheaper) than either the Bullet or Zero-Gravity. I hear that the M4B cap-o-matic is sold at military base shops to soldiers for $5.
I'm sure you've got more diabolical plans in your head to sacrifice your gear for.All I'm saying is "don't"
Quote from: Mechanickal on September 09, 2018, 12:33:45 AMI'm sure you've got more diabolical plans in your head to sacrifice your gear for.All I'm saying is "don't"+1 to this. Pablo Please Put Premium Priority on Preserving your Pens on the Pachyderm Principle**Elephants never forget so don’t you go forgetting where you’ve left your pen!
Sweet! How do you like it?