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Title: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: parnass on April 09, 2016, 03:36:39 PM
I am a recent convert to Fisher Space Pens. Shown are a raw brass Bullet, a Telescoping Space Pen, and a Zero Gravity pen.

I wanted a pen that could write at any angle and in low temperatures because I often walk distances outside in the cold.   The Telescoping pen rides in my shirt pocket, the Bullet pen in a jacket, and the Zero Gravity serves at home.

(http://parnass.com/images/fisher-space-pens.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on April 09, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
I just got myself a Chrome Bullet with clip this week. I really wanted it to be able to have a front pocket pen for when I'm not carrying a bag or such. Had some trouble with my local retailer though, for some reason the clip version came without the clip in the box. They were totally super great to work with though and two days later I had the clip too.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on April 09, 2016, 10:39:06 PM
I've been a fan of the Bullet for years as it is the only one that has worked whenever I needed it, didn't freeze with long exposure to cold weather and basically everything I've thrown at them. I've tried a number of pens and keep coming back to the Bullet.

Def
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Gryffin on April 09, 2016, 10:57:50 PM
The Bullet pens are cool and compact, but they require two hands to deploy. I’m more of a Cap-O-Matic fan; simple, slim, tough, and one-hand. I especially like the M4B Military/Police in matte black. Carry it on the outside of my EDC bag, tucked into the straps, and it disappears so well that I don't worry about someone swiping it.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on April 09, 2016, 11:06:44 PM
I had two bullets, somehow one disappeared. But the one I still have cracked, still works, just when you open it and put the cap on to make it full length you can see the crack. I also have a full length clicky one idk the name of it, i think some military one? But I think there great, some times the ink gets a little clotty, but still great! I just find it funny how we spent so much money to invent a pen that can write in space and yet the Russian just go ahead and use a pencil, lol..
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Gryffin on April 10, 2016, 12:54:06 AM
I just find it funny how we spent so much money to invent a pen that can write in space and yet the Russian just go ahead and use a pencil, lol..
That's an urban legend, sorry.  :D  Fact is, a pencil would be a HORRIBLE idea on a spacecraft: imagine how much havoc stray graphite powder would wreak on electronics? :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on April 10, 2016, 01:03:23 AM
I just find it funny how we spent so much money to invent a pen that can write in space and yet the Russian just go ahead and use a pencil, lol..
That's an urban legend, sorry.  :D  Fact is, a pencil would be a HORRIBLE idea on a spacecraft: imagine how much havoc stray graphite powder would wreak on electronics? :ahhh
Idk, that's what I was always told.
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: parnass on April 10, 2016, 01:09:23 AM
From the Fisher Space Pen web site:

"When the astronauts began to fly, like the Russians, they used pencils. But the lead sometimes broke and became a hazard by floating in the capsule's atmosphere where there was no gravity.  It could float into an eye or nose, or cause a short in the thousands of exposed electrical connections in the spacecraft.   Since the fire on Apollo 1, which three Astronauts died, NASA required a writing instrument that would not burn in a 100% oxygen atmosphere."

http://fisherspacepen.com/pages/company-overview
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Gryffin on April 10, 2016, 01:30:54 AM
From the Fisher Space Pen web site:

"When the astronauts began to fly, like the Russians, they used pencils. But the lead sometimes broke and became a hazard by floating in the capsule's atmosphere where there was no gravity.  It could float into an eye or nose, or cause a short in the thousands of exposed electrical connections in the spacecraft.   Since the fire on Apollo 1, which three Astronauts died, NASA required a writing instrument that would not burn in a 100% oxygen atmosphere."

http://fisherspacepen.com/pages/company-overview

Right. However, Fisher didn't create their pressurized ink pens *for* NASA, the were already selling them; they did happen to be in a good position when NASA wanted a replacement for pencils.

For the same reasons, the Soviets switched to pens of some type as well; heck, they might've just imported Fishers, or as with so many other western inventions, just created their own version.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Joe58 on April 10, 2016, 01:44:54 AM
I've used the cheaper Space Tec ones for years and they're a pretty good pen actually for plastic. Not as cool I know but have worked well for me.

I don't think there's a version of the bullet with a clip is there? I like to have a pocket clip.

Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Gryffin on April 10, 2016, 01:53:19 AM
I don't think there's a version of the bullet with a clip is there? I like to have a pocket clip.

IIRC they *all* come with pocket clips, but the classic Bullet that's rounded at both ends is notorious for the clip falling off. There's another variation of the bullet with a squared-off back end, and the clip stays on that one just fine.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Rossko07 on April 10, 2016, 02:13:21 AM
I've also used a space tec pen for the last year or so now and it never lets me down. It's subjected to dirt dust oil and grease often and always works well. They are quite robust and I prefer the clicky type.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on April 10, 2016, 02:40:10 AM
I've used the cheaper Space Tec ones for years and they're a pretty good pen actually for plastic. Not as cool I know but have worked well for me.

I don't think there's a version of the bullet with a clip is there? I like to have a pocket clip.

I had the black and red one in your picture and I couldn't get rid of it fast enough.  The button and ink cartridge used to get stuck at full extension and was virtually useless.  Maybe I got a bad one, but it was so bad I never bothered to try again.  I don't even know where that pen got to- I might have given it away, I might have left it somewhere.... no idea.  I'm just glad it's gone.

Def
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Joe58 on April 10, 2016, 11:36:57 AM
Hmmmm....I never had that experience with the Space Tec Grant. And I've probably 5 or 6 of them around the house and when I still worked the jail, it was my daily pen for 10 years and was used a bunch every day. You may have just gotten a bad one.

I'm going to have to check the Fisher site for others with pocket clips. I always thought the bullet looking ones never had one.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on April 10, 2016, 01:09:44 PM
Maybe I'll give them another shot based on your input.  Maybe it was just being outside in harsh weather for extended periods that caused problems?  Or maybe I got a bad one.  Working in a jail is predominantly inside (unless it's a penitentiary and you are on the wall) so that might be the big difference.

The Bullets usually come with a clip on pocket clip, but as mentioned above, the Bullet is tapered and smooth so sometimes they don't hold too well.  That having been said, my first one (a gift from a member back in the SOSAK days) is still going strong and the pocket clip has never fallen off of it.  I must have wedged it on pretty good when I got it....

Def
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: powernoodle on April 10, 2016, 01:23:28 PM
(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag137/toddh6/20150316_193858_zpslpxgc7sp.jpg)
My usual EDC "emergency" pen - which never gets used - is on the Victorinox Manager.  But when not carrying the Manager, I'll carry a chrome Space Pen.  As I recall, the fine refill is said to be less gloopy than the medium.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 10, 2016, 02:46:44 PM
I always use Fisher refills in preference to anything else and use them in my Maxpedition pens :)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on April 10, 2016, 03:29:36 PM
I always use Fisher refills in preference to anything else and use them in my Maxpedition pens :)

That's a good way to make any pen a good pen.  :D

Def
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Gryffin on April 10, 2016, 04:47:09 PM
I always use Fisher refills in preference to anything else and use them in my Maxpedition pens :)

Ditto. I use 'em wherever they fit.

Personally, I prefer a big, bold blue line. (Old habit from the days of faxes and B&W-only laser printers, mark-up/edits in blue were more obvious compared to the black print.)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: LoopCutter on April 10, 2016, 05:03:09 PM
Have three bullet styles and have had one in my pocket since the 80s.  The brass one was originally a burgundy lacquer. Picture with my Vagabond -
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/aa98eddc4e435b51a163066d0d7389f7.jpg)


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Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Gryffin on April 10, 2016, 05:50:20 PM
IIRC they *all* come with pocket clips, but the classic Bullet that's rounded at both ends is notorious for the clip falling off. There's another variation of the bullet with a squared-off back end, and the clip stays on that one just fine.

To clarify, this is the squared-off one I was talking about:

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0220/3274/products/sm400bwcbcl_large.png?v=1387250152)
http://fisherspacepen.com/products/sm400bwcbcl

That one lives clipped inside my wallet. Very handy. And the clip hasn't come off once!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: parnass on April 10, 2016, 06:45:21 PM
There are Bullet pen models with and without pocket clips.  I bought a Bullet without a clip because my intention was to carry it deep inside a pocket.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on April 10, 2016, 07:33:04 PM
I always use Fisher refills in preference to anything else and use them in my Maxpedition pens :)

Ditto. I use 'em wherever they fit.

Personally, I prefer a big, bold blue line. (Old habit from the days of faxes and B&W-only laser printers, mark-up/edits in blue were more obvious compared to the black print.)

I'm much the same with regards to ink color. 

 I carry a knock off bullet and have a real one. 
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on April 13, 2016, 10:17:51 PM
With so much praise for this pen on here I decided to try one for myself and I have never looked back :tu: That has been more than a couple years now :tu: I have the chrome version without a clip and I like it like that because it is just lost in your pocket and unnoticed until you need it  :cheers: I never was one to carry a pen because  there just not comfortable in jean pockets and tend to :pok: I also love how compact it is until you need it then BAM :o you have a full sized pen just like that :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Joe58 on April 14, 2016, 09:29:59 PM
This thread made me think perhaps a good idea for a sticky would be a list of all then pens that accept the Fisher Space Pen refills?

I know that guys are fond of many different pen types, but would also like the ability to use the Fisher refill.

Or maybe not? Lol.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on April 14, 2016, 09:46:08 PM
This thread made me think perhaps a good idea for a sticky would be a list of all then pens that accept the Fisher Space Pen refills?

I know that guys are fond of many different pen types, but would also like the ability to use the Fisher refill.

Or maybe not? Lol.

Well, my Fisher Refills came with an adapter for the Parker standard "G2". I moved one of them into my Parker Jotter, works great.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: neillcurrie on April 14, 2016, 11:14:50 PM
The Uniball Power Tank's get good reviews, are pressurized etc, and get good reviews. A lot cheaper too.
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/529536/uni-ball-Power-Tank-Retractable-Ballpoint/

I have a Chrome Fisher Bullet. I'd heard they often lost their clips so I wedged mine on there pretty tight (downward pressure on the pen, using the clip as a "stop" on the edge of a Kitchen cabinet). It never came loose.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Gryffin on April 15, 2016, 05:06:23 AM
Well, my Fisher Refills came with an adapter for the Parker standard "G2". I moved one of them into my Parker Jotter, works great.

I always loved the ergonomics of the Parkers, but the plastic barrel would *always* end up cracking by the threads.

After hearing lotsa good things about the Stainless Steel version, I got one, and compared to my old ones, it's built *solid*. I'd carry it more, but it's so purty, I'm afraid I'll lose it.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on April 15, 2016, 01:16:55 PM
This thread made me think perhaps a good idea for a sticky would be a list of all then pens that accept the Fisher Space Pen refills?

I know that guys are fond of many different pen types, but would also like the ability to use the Fisher refill.

Or maybe not? Lol.

Excellent idea, as I've always wondered that myself.

Def
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Ulenspiegel on May 16, 2016, 02:46:52 PM
I have been using Fisher Space Pens since the '70s. Mainly the CH4 version which looks almost the same as the original one (AG7) used in space.
The Fisher Space Pen PR Catridges all come with a small plastic adapter and can be used in Parker style ballpoint pens.
The Fisher Space U Catridges fit all the multicolor pens.
The Fisher Space C Catridges can be used with Cross type pens.
The Fisher Space PS Catridges fit some of the Paper Mate type Pens.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Brock O Lee on May 16, 2016, 03:15:31 PM
I have been using two of their Bullet pens for the last 5 years, and they are excellent. They always work when I need them to, even if I haven't used them in months, and they do not leak.  :tu:

Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on May 16, 2016, 03:55:37 PM
I have been using Fisher Space Pens since the '70s. Mainly the CH4 version which looks almost the same as the original one (AG7) used in space.
The Fisher Space Pen PR Catridges all come with a small plastic adapter and can be used in Parker style ballpoint pens.
The Fisher Space U Catridges fit all the multicolor pens.
The Fisher Space C Catridges can be used with Cross type pens.
The Fisher Space PS Catridges fit some of the Paper Mate type Pens.

The Fisher C cartridge is supposedly both better and longer lasting than Cross's own cartridges. And at least here in Sweden they are cheaper too.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: TazzieRob on June 04, 2016, 01:08:48 PM
I had a capomatic that I lost on a plane  >:( not the most expensive pen but it was a gift from my wife. It was nice but I felt that it was a touch on the weak side and seemed to bend a little if I had it in my jeans pocket. I now have an AG7 and the thing is tough. I also have a stainless Parker jotter with a fisher refill for use at work. I have been through 1 refill in it so far and it works well for jotting notes in a notebook and works well on our site permit forms when they get dirty, but is not comfortable for writing for longer periods. I want to try the fine point fisher refills next
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: ToolJoe on June 09, 2016, 06:28:33 PM
I had the cheaper dollar store version of one and it leaked quite a bit so I returned it and got a pack of regular grippy pens.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: ToolJoe on March 19, 2017, 02:01:07 PM
Does anyone use a Fisher Backpacker Space Pen? I got my REI dividend in the mail and might try one out:

https://www.rei.com/product/106598/fisher-space-pen-backpacker-pen
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on March 19, 2017, 03:03:10 PM
All I have is a chrome and BO bullet pen :D I love both of them and they are always very handy and this one you have shown the link too looks like it would be handy as well :think: If you get it let us know what you think about it TJ :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 20, 2017, 08:25:13 PM
Can anyone with multiple types of fisher space pens tell me which you prefer and why?  :)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on March 20, 2017, 11:39:29 PM
Can anyone with multiple types of fisher space pens tell me which you prefer and why?  :)

Well, I only have one, pic related, and I don't really like it. It's a great pen and I would recommend a Bullet to anyone but with this particular model there are two problems. The first is my own fault for fidgeting to much with the O-ring and breaking it but the other is that the some of the sleek look is lost due to the step for posting the cap. The models where the cap simply slides on to the unbroken line of the pen look better imho. As for the full size pens they look great but if I was looking for something like that I would seriously consider getting a Fisher Refill and any pen that uses the Parker G2 refills since Fisher supplies an adapter with their refills.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/zz6cfaqielfev04/20170320_232616-2064x1161.jpg?raw=1)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on March 20, 2017, 11:48:33 PM
Hmm, does my picture show up for people? My older pictures stopped showing up and it seems it's due to Dropbox changing their service.  :oops:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 21, 2017, 12:18:14 AM
Thank you for your thoughts.  :)
I have a Rainbow bullet(from a relative) that I am trying out. I'm planning to get a clip for it.
So far I like it very much.

Hmm, does my picture show up for people? My older pictures stopped showing up and it seems it's due to Dropbox changing their service.  :oops:
I see the picture.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: parnass on March 21, 2017, 12:24:18 AM
Can anyone with multiple types of fisher space pens tell me which you prefer and why?  :)

The Fisher Zero Gravity pen is made of brass inside and covered with a rubbery surface which makes it easy to grip.  The American Flag and lettering are sharp and attractive.  Due to its weight, I use it at home.

The Fisher Telescoping pen is shorter than most pens so it rides more easily when it is completely contained in a shirt or pants pocket.  I like the fact that exposing the tip requires merely pulling out the plunger instead of removing a separate cap.  It's easier to deploy and there's no chance of losing a cap.

I haven't used the Bullet much, but keep it tucked inside a jacket pocket in case the Telescoping pen runs out of ink.

None of these 3 Fisher models feels cheesy.

(http://parnass.com/images/fisher-space-pens.jpg)
Title: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: LoopCutter on March 21, 2017, 03:10:00 AM
Can anyone with multiple types of fisher space pens tell me which you prefer and why?  :)

I have (had) three, a fancy red lacquer version, the chrome with knurled finger grip, and a plain black model.

The lacquer model began to loose its finish as result of chemical on  my hand, and my habit of rubbing the pen with my thumb during conference calls, or meetings.   eventually, the finish exposed the entire pen as a brass with a ring .  Picture of it is in a earlier posting with my vagabond and black model.   This was my favorite,the patina was lovely. Was,because it was lost and never found by me, another patron of the restaurant visiting, who would not admit finding it a few minutes after I realized it was missing from my pocket.

Now the black model is working the same duty as that brass and it is developing its own patina. 

The chrome model, is at home, just to bright and pretty, distracts from my pretty knifes that ride in my pockets.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170321/a09ae48d14955c4d06287ed19e7b97d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: kaput on March 21, 2017, 04:22:30 AM
Did someone say patina  :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on March 21, 2017, 05:33:54 AM
Did someone say patina  :D
Hmm, that little leather looks interesting! I might have to make something like that, maybe to hold a farmer or pioneer-x and also a pen? I'd have to do something else and maybe put a grommet on so it could hang rather then sit at the bottom of the pocket :think:
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: kaput on March 21, 2017, 06:27:32 AM
Did someone say patina  :D
Hmm, that little leather looks interesting! I might have to make something like that, maybe to hold a farmer or pioneer-x and also a pen? I'd have to do something else and maybe put a grommet on so it could hang rather then sit at the bottom of the pocket :think:
JR
Holds a 2 layer SAK or my Northwoods, and the space pen absoloutley perfectly. Feels so good and is just getting better with age (all of them actually). Rides so nicely in he pocket too!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on March 21, 2017, 06:59:14 AM
Did someone say patina  :D
Hmm, that little leather looks interesting! I might have to make something like that, maybe to hold a farmer or pioneer-x and also a pen? I'd have to do something else and maybe put a grommet on so it could hang rather then sit at the bottom of the pocket :think:
JR
Holds a 2 layer SAK or my Northwoods, and the space pen absoloutley perfectly. Feels so good and is just getting better with age (all of them actually). Rides so nicely in he pocket too!
Seriously interesting, I just might have to make something to fit my needs, here's a pic, just like I use the paracord thingy to hang the pioneer-x, do the same with a little tab and grommet so it will hang into the pocket, and see if I can get those pens to fit. And of course it's leather, it only gets better with age!
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: LoopCutter on March 21, 2017, 12:03:01 PM
Have three bullet styles and have had one in my pocket since the 80s.  The brass one was originally a burgundy lacquer. Picture with my Vagabond -
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/aa98eddc4e435b51a163066d0d7389f7.jpg)


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Here is previous pic with the now lost brass and the black. 


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Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: LoopCutter on March 21, 2017, 12:03:14 PM
Have three bullet styles and have had one in my pocket since the 80s.  The brass one was originally a burgundy lacquer. Picture with my Vagabond -
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/aa98eddc4e435b51a163066d0d7389f7.jpg)


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Here is previous pic with the now lost brass and the black. 


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Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 22, 2017, 11:13:23 PM
Interesting stuff and lovely pens!   :tu:
I'm debating whether to get a Ti coated bullet(more expensive),
or plain matte black(no grooves for grip),
or lacquered brass(extra grooves all along the body).  :think:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Professor Shark on March 23, 2017, 10:51:38 AM
Funnily enough I was looking into getting a new Fisher Space Pen recently.

When I was an undergrad I received a Chrome Space Pen from my grandmother and used it for several years. When I first started using it, I found it hard on the hand, even when posted. I got used to it though, and it was my constant companion.

I took it with me for luck when I went for an interview for my Education program, however after the interview it must have slipped out of the slick pockets of my dress pants because I never saw it again (I did get into the program, though!).

I looked into getting the Brass version, however my attention was swayed when I tried looking into getting the Orange version they released a few years ago (unavailable everywhere I looked), which led me to discovering the Lamy Al-star in Copper Orange, which is now in the post on its way to me. I'm almost certain that the fountain pen won't fill the role that I wanted the Fischer to (tough, reliable, compact), but we'll see how things turn out!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: ToolJoe on March 27, 2017, 03:23:37 AM
Are there any pens from other brands out there that are similar in size to the Fisher backpacker?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 27, 2017, 09:26:26 AM
Are there any pens from other brands out there that are similar in size to the Fisher backpacker?
Check out the inka pen. I think fisher makes its refill
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 29, 2017, 10:38:14 AM
So my choice of compact pen is narrowed down to a classic Bullet, or Telescopic, or Explorer(X-750).
I think that I prefer the caps, like on the Bullet and Explorer.

Sooo... Colour choice help?    :pok:
With or without grooves, on the Bullet?

I like the way the matte black Bullet will wear, but it has no grooves, would that be a problem when it wears?

The Titanium versions appear to be sticky stuff/fingerprint magnets.  :ahhh
(Though I know that they won't wear).

Chrome is flashy, possibly too flashy.

I could solve any grip problems on the Bullet with a tad of heat shrink.   :D

Explorer has some reports of slightly looser caps?

Too many choices.  :ahhh  :-\
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 03, 2017, 09:41:57 PM
Postman should be delivering a matte black bullet tomorrow, I can't wait.  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 04, 2017, 06:52:38 PM
Feels like I'm the thread killer now. Three uninterrupted posts in a row?  :o


My Matte Black Bullet arrived today. I feel like when I got my first SAK, or my first pocket light, feeling that I just got something that I will use for a loong time.  :salute:

Personal comparison with the Ti Rainbow finish, some of what I say about the Rainbow finish presumably applies to other shiny finishes like chrome.
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Personally, the matte black feels more substantial for some reason, which is weird. You'd think that the model with the Ti coating would feel stronger?  :think:
Probably its just because its Black!  :D
OTOH, the matte black finish would be ever so slightly thicker than the Rainbow finish, so that might explain it.

Compared to the Rainbow finish, the matte black is "rougher"? The cap slides on and off both ends with slight noticeable friction, compared to the smooth action of the cap on the Rainbow. This is easily understood though, the Rainbow finish is smoother to start with. YMMV and I like it this way.

Without the grooves, the Matte Black is more comfortable(but may feel more slippy) to write with. This is very much up to personal preference.

On the other hand, its a fact that shiny finishes like the Rainbow one will show oil and fingerprints much more than Matte Black.
The Rainbow finish(and other shiny finishes I presume) will feel oilly to the touch easily.



I got mine with a clip, which doesn't feel like it will go anywhere.  :)
I replaced the Medium refill with a Fine refill as soon as I got it(fine is much better!) and put the Medium in a modded Zebra Z-Grip.
Posted, its comfortable enough for me to write off a page or so at a time. But more than that, is the "coolness" and "twirling in your fingers" feel of it. I like playing with this particular pen.  :rofl:
I can see myself using this very pen(if I don't lose it!  :ahhh ) in a few years time. And I'm anticipating when it wears and turns a brassy colour.  :drool: Better with age indeed!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: LoopCutter on April 06, 2017, 02:44:04 PM
Good choice, enjoy!


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Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on April 06, 2017, 03:22:05 PM
Nice pen  :tu:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.

Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 06, 2017, 05:25:48 PM
Thank you!  :cheers:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.
Do you already have one in another colour? What are you waiting for?  :pok:


I'm still wondering about the durability of these pens, as far as I can see, the only thing that could happen is that the cap gets loose? Will this pen last me as long as a SAK?  :climber:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: LoopCutter on April 06, 2017, 06:00:36 PM
Thank you!  :cheers:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.
Do you already have one in another colour? What are you waiting for?  :pok:


I'm still wondering about the durability of these pens, as far as I can see, the only thing that could happen is that the cap gets loose? Will this pen last me as long as a SAK?  :climber:
I have had mine for over 27 years, as long as you do not damage the o-ring with some type of solvent, you should not have any issues. 
My current EDC is my Black one, it was my 2nd purchase, early 90s or late 80s.

Pocket carry with my Micra is causing some wear yet a lovely Patina I can enjoy.  I do miss my brass model that originally was a dark red lacquer. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170406/ecb424f47e6711d910dae0d6dcc7e5ff.jpg)


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Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 06, 2017, 06:22:39 PM
Thank you!  :cheers:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.
Do you already have one in another colour? What are you waiting for?  :pok:


I'm still wondering about the durability of these pens, as far as I can see, the only thing that could happen is that the cap gets loose? Will this pen last me as long as a SAK?  :climber:
I have had mine for over 27 years, as long as you do not damage the o-ring with some type of solvent, you should not have any issues. 
My current EDC is my Black one, it was my 2nd purchase, early 90s or late 80s.

Pocket carry with my Micra is causing some wear yet a lovely Patina I can enjoy.  I do miss my brass model that originally was a dark red lacquer. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170406/ecb424f47e6711d910dae0d6dcc7e5ff.jpg)


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The worn brass highlights are gorgeous.  :drool:
I hope I can keep mine long enough for it to look like that.  :salute:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on April 06, 2017, 08:53:20 PM
Thank you!  :cheers:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.
Do you already have one in another colour? What are you waiting for?  :pok:


I'm still wondering about the durabilaity of these pens, as far as I can see, the only thing that could happen is that the cap gets loose? Will this pen last me as long as a SAK?  :climber:

Yeah I edc a chrome one with my name laser engraved on it

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8332/28444629293_9f70170f69_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 06, 2017, 09:02:49 PM
Thank you!  :cheers:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.
Do you already have one in another colour? What are you waiting for?  :pok:


I'm still wondering about the durabilaity of these pens, as far as I can see, the only thing that could happen is that the cap gets loose? Will this pen last me as long as a SAK?  :climber:

Yeah I edc a chrome one with my name laser engraved on it

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8332/28444629293_9f70170f69_b.jpg)
Shiny!  :cheers:
Remember, you have more than one pair of shoes, you can have more than one pen.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on April 06, 2017, 10:03:31 PM
Thank you!  :cheers:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.
Do you already have one in another colour? What are you waiting for?  :pok:


I'm still wondering about the durabilaity of these pens, as far as I can see, the only thing that could happen is that the cap gets loose? Will this pen last me as long as a SAK?  :climber:

Yeah I edc a chrome one with my name laser engraved on it

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8332/28444629293_9f70170f69_b.jpg)
Shiny!  :cheers:
Remember, you have more than one pair of shoes, you can have more than one pen.  :whistle:

Very true. I might treat myself next month. I've spent my toy money this month. 
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 06, 2017, 10:15:04 PM
Thank you!  :cheers:

I'm really wanting the blue one, blueberry I think it's called.
Do you already have one in another colour? What are you waiting for?  :pok:


I'm still wondering about the durabilaity of these pens, as far as I can see, the only thing that could happen is that the cap gets loose? Will this pen last me as long as a SAK?  :climber:

Yeah I edc a chrome one with my name laser engraved on it

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8332/28444629293_9f70170f69_b.jpg)
Shiny!  :cheers:
Remember, you have more than one pair of shoes, you can have more than one pen.  :whistle:

Very true. I might treat myself next month. I've spent my toy money this month.
Pictures if you do.  :pok:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on April 06, 2017, 10:20:04 PM
Great choice :tu:

I carry a chrome one daily for work and a black one otherwise :tu:

I have had the chrome one for a couple years maybe and I got the black one last year :cheers: Both have been extremely durable for me.and I am very pleased with my purchase  :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on April 06, 2017, 10:52:25 PM
I ordered a chrome bullet today, ´the o-ring on my grip model broke, so now I'm going for the standard version. The rubber parts were clearly the weak points on the model especially since I'm prone to fiddle with them. Other than that they seem more or less bulletproof, there are hardly anything to break on them.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 06, 2017, 11:18:43 PM
I ordered a chrome bullet today, ´the o-ring on my grip model broke, so now I'm going for the standard version. The rubber parts were clearly the weak points on the model especially since I'm prone to fiddle with them. Other than that they seem more or less bulletproof, there are hardly anything to break on them.
Not good to hear about the O-ring.  :-\
I believe that you can buy replacement O-Rings though?  :)
http://www.fisherspacepen.co.uk/details.php?id=257

Remember to post pics when you get the chrome.  :pok: :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on April 07, 2017, 09:06:11 AM
I ordered a chrome bullet today, ´the o-ring on my grip model broke, so now I'm going for the standard version. The rubber parts were clearly the weak points on the model especially since I'm prone to fiddle with them. Other than that they seem more or less bulletproof, there are hardly anything to break on them.
Not good to hear about the O-ring.  :-\
I believe that you can buy replacement O-Rings though?  :)
http://www.fisherspacepen.co.uk/details.php?id=257

Remember to post pics when you get the chrome.  :pok: :D

Yes, you could probably buy them for next to nothing, I tried looking if I had one already but alas no. I also wanted the new one since I have realised I prefer the cleaner lines. Will get pictures up!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 07, 2017, 08:10:41 PM
I hope no one minds if I post more pictures of my pen than necessary?  :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on April 10, 2017, 09:41:26 PM
Nope not at all, post away
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on April 24, 2017, 01:35:56 AM
So here comes a slightly overdue comparison picture of my two Bullets. I haven't moved over to carrying my new one since I'm still considering whether to try to keep it looking nice with a sleeve of some sort. That's the trouble with chrome, it looks great but doesn't age very well imho. I have been writing a little with it though and I'm really happy with the grip it has considering that there's no rubber to hold on to as on my old one.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0ByrViABqmcpCSWFHMmdPaTA0V2s)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 24, 2017, 09:01:28 AM
Nice!  8)
Are the grip sections the same diameter?



I suppose that its one advantage for matte black and similar colours, when they wear, they don't look too bad.  :think:

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5005c8fc84ae929b37214ebd/t/53046ee0e4b01951dab66ddb/1434590684857/Fisher+Space+Pen+Review.jpg)
(Image from The Pen Addict (https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2014/2/19/fisher-space-pen-bullet-review), I'm still waiting for my pen to look like this.  :rofl:  :drool: )

And of course, the raw brass and lacquered brass pens will not visibly wear at all, just develop a patina.  :drool:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on April 24, 2017, 02:53:17 PM
Without actually measuring them the grips seem to be the same diameter, might be a millimeter or so of difference.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on April 29, 2017, 09:25:34 AM
Great review Pablo. After many years on being distinctly underwhelmed by a grey titanium space pen which spent most of it's time sneaking through my pocket linings into my jacket and then being a flipping nuisance to extract I have become a convert and they're now my EDC after years with roller balls, fountain pens etc. I've still got that original space pen but the clip keeps it securely in place. I'll get a pic and post a few thoughts later. In the meantime here's my Black Ti Nitride with my Vic Explorer for Four Layer Friday !
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on April 29, 2017, 09:33:01 PM
I've gone Black for Spartan Saturday and here's some bullet pens for good measure which Squeak is admiring. Grey titanium, with and without shuttle emblem, black titanium nitride and purple passion. The grey titanium is very slippery in the hand or pocket and to be frank the shuttle is a bit of a disappointment and not brilliantly fitted. But I you can't beat a good bit of grey Ti.

I love the black of the black titanium nitride and have a purple cartridge in that one. Which brings us to the Purple Passion. Just love the colour of that too but with black ink. I lost my first purple passion and just had to replace it.

The grey titanium without the shuttle was my first space pen and it was only many years later that I picked up the purple passion on a whim and became hooked. I gave away my brass bullet a few years back and I really must replace that. I loved the brass look. They have been very good writing companions at countless meetings and been great to fiddle with when those meetings get boring. They write well and sit comfortably in the hand. Reliable and tough they can cover formality or a tough day out on site. And they can sit in a pocket or clipped on a shirt pocket. So .... What's not to like eh?

Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 29, 2017, 10:06:53 PM
They are all very nice.  8) :cheers:
Doesn't the shuttle catch on stuff?

I tend to like colours that, if they wear, whats underneath won't look bad.

Do you find any difference in the "feel" of things like the tightness of the caps?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on April 29, 2017, 10:54:00 PM
They are all very nice.  8) :cheers:
Doesn't the shuttle catch on stuff?

I tend to like colours that, if they wear, whats underneath won't look bad.

Do you find any difference in the "feel" of things like the tightness of the caps?

The shuttle hasn't hung up on anything so far ... but it's a pressed fitting and a bit loose so it could catch I guess. I don't carry that one with a clip so we'll see how it goes. The lacquer on the purple passion has taken a few knocks but I'm happy it's got that hard working look. Titanium nitride is pretty hard and should last my needs and then some so wear is just wear for me.

Practically the Ti nitride cap feels a bit different when posted to that on purple or the grey Ti and the spiralling on the barrel of the titanium nitride feels like a crisper cut but to be honest the biggest difference is that the grey Ti are just such slippery suckers. They almost leap out of your hands. Did I mention that before?  :rofl:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 02, 2017, 06:54:35 PM
Yes, once or twice.  :P

My pen has gotten its first battle scars.  :drink:
(http://i.imgur.com/filDnSX.jpg) (http://imgur.com/filDnSX)
I dropped the cap, which presumably landed on the lip, deforming it slightly, enough to score the finish when I put the cap on the end.  :-\
The slight deformation(which I might have not noticed if it was not scoring the finish) has been corrected, but the scoring is here to stay.
The ground I dropped the cap on was an angled metal trailer door, in case you were wondering. So the circumstances were a little unusual...

(http://i.imgur.com/FcBLbiC.jpg) (http://imgur.com/FcBLbiC)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 02, 2017, 11:11:33 PM
In the real world a pen is there to be used. Others might have come off worse !  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 02, 2017, 11:54:17 PM
In the real world a pen is there to be used.
Agreed!  8)
Others might have come off worse !  :cheers:
Possibly! But in this particular case, a cheap plastic pen would have bounced off the ground with no damage.  :rofl: :facepalm:

I know which I trust not to break if sat on though!  >:D


Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 04, 2017, 07:45:18 AM
Thought that this article about NASA and their writing implements would be interesting:
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/613/1.  :think:
And attached is a pdf I found in said article, a 1973 NASA document regarding the specifications of their writing implements.  :drool:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on May 04, 2017, 09:02:29 AM
Thought that this article about NASA and their writing implements would be interesting:
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/613/1.  :think:
And attached is a pdf I found in said article, a 1973 NASA document regarding the specifications of their writing implements.  :drool:

Interesting read there :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 04, 2017, 10:24:11 AM
Thought that this article about NASA and their writing implements would be interesting:
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/613/1.  :think:
And attached is a pdf I found in said article, a 1973 NASA document regarding the specifications of their writing implements.  :drool:

Interesting read there :like:
Agreed!  :cheers:
And I think that I can trust NASA when they say that the Fisher refill can write for 4,570 metres(15,000 Feet) on 0.682cm3 of ink.  :tu:  (Data from vintage pdf)

Only question though... Are they talking about the medium or fine refill?  :think:  :ahhh
I'm using a Fine, so when I run out I'll be sure to tell you all how much I think I wrote.   :cheers:
90% of my writing is in notebooks that I keep when full, so it should be possible.  :think:
I estimate that I will fill around 10 notebooks of the size I use, and I'm already 1 down, so watch this space!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: TazzieRob on May 04, 2017, 01:12:15 PM
Thought that this article about NASA and their writing implements would be interesting:
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/613/1.  :think:
And attached is a pdf I found in said article, a 1973 NASA document regarding the specifications of their writing implements.  :drool:

Interesting read there :like:

+1

I think in Chris Hadfield's book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, he mentions using a Sharpie in space. So Mr Fisher was getting a bit ahead of himself in the marketing stakes. I guess it's good he at least asked NASA first before going out and printing that. I'm sure in Apollo 13, you can see Kevin Bacon with an AG-7 but I think Tom Hanks uses a pencil to write down the guidance calculations.

I had a Capomatic which was a gift from my wife, but lost it on a plane  :oops: which I was super bummed over

Thankfully, she bought me an AG-7, which is my non work EDC pen. At work I use a Parker Jotter with a Fisher cartridge
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 04, 2017, 02:11:05 PM
I believe that nowadays, astronauts use whatever they like.  8)
No worries about broken pencils, the A/C takes care of it. :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 04, 2017, 02:15:20 PM
Why do astronauts use pencil instead of pen in space. (https://www.quora.com/Why-do-astronauts-use-pencil-instead-of-pen-in-space)
Scroll down to first answer, an astronaut talks about what they use nowadays.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: ToolJoe on May 04, 2017, 07:31:50 PM
Do any Fisher space Pens have a rubber grip?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 04, 2017, 07:48:13 PM
There are versions of the bullet with grip (and stylus), the X-750, the Trekker, possibily others?.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 04, 2017, 09:40:38 PM
In the real world a pen is there to be used.
Agreed!  8)
Others might have come off worse !  :cheers:
Possibly! But in this particular case, a cheap plastic pen would have bounced off the ground with no damage.  :rofl: :facepalm:

I know which I trust not to break if sat on though!  >:D


 :rofl: You might not know whether to laugh or cry  :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 04, 2017, 09:44:55 PM
In the real world a pen is there to be used.
Agreed!  8)
Others might have come off worse !  :cheers:
Possibly! But in this particular case, a cheap plastic pen would have bounced off the ground with no damage.  :rofl: :facepalm:

I know which I trust not to break if sat on though!  >:D


 :rofl: You might not know whether to laugh or cry  :ahhh
Hmm, the bullet is pretty slim. It would be a bit of a shock if that happened, but I don't think that it would hurt. :whistle:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 05, 2017, 07:51:49 AM
In the real world a pen is there to be used.
Agreed!  8)
Others might have come off worse !  :cheers:
Possibly! But in this particular case, a cheap plastic pen would have bounced off the ground with no damage.  :rofl: :facepalm:

I know which I trust not to break if sat on though!  >:D


 :rofl: You might not know whether to laugh or cry  :ahhh
Hmm, the bullet is pretty slim. It would be a bit of a shock if that happened, but I don't think that it would hurt. :whistle:

On the bright side it'd still write eh? Never mind zero gravity or extremes of temperature  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on May 08, 2017, 10:11:48 PM
 :whistle: :b2t: :rofl:

My silver bullet pen :tu: I have carried it for a long while (read as I have no idea how long but long enough for me.not to know how long I have carried it ::) )

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4176/33696406044_850a8e532d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TkCTy1)20170508_143538 (https://flic.kr/p/TkCTy1) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 08, 2017, 11:52:11 PM
I like where the chrome has rubbed off.  :like: :like:
No clip?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on May 09, 2017, 12:09:23 AM
I like where the chrome has rubbed off.  :like: :like:
No clip?

No clip ;) It doesn't clip in jeans pockets well without hangin on all sorts of things plus I use suspension clips for both my SAK and light :tu: I use to pocket carry it all the time (and I still pocket carry th black one when I carry it) but it stays in an altoid tin with several more of my EDC items :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Tsquare on May 09, 2017, 04:00:51 AM
     I have a silver bullet space pen I carry in my watch pocket.  I switched out the ink with the refill for a zebra pen, which in my opinion writes better for daily use. I have not had the need to write underwater or in outer space or even zero gravity so for me the zebra refill is good.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: TazzieRob on May 09, 2017, 05:00:19 AM
     I have a silver bullet space pen I carry in my watch pocket.  I switched out the ink with the refill for a zebra pen, which in my opinion writes better for daily use. I have not had the need to write underwater or in outer space or even zero gravity so for me the zebra refill is good.

I don't think you'll get many, or any at all that would disagree that the Fisher ink isn't as good as others for pure writing, however the Fisher ink excels in harsh environments, whether it be temperature, moisture etc, or even dirty / oily environments. Its not just zero gravity, if you need to write on anything above your head or at a funny angle you don't need to worry about keeping the pen in the correct orientation to allow ink flow due to gravity.
At my work, we use carbon copy permit books, and after they have been used on the job they can get filthy, and my Fisher ink has no trouble where others do. At home, or in the office, then anything will do, and if I was writing lots, I'd rather use Parker or Zebra or Sheaffer ink
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 09, 2017, 07:32:43 AM
     I have a silver bullet space pen I carry in my watch pocket.  I switched out the ink with the refill for a zebra pen, which in my opinion writes better for daily use. I have not had the need to write underwater or in outer space or even zero gravity so for me the zebra refill is good.

I don't think you'll get many, or any at all that would disagree that the Fisher ink isn't as good as others for pure writing, however the Fisher ink excels in harsh environments, whether it be temperature, moisture etc, or even dirty / oily environments. Its not just zero gravity, if you need to write on anything above your head or at a funny angle you don't need to worry about keeping the pen in the correct orientation to allow ink flow due to gravity.
At my work, we use carbon copy permit books, and after they have been used on the job they can get filthy, and my Fisher ink has no trouble where others do. At home, or in the office, then anything will do, and if I was writing lots, I'd rather use Parker or Zebra or Sheaffer ink
And in addition, did you ever try the Fine fisher refill? The Medium refill is the one that comes standard, and the Fine writes a little nicer(no gobbing or anything) than the Medium.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 09, 2017, 08:06:34 AM
:whistle: :b2t: :rofl:

My silver bullet pen :tu: I have carried it for a long while (read as I have no idea how long but long enough for me.not to know how long I have carried it ::) )

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4176/33696406044_850a8e532d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TkCTy1)20170508_143538 (https://flic.kr/p/TkCTy1) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

 :like: Nice one Poncho, real character there ! :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 09, 2017, 08:07:31 AM
     I have a silver bullet space pen I carry in my watch pocket.  I switched out the ink with the refill for a zebra pen, which in my opinion writes better for daily use. I have not had the need to write underwater or in outer space or even zero gravity so for me the zebra refill is good.

I don't think you'll get many, or any at all that would disagree that the Fisher ink isn't as good as others for pure writing, however the Fisher ink excels in harsh environments, whether it be temperature, moisture etc, or even dirty / oily environments. Its not just zero gravity, if you need to write on anything above your head or at a funny angle you don't need to worry about keeping the pen in the correct orientation to allow ink flow due to gravity.
At my work, we use carbon copy permit books, and after they have been used on the job they can get filthy, and my Fisher ink has no trouble where others do. At home, or in the office, then anything will do, and if I was writing lots, I'd rather use Parker or Zebra or Sheaffer ink
And in addition, did you ever try the Fine fisher refill? The Medium refill is the one that comes standard, and the Fine writes a little nicer(no gobbing or anything) than the Medium.  :cheers:

+1 to this. The Fine refill is much better IMHO
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: TazzieRob on May 09, 2017, 08:16:09 AM
     I have a silver bullet space pen I carry in my watch pocket.  I switched out the ink with the refill for a zebra pen, which in my opinion writes better for daily use. I have not had the need to write underwater or in outer space or even zero gravity so for me the zebra refill is good.

I don't think you'll get many, or any at all that would disagree that the Fisher ink isn't as good as others for pure writing, however the Fisher ink excels in harsh environments, whether it be temperature, moisture etc, or even dirty / oily environments. Its not just zero gravity, if you need to write on anything above your head or at a funny angle you don't need to worry about keeping the pen in the correct orientation to allow ink flow due to gravity.
At my work, we use carbon copy permit books, and after they have been used on the job they can get filthy, and my Fisher ink has no trouble where others do. At home, or in the office, then anything will do, and if I was writing lots, I'd rather use Parker or Zebra or Sheaffer ink
And in addition, did you ever try the Fine fisher refill? The Medium refill is the one that comes standard, and the Fine writes a little nicer(no gobbing or anything) than the Medium.  :cheers:

+1 to this. The Fine refill is much better IMHO

I have a fine in my AG-7, but at work I just need it to write, so use the Medium. No finesse required.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on May 09, 2017, 10:15:38 PM
:whistle: :b2t: :rofl:

My silver bullet pen :tu: I have carried it for a long while (read as I have no idea how long but long enough for me.not to know how long I have carried it ::) )

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4176/33696406044_850a8e532d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TkCTy1)20170508_143538 (https://flic.kr/p/TkCTy1) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

 :like: Nice one Poncho, real character there ! :cheers:

Thanks Bill :tu: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Sazabi on May 13, 2017, 04:49:11 PM
Over the past two weeks, I've added a X-750 to my daily carry, since I don't always have my lab coat on me; I find it write very well, without the globing I had experienced with a bullet, years back.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 13, 2017, 05:09:12 PM
Over the past two weeks, I've added a X-750 to my daily carry, since I don't always have my lab coat on me; I find it write very well, without the globing I had experienced with a bullet, years back.
FYI, the X-750 uses the same refill as the Bullet, and its only some Medium point refills that are prone to gobbing ink at the tip, Fine point(which looks like medium.  ::) ) refills seem to be immune.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 13, 2017, 05:17:37 PM
Interesting pic of the brass piece that holds the upper and lower part of the Bullet barrel together.
(http://imgur.com/Q0Zpr9Z.jpg)
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EDC/comments/6al61a/fisher_space_pen_bullet_question/

And attached is my pic of the other end of said brass piece.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Smashie on May 13, 2017, 06:39:47 PM
I've got a black one somewhere but here's my TAD Gear silver one.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170513/50885ba22a571fcb0e5c0bee335e624f.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 13, 2017, 06:50:42 PM
Cool engraving.  :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 13, 2017, 09:00:27 PM
I've got a black one somewhere but here's my TAD Gear silver one.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170513/50885ba22a571fcb0e5c0bee335e624f.jpg)

That's very nice and shiny Smashie !! :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Sazabi on May 15, 2017, 03:31:02 PM
Over the past two weeks, I've added a X-750 to my daily carry, since I don't always have my lab coat on me; I find it write very well, without the globing I had experienced with a bullet, years back.
FYI, the X-750 uses the same refill as the Bullet, and its only some Medium point refills that are prone to gobbing ink at the tip, Fine point(which looks like medium.  ::) ) refills seem to be immune.

When I (eventually) run through my medium refill, I do intend on replacing it with a fine point; perhaps my comparison is unfounded, though, as the bullet to which I refer was found on the ground down in Key West, I do not know how hard of a life it had lived prior to me picking it up. :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on May 15, 2017, 07:09:32 PM
I replaced my medium with fine point as soon as I got my pen, I just couldn't get on with the medium
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: captain spaulding on May 15, 2017, 08:18:28 PM
I also have a fine point refill I will drop in once the medium runs out.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 15, 2017, 09:44:44 PM
My Purple Passion with Fine refill.

I do think Bullets have excellent Fiddle Factor in meetings :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 15, 2017, 09:56:54 PM
That purple is  8).  :like: :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on May 15, 2017, 11:01:15 PM
That purple is  8).  :like: :like:

+1 :o 8)

I guess I need to get a fine refill for mine as well :think: :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on May 15, 2017, 11:05:20 PM
Did someone say patina  :D
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,65626.30.html#att310004

I just made one of these pen/knife holders.  As soon as it dries I'll post a picture.  I had a small piece of scrap leather and for thread I used the inner strand of paracord. 
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 15, 2017, 11:30:49 PM
That purple is  8).  :like: :like:

+1 :o 8)

I guess I need to get a fine refill for mine as well :think: :D
Yep, fine refills are great compared to the medium.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on May 15, 2017, 11:44:05 PM
Fits my 84mm Tinker and Fisher pen.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 16, 2017, 12:11:27 AM
Very nice.  :like: :like:
How does it feel in the pocket?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on May 16, 2017, 12:59:12 AM
Very nice.  :like: :like:
How does it feel in the pocket?

Thank you  :D

Its not bad but as with anything new in pocket I'll have to test drive it for a little bit.  I figure within a week I'll know if I actually like the feel in pocket.  I keep my wallet in my front left pocket so this will ride in front right for now. 
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on May 16, 2017, 01:14:43 AM
Fits my 84mm Tinker and Fisher pen.

Nice, I have been considering something similar to protect the chrome a bit.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on May 16, 2017, 01:20:34 AM
Fits my 84mm Tinker and Fisher pen.

Nice, I have been considering something similar to protect the chrome a bit.

Totally stole the idea on from this thread.  There are some great simple sheaths that house a SAK and pen or even inexpensive full size pen slip case that can be cut down I imagine.   
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on May 16, 2017, 03:01:55 PM
Fits my 84mm Tinker and Fisher pen.

Nice, I have been considering something similar to protect the chrome a bit.

Totally stole the idea on from this thread.  There are some great simple sheaths that house a SAK and pen or even inexpensive full size pen slip case that can be cut down I imagine.   

Yes, I have seen the one kaput posts from time to time and have been much impressed!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 16, 2017, 10:44:23 PM
That purple is  8).  :like: :like:

+1 :o 8)

I guess I need to get a fine refill for mine as well :think: :D

Thanks guys, the gold clip is a bit odd but I bought a Blueberry Bullet pen for my girlfriend and she didn't get on with the clip so I borrowed it. Carried it again today with my Tinker small and Classic Clockwork.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 16, 2017, 10:45:53 PM
Fits my 84mm Tinker and Fisher pen.

 :like: :like: :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on May 16, 2017, 11:55:52 PM
That purple is  8).  :like: :like:

+1 :o 8)

I guess I need to get a fine refill for mine as well :think: :D

Thanks guys, the gold clip is a bit odd but I bought a Blueberry Bullet pen for my girlfriend and she didn't get on with the clip so I borrowed it. Carried it again today with my Tinker small and Classic Clockwork.

Outstanding carry  :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 18, 2017, 10:30:18 PM
That purple is  8).  :like: :like:

+1 :o 8)

I guess I need to get a fine refill for mine as well :think: :D

Thanks guys, the gold clip is a bit odd but I bought a Blueberry Bullet pen for my girlfriend and she didn't get on with the clip so I borrowed it. Carried it again today with my Tinker small and Classic Clockwork.

Outstanding carry  :like:

Thnx  A :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: jcs0001 on May 25, 2017, 04:35:51 AM
An interesting thread.  I thought I had contributed but it looks like my memory is bad or maybe I contributed to another similar thread.  I have a bullet pen and carry it most of the time.  I find it a bit slim and slippery but it works for short notes etc.  I have a trekker but find that it is just too short for writing very much.

Very recently I found a pen similar to a bullet pen however it is a bit thicker and better to write with.  The refill was dry and not available locally as it was a Schneider Topball.  Ordering from ebay would be quite expensive and not worthwhile.  The schneider refill is fairly large so I was able to make a spacer for the white extension on a fisher refill and also make a small aluminium sleeve to fit near the nib end.  As a result the "new" pen now fits a fisher refill quite nicely and  I like it.

I would have photos except that photobucket is acting up and I cannot seem to upload right now.  I used a lathe to make the two small pieces to adapt the fisher refill to the pen however it is quite easily done (although maybe not quite as elegant), with a bit of masking tape built up in strategic areas.

John.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 25, 2017, 08:26:59 AM
:popcorn:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 25, 2017, 10:49:46 PM
:popcorn:

 :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: rivercity on June 02, 2017, 04:09:14 PM
 :like: :like: :like:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4241/34918561941_45362c4d9d_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on June 02, 2017, 04:12:38 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4237/34237384193_9d0263da2f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Uarxvt)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on June 02, 2017, 05:18:09 PM
:like: :like: :like:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4241/34918561941_45362c4d9d_c.jpg)
Felling black or red? Lol
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: rivercity on June 05, 2017, 10:53:58 AM
:like: :like: :like:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4241/34918561941_45362c4d9d_c.jpg)
Felling black or red? Lol
JR
Ahhhhhh you caught on to my color scheme.......  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on June 05, 2017, 05:44:51 PM
:like: :like: :like:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4241/34918561941_45362c4d9d_c.jpg)
Felling black or red? Lol
JR
Ahhhhhh you caught on to my color scheme.......  :cheers:
Lol, one of my fav color combos, I guess you'd like the little guys collection and one of my setups, the sak sheaths I customized, same with his sak, switched out one of the scales to a black, so it's name is deadpool..
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on June 11, 2017, 02:58:10 PM
How it's made just showed how they make the pens, though mostly showed the refill side of it.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: jcs0001 on June 24, 2017, 11:18:13 PM
An interesting thread.  I thought I had contributed but it looks like my memory is bad or maybe I contributed to another similar thread.  I have a bullet pen and carry it most of the time.  I find it a bit slim and slippery but it works for short notes etc.  I have a trekker but find that it is just too short for writing very much.

Very recently I found a pen similar to a bullet pen however it is a bit thicker and better to write with.  The refill was dry and not available locally as it was a Schneider Topball.  Ordering from ebay would be quite expensive and not worthwhile.  The schneider refill is fairly large so I was able to make a spacer for the white extension on a fisher refill and also make a small aluminium sleeve to fit near the nib end.  As a result the "new" pen now fits a fisher refill quite nicely and  I like it.

I would have photos except that photobucket is acting up and I cannot seem to upload right now.  I used a lathe to make the two small pieces to adapt the fisher refill to the pen however it is quite easily done (although maybe not quite as elegant), with a bit of masking tape built up in strategic areas.

John.

I am able to get onto photobucket finally so here are the photos related to the above.  First is the pen with it's original (empty) refill:

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0729_2.jpg)

This shows the fisher refill with small aluminium adapter that slides on to the ball end and the white spacer taped in place.  I made a small insert for the spacer as it was too short if pushed on fully.  Cound have made a new spacer but there was no point as this works well.
(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0730_1.jpg)

Another photo of the fisher refill with the aluminium adapter and the short piece that fits inside the white plastic spacer.
(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0731_1.jpg)

It would be easy to adapt a lot of pens to the fisher refill without going to much trouble. Fisher refills are available most places and in my view work very well.

John.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on June 25, 2017, 12:07:32 AM
An interesting thread.  I thought I had contributed but it looks like my memory is bad or maybe I contributed to another similar thread.  I have a bullet pen and carry it most of the time.  I find it a bit slim and slippery but it works for short notes etc.  I have a trekker but find that it is just too short for writing very much.

Very recently I found a pen similar to a bullet pen however it is a bit thicker and better to write with.  The refill was dry and not available locally as it was a Schneider Topball.  Ordering from ebay would be quite expensive and not worthwhile.  The schneider refill is fairly large so I was able to make a spacer for the white extension on a fisher refill and also make a small aluminium sleeve to fit near the nib end.  As a result the "new" pen now fits a fisher refill quite nicely and  I like it.

I would have photos except that photobucket is acting up and I cannot seem to upload right now.  I used a lathe to make the two small pieces to adapt the fisher refill to the pen however it is quite easily done (although maybe not quite as elegant), with a bit of masking tape built up in strategic areas.

John.

I am able to get onto photobucket finally so here are the photos related to the above.  First is the pen with it's original (empty) refill:

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0729_2.jpg)

This shows the fisher refill with small aluminium adapter that slides on to the ball end and the white spacer taped in place.  I made a small insert for the spacer as it was too short if pushed on fully.  Cound have made a new spacer but there was no point as this works well.
(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0730_1.jpg)

Another photo of the fisher refill with the aluminium adapter and the short piece that fits inside the white plastic spacer.
(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0731_1.jpg)

It would be easy to adapt a lot of pens to the fisher refill without going to much trouble. Fisher refills are available most places and in my view work very well.

John.
Never seen that pen.  :think:
Any fisher bullets for scale? Is it all metal?
Interesting.  :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Chako on June 25, 2017, 12:09:35 PM
I have lost mine and for the love of all things good, can't seem to find it.  :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: captain spaulding on June 26, 2017, 06:09:43 AM
I have lost mine and for the love of all things good, can't seem to find it.  :ahhh

I feel your pain. I lost my raw copper version after 2 weeks of owning it. Never did find it. Hope you get yours found soon.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Chako on June 26, 2017, 07:12:43 AM
I have the empty plastic case...I fear it is hiding in my collection somewhere...which means it may be gone forever.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: captain spaulding on June 26, 2017, 07:35:59 AM
I have the empty plastic case...I fear it is hiding in my collection somewhere...which means it may be gone forever.  :facepalm:


 :rofl: :rofl:

If it is lost in the collection your screwed bud.  ;)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Chako on June 26, 2017, 08:35:27 AM
I know it.  :'(
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on June 26, 2017, 06:21:37 PM
I feel you, I had one and somehow just lost it, after so long I just broke down and bought a new one, which I still have today but the tube is cracked, still works and all but sometimes just comes apart. That's why I bought a semi imitation plastic one, works kinda the same as the bullet, comes apart and then doubles in size, but uses just a simple bic ink cartridge, just what I need, and wont feel bad if I lose it just out like $3.. don't get me wrong, I still got my space pens on my nightstand and desk!
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: jcs0001 on June 27, 2017, 03:41:50 AM
Regarding the chrome/burgundy pen with modified fisher refill it was actually a promotional pen for a fastening sales business.  It's made in China but very nicely done.  It's a little bit bigger around than a bullet space pen and more comfortable for my use.  There is no manufacturers name on it.

John
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: jcs0001 on June 27, 2017, 03:44:19 AM
Pablo

The pen is mainly plastic but has a decent build quality.

John
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: TazzieRob on June 27, 2017, 06:44:36 AM
An interesting thread.  I thought I had contributed but it looks like my memory is bad or maybe I contributed to another similar thread.  I have a bullet pen and carry it most of the time.  I find it a bit slim and slippery but it works for short notes etc.  I have a trekker but find that it is just too short for writing very much.

Very recently I found a pen similar to a bullet pen however it is a bit thicker and better to write with.  The refill was dry and not available locally as it was a Schneider Topball.  Ordering from ebay would be quite expensive and not worthwhile.  The schneider refill is fairly large so I was able to make a spacer for the white extension on a fisher refill and also make a small aluminium sleeve to fit near the nib end.  As a result the "new" pen now fits a fisher refill quite nicely and  I like it.

I would have photos except that photobucket is acting up and I cannot seem to upload right now.  I used a lathe to make the two small pieces to adapt the fisher refill to the pen however it is quite easily done (although maybe not quite as elegant), with a bit of masking tape built up in strategic areas.

John.

I am able to get onto photobucket finally so here are the photos related to the above.  First is the pen with it's original (empty) refill:

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0729_2.jpg)

This shows the fisher refill with small aluminium adapter that slides on to the ball end and the white spacer taped in place.  I made a small insert for the spacer as it was too short if pushed on fully.  Cound have made a new spacer but there was no point as this works well.
(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0730_1.jpg)

Another photo of the fisher refill with the aluminium adapter and the short piece that fits inside the white plastic spacer.
(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa327/jcs0001/IMG_0731_1.jpg)

It would be easy to adapt a lot of pens to the fisher refill without going to much trouble. Fisher refills are available most places and in my view work very well.

John.

I applaud you for your use of aluminium, John  :salute:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on July 19, 2017, 03:40:15 AM
My well worn chrome bullet pen :salute:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4319/36008112085_e8b31ed307_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH)20170718_123723 (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on July 22, 2017, 09:30:21 AM
My well worn chrome bullet pen :salute:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4319/36008112085_e8b31ed307_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH)20170718_123723 (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

That's got real Workhorse character Punch so  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on July 22, 2017, 10:05:53 AM
My well worn chrome bullet pen :salute:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4319/36008112085_e8b31ed307_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH)20170718_123723 (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

That's got real Workhorse character Punch so  :cheers:
I like how its slowly turning into a brass colour.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 13, 2017, 08:15:29 AM
My well worn chrome bullet pen :salute:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4319/36008112085_e8b31ed307_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH)20170718_123723 (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

That's got real Workhorse character Punch so  :cheers:
I like how its slowly turning into a brass colour.  :cheers:

+1 to that ... I was starting to think I should replace the brass lacquered one I gave away ... but maybe Chrome as it ages wears would be even nicer  :think:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 18, 2017, 07:46:26 PM
Titanium space shuttle bullet & SAKs today
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: AimlessWanderer on August 18, 2017, 11:22:38 PM
I have used the bullets in the past, and I have a Fisher Stowaway ... somewhere  :think: but they all tried to do a Houdini on me.

They are very aptly named, as very often there's a space where the pen used to be  ::)

I still like pressurised pens, but these days it's the much cheaper Tombow Airpress for me. When you click the pen to deploy the pen, it pressurises the cartridge within. If doing a lot of writing, you might have to repressurise it at some point by clicking the pen off and on again, but I don't mind this at all. The pens are cheap, comfortable, and have a decent clip too.  :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 19, 2017, 12:06:52 AM
My view point on the space pen, the stuff I love about it, is their extreme reliability and (to a lesser extent) their durability. Not writing quality (I consider it good though, with the fine point refill  :tu: ) or it's escape artist training.  ::)

In the months I've had mine, it's seen periods with no use, just tagging along in my fifth pocket, sheath or bag, and it's only skipped like twice.  :salute:
Both times were after very heavy use(strangely), and very brief.

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Particularly relevant for people living in frigid areas( Like the boss  :whistle: ) or scorching areas, is the wiiiide operating temperature of the ink. It can be used in conditions where you need special equipment just to be in.
I believe that the AG-7, same refill as the bullet but with no O-rings or non metal parts, can be used in the vacuum of space. This is relevant because for some reason, a pen that works O.K in outer space  works supremely well on Earth, at least in terms of reliability.  :D

Durability and quality, how many pens can you get for $20 are of brass construction? I think that the Bullets are to other pens like SAKs are to multitools and knives.... Really cheap for the extreme quality.  :salute:

Basically, it's a pen that you can depend on, some other pens may be more comfortable or lay down better lines, but the bullet will be working well when all others fail.... If you don't lose it.  :facepalm:  :rofl:
Personally, I think that the security of my bullet with clip is fine. No way is it running out of my sheath, bag or fifth pocket.  8)
(http://i.imgur.com/b7Bh3hA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R6LKAdi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/f8Vcd8u.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on August 19, 2017, 04:03:47 PM
I don't use mine often but when I do I expect it to work.  This is what I discovered when I needed a pen yesterday.  Thankfully I had my manager on me which has never had this issue in roughly 5 years of carry.  I tossed both space pen inserts and used a modded zebra one.   

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 19, 2017, 04:28:46 PM
Well... That's not exactly common.  :ahhh
Fisher will replace the refills if you ask.  :)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on August 19, 2017, 04:31:14 PM
Well... That's not exactly common.  :ahhh
Fisher will replace the refills if you ask.  :)

I'll have to fetch them from the bin.  I got the pen cleaned out but I was really bummed.  I carry it in my pocket inside a leather sheath I made.  Glad the ink was only leaking within the pen. 
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 19, 2017, 04:36:54 PM
Well... That's not exactly common.  :ahhh
Fisher will replace the refills if you ask.  :)

I'll have to fetch them from the bin.  I got the pen cleaned out but I was really bummed.  I carry it in my pocket inside a leather sheath I made.  Glad the ink was only leaking within the pen.
http://www.spacepen.com/contact-us.aspx
That phone number looks like a likely place to start.  :think:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on August 19, 2017, 04:44:35 PM
Thanks.  The atmosphere in my pocket was too much for my space pen.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on August 19, 2017, 04:49:38 PM
My well worn chrome bullet pen :salute:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4319/36008112085_e8b31ed307_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH)20170718_123723 (https://flic.kr/p/WRUZdH) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

That's got real Workhorse character Punch so  :cheers:
I like how its slowly turning into a brass colour.  :cheers:

+1 to that ... I was starting to think I should replace the brass lacquered one I gave away ... but maybe Chrome as it ages wears would be even nicer  :think:

Thanks guys :cheers: It is a great and reliable pen for sure and it is getting a nice pocket worn look to it :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on August 19, 2017, 04:55:16 PM
Thanks.  The atmosphere in my pocket was too much for my space pen.  :rofl:

 :o Must be a black hole in your pocket Aloha :ahhh Only in a black hole would the gravity be to high for a bullet space pen ??? :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 19, 2017, 05:02:10 PM
Thanks.  The atmosphere in my pocket was too much for my space pen.  :rofl:

 :o Must be a black hole in your pocket Aloha :ahhh Only in a black hole would the gravity be to high for a bullet space pen ??? :D
::)  :rofl:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on August 19, 2017, 05:08:53 PM
Thanks.  The atmosphere in my pocket was too much for my space pen.  :rofl:

 :o Must be a black hole in your pocket Aloha :ahhh Only in a black hole would the gravity be to high for a bullet space pen ??? :D
::)  :rofl:

If lack of money is any indication of a black hole pocket then thats certainly the case. 
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 19, 2017, 05:26:39 PM
Thanks.  The atmosphere in my pocket was too much for my space pen.  :rofl:

 :o Must be a black hole in your pocket Aloha :ahhh Only in a black hole would the gravity be to high for a bullet space pen ??? :D
::)  :rofl:

If lack of money is any indication of a black hole pocket then thats certainly the case.
You have the symptoms. :ahhh
Now to scientifically prove it by putting the Bullet back in your pocket with a new refill, and seeing if it leaks again.  :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on August 19, 2017, 07:05:53 PM
The California heat must have killed it. Never had that happen before
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 19, 2017, 07:24:14 PM
The California heat must have killed it. Never had that happen before
Resistance to leaking in heat is the reason lots of people buy these, to have a pen that they can leave in the hot car without fear of leaks.  :)

I'm looking at NASA documentation from 1973, the refill is rated for use from -46°C(-50°F) to 71°C(160°F). If it gets that hot in Cali I'm staying well away.  :D

I think that it's more likely a flaw in the fit of the refill metal bits.  :think:

On my space pen refill and probably a lot of other refills, I see light ink staining around the joint where the chrome coloured tip fits into the brass tube. Purely cosmetic, and not noticable because refills tend to be inside a pen.  ::)
It's understandable because the ink is under 50 psi after all... Alohas' refills might have been from a bad batch.  :think:
In any case, Fisher has a great warranty.  :tu:

NASA doc (http://www.thespacereview.com/archive/613d.pdf)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: AimlessWanderer on August 19, 2017, 07:56:03 PM
A friend of mine here in the UK has had them leak too, so it's not just a Cali heat thing
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 19, 2017, 10:48:48 PM
I've had the medium tips glob a bit if you don't use them regularly and I seem to recall I had one leak a long while ago at a time when the pen never got used. But I didn't feel it was much different to my experiences with some other refills  :think:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: captain spaulding on August 20, 2017, 05:58:41 AM
My Fisher Cap-o-matic snapped in half.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: TazzieRob on August 20, 2017, 09:06:38 AM
My Fisher Cap-o-matic snapped in half.

I had a cap-o-matic before I lost it and got an AG-7. I did have the feeling that if I'd sat on the cap-o-matic it would have bent or broken. I'm sure I did bend it slightly having it in the pocket of my jeans. Not so with the AG-7, which is very sturdy
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: captain spaulding on August 20, 2017, 06:31:19 PM
That's exactly what happened. I had it in my back pocket and sat down on it one to many times and heard a crack. Pulled it out and it's in two pieces.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: italophil on August 20, 2017, 06:57:19 PM
Brass Space Pen, with a lovely patina and a AG-7. The mechanism on the AG-7 is very addictive, so much so, that I can't take the pen to meetings since I would just end up playing with it.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4374/35884133113_05c3de6185_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 21, 2017, 09:36:50 AM
Brass Space Pen, with a lovely patina and a AG-7. The mechanism on the AG-7 is very addictive, so much so, that I can't take the pen to meetings since I would just end up playing with it.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4374/35884133113_05c3de6185_k.jpg)
Click. Click. Click.  ::)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 06, 2018, 03:24:36 PM
Looking forward to getting a raw brass version of the bullet. :dd:
Will combine parts with my black one for more coolness.  :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: captain spaulding on March 06, 2018, 03:54:19 PM
Love the Bullit. Carry one every single day but as a backup that I know will work when I need it. As others have experienced I have lost one due to a vanishing act. Just for reference the bullit I lost did not have a clip installed. I replaced it with a brass bullit with clip and it’s been sitting in the bottom of my pocket for years now. I love using it (with fine point replacement) and knowing it’s there if needed.

I also had a cap o matic that snapped in half in my front pocket. Fischer replaced it for free!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on March 25, 2018, 10:11:35 AM
I'd completely forgotten about this thread. I'd not forgotten how great the Bullet Pen is. Now Pabs I think you're onto something with raw brass .... or chrome .... or ... etc etc :gimme:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on March 30, 2018, 08:52:28 PM
I've been fettling a couple of my fountain pens with the thought I'd get them back into action.

I EDC a Fisher Bullet most days and today it has been my .375 pen. Shown here with my Ti Compleat Fisherman
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: captain spaulding on March 31, 2018, 01:16:05 AM
I randomly came across my Bullet in SS that I completely forgot I even owned! I was reevaluating and swapping out batteries and other items in my BOB when I found it. It brought a child like smile to my face and my wife even said I looked like a child on Christmas.  :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: ThePeacent on April 01, 2018, 02:20:43 PM
so small,
so mighty


(https://i.imgur.com/dn2yDT0.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 01, 2018, 03:11:29 PM
I randomly came across my Bullet in SS that I completely forgot I even owned! I was reevaluating and swapping out batteries and other items in my BOB when I found it. It brought a child like smile to my face and my wife even said I looked like a child on Christmas.  :D
That’s great, Capt!  :salute: :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on April 04, 2018, 10:30:46 PM
I randomly came across my Bullet in SS that I completely forgot I even owned! I was reevaluating and swapping out batteries and other items in my BOB when I found it. It brought a child like smile to my face and my wife even said I looked like a child on Christmas.  :D
That’s great, Capt!  :salute: :like:

+1 that's marvellous lucky you !  :tu:

Titanium Shuttle been with me today. And that is an Escape Artiste with no clip and very slippery body
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: lew on April 05, 2018, 05:09:03 PM
I used to love Space Pens but last year, I got a run of bad refills.  Write great but they ooze ink if you don't use them for a while.  My last refill seems to be fine but I replaced it with a Sheaffer for EDC.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on April 05, 2018, 09:22:23 PM
I used to love Space Pens but last year, I got a run of bad refills.  Write great but they ooze ink if you don't use them for a while.  My last refill seems to be fine but I replaced it with a Sheaffer for EDC.

Sorry to hear that. I think the medium refills can be a nuisance for this but the fine refills seem to be ok. Titanium Nitride today. Forever shining off the finger prints when I should be concentrating in meetings!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kev D on April 06, 2018, 08:50:57 AM
I used to love Space Pens but last year, I got a run of bad refills.  Write great but they ooze ink if you don't use them for a while.  My last refill seems to be fine but I replaced it with a Sheaffer for EDC.

Sorry to hear that. I think the medium refills can be a nuisance for this but the fine refills seem to be ok. Titanium Nitride today. Forever shining off the finger prints when I should be concentrating in meetings!

The fine ones have always been ok for me to. I don't like the medium, to me they don't feel right when writing, kind of gritty.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Aloha on April 06, 2018, 03:56:20 PM
I still have not gone back to my Fisher pen.  The refills IMO are not what I've read about.  I have not tried to fine ones and might but at this point I can get a pen cheap that does what I need.  Maybe not as compact but reliable. 
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on April 09, 2018, 08:20:19 AM
Another day another Fisher bullet. Black Ti Nitride on duty today with my 84mm Waiter  :salute:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fortytwo on April 27, 2018, 12:41:46 AM
I had a bullet break on me recently while uncapping it. I somehow pulled the "grip" off of the brass connecting thread. I have no doubt I'll be able to fix it with some epoxy and some tapping but coupled with a recent resurging preference for gel ink (and the Parker rollerball) it has left the bullet out of rotation.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 11, 2018, 08:21:31 PM
Purple Passion space pen today plus MTo SAK

.... "so fit the best".... :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: lew on May 14, 2018, 04:13:43 PM
I used to love Space Pens but last year, I got a run of bad refills.  Write great but they ooze ink if you don't use them for a while.  My last refill seems to be fine but I replaced it with a Sheaffer for EDC.

Sorry to hear that. I think the medium refills can be a nuisance for this but the fine refills seem to be ok. Titanium Nitride today. Forever shining off the finger prints when I should be concentrating in meetings!
Found my old one and got a new refill.  It writes great and doesn't leak.  Back in the rotation for now.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 14, 2018, 11:06:29 PM
I used to love Space Pens but last year, I got a run of bad refills.  Write great but they ooze ink if you don't use them for a while.  My last refill seems to be fine but I replaced it with a Sheaffer for EDC.

Sorry to hear that. I think the medium refills can be a nuisance for this but the fine refills seem to be ok. Titanium Nitride today. Forever shining off the finger prints when I should be concentrating in meetings!
Found my old one and got a new refill.  It writes great and doesn't leak.  Back in the rotation for now.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on May 19, 2018, 11:28:32 PM
Here's my bullet. Probably 2-3 years old, but not carried much.

Definitely a good size for pocket edc
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on May 20, 2018, 08:24:43 PM
Here's my bullet. Probably 2-3 years old, but not carried much.

Definitely a good size for pocket edc

Great  in that combination Gmob  :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on May 20, 2018, 10:32:31 PM
+1! :like:
That pen needs more wear though.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on May 20, 2018, 10:50:08 PM
+1! :like:
That pen needs more wear though.  :whistle:

I'm working on it  ;)

Definitely doesn't match the other two yet
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on June 22, 2018, 06:42:51 AM
Picked up a replacement lacquered brass bullet pen for one I gifted a few years ago.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on June 25, 2018, 01:57:41 AM
Well, after a couple weeks, it's starting to get a little wear. Hard to photograph, though.

When I first got this a few years back, I never carried it because I just didn't like the idea of a cap. Now I'm starting to come around for a few reasons.

One, I carry a separate clicky pen at work (modified zebra f -701) which takes away the inconvenience of dealing with a cap when I often need to use a pen one handed.

Two, I realized that the cap helps keep the tip protected and lint out for edc pocket carry.

Three, since the cap is friction fit, it is fairly quick and easy to open and use.

I've also found myself more and more impressed by the design of the pen in general. When closed, it's compact size makes it just disappear in the pocket. When I started carrying it, it goes completely unnoticed until needed. Then, when opened and the cap posted, it's pretty darn close to a regular sized pen.

An added plus is the solid, all metal build. Outside of the o-ring, there's really not anything to wear out.

At the end of the day, I think it's the pen version of the SAK.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on June 27, 2018, 03:19:03 PM
I had an interesting revelation yesterday.

I had used Pilot G2s pretty much exclusively for about 15 years until I decided I wanted a non-disposable metal pen last month.  That's when I did my zebra f-701 mod, which uses a fisher fine refill.

Now, I always considered gel ink to provide a superior writing experience in most situations, and the fisher was a compromise solution to get a metal pen.  I noticed right away that the fisher refill did not lay down a very dark line compared to the G2, though it did write smoothly.  I didn't really do any head to head comparisons though, I just switched over.

Yesterday, after using the fisher equipped zebra exclusively at work for a month, I had to sign something and someone handed me a G2.  I immediately noticed that it seemed very scratchy.  So, back in my office, I tried again with a different G2 on different paper, and again it seemed scratchy.  Not overly so, but noticeably more so than the fisher.  It still layed down a much darker, wetter looking line, but there was definite rolling resistance. I then compared it to a uni-ball signo 207 gel ink.  That wrote very smoothly, no scratchiness at all.

Basically, the fine tip fisher refill seems to write as smoothly as the uni-ball 207, and the pilot g2 (0.7mm, black) wrote noticeably more scratchy.  This really surprised me as ball-points are not known for their writing experience.  I still think the lines from the 207 and G2 look nicer, but the experience of using the fisher seems to be right up there with the 207 (which I've read is one of the better gel inks available).

So, more love for the space pen!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 18, 2018, 06:08:40 PM
So, last year, I broke a part of my matte black Bullet via stupidity and pliers...  :facepalm:

Recently, to replace it, I got a raw brass Bullet.  :drool:
(https://i.imgur.com/0DeOVww.jpg)

I decided to mix and match parts:
(https://i.imgur.com/FWG8D3n.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 18, 2018, 06:34:42 PM


So, last year, I Pabloed my matte black Bullet :facepalm:

FTFY :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 18, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
So, last year, I broke a part of my matte black Bullet via stupidity and pliers...  :facepalm:

Recently, to replace it, I got a raw brass Bullet.  :drool:
(https://i.imgur.com/0DeOVww.jpg)

I decided to mix and match parts:
(https://i.imgur.com/FWG8D3n.jpg)

 :like:

I kind of like the raw brass without the black cap better, but still looks good either way  :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 18, 2018, 07:39:17 PM


So, last year, I Pabloed my matte black Bullet :facepalm:

FTFY :tu:

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 20, 2018, 10:47:37 AM


So, last year, I Pabloed my matte black Bullet :facepalm:

FTFY :tu:

 :rofl:

 ::) :rofl:

It turns out that multitool pliers are capable of squishing the brass tube beyond repair.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 12:51:41 PM
Less than a weeks worth of use has given it a very different look.  :o
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 26, 2018, 12:54:25 PM
Not good?
Send it to me!


Are they readily available in the EU?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 12:58:48 PM
It’s mine and I love it!  :twak: :rofl:

I believe that the raw brass version is on amazon.de.  :think: and amazon.fr, where it’s cheaper, at around 24 euros.

The black cap comes from the matte black version with clip. The rest from the Raw Brass version.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 26, 2018, 01:00:06 PM
Expensive biro :think:

Amazon is quite unknown in our country...
Wish they'd set up a store here.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 01:08:12 PM
I know, right?  :ahhh (to both counts)

I had to order mine from .co.uk, because there is no .ie.

I paid a bit over €21 for the clip-less raw brass version, and it will be my main pen for the foreseeable future.
I’m using a “fine” blue refill that I bought in a local shop for €8 last year, and it has lasted for a lot of writing so far. (I do the writing for my studies with it, if that gives an indication.  :ahhh )
I figure that I get good value from them, considering all the writing I do.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 01:19:09 PM
The refills claim to write 15,000 feet (4,500 m) of words with reasonably sized handwriting... and that comes from a NASA document I posted in page 3, so I’m inclined to trust it.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 26, 2018, 03:28:12 PM
I use a pen way too seldom to justify getting one.
My retractable Zebra will remain my go to pen (only when I've got my Skinth with me) and only gets used in a pinch.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 26, 2018, 03:34:45 PM
That's looking good, Pabs!

Here are mine. The bullet is carried everyday loose in pocket. Both Zebra F-701s have been modified with a metal nock from the F -402 and have space pen refills. The middle one I carry at work since it's much easier to use a clicky quickly, and they don't allow capped pens in the labs.

The zebra on the right I just got Friday. Found it on sale in a store, so I picked it up to use the extra 402 nock (those pens come in two packs) so now I have a back up. I need to get a fine refill, as it has the leftover medium refill originally from the bullet. I may try blue this time.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 03:51:11 PM
I use a pen way too seldom to justify getting one.
My retractable Zebra will remain my go to pen (only when I've got my Skinth with me) and only gets used in a pinch.
That sounds like a good pen.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 03:55:36 PM
That's looking good, Pabs!

Here are mine. The bullet is carried everyday loose in pocket. Both Zebra F-701s have been modified with a metal nock from the F -402 and have space pen refills. The middle one I carry at work since it's much easier to use a clicky quickly, and they don't allow capped pens in the labs.

The zebra on the right I just got Friday. Found it on sale in a store, so I picked it up to use the extra 402 nock (those pens come in two packs) so now I have a back up. I need to get a fine refill, as it has the leftover medium refill originally from the bullet. I may try blue this time.
:cheers: Thanks.

Your pens are very nice too!  :tu:
Chrome and black are nice colours.  :tu:
I think shiny brass is, well, too shiny.  :P
I don’t want my pen to draw attention! :D
If it wasn’t for the assurance of getting the patina, I wouldn’t have gotten it.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 03:57:19 PM
Dang it Mechy, now I want a retractable pen.  :facepalm: :rofl: :twak:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 26, 2018, 04:07:17 PM
That's looking good, Pabs!

Here are mine. The bullet is carried everyday loose in pocket. Both Zebra F-701s have been modified with a metal nock from the F -402 and have space pen refills. The middle one I carry at work since it's much easier to use a clicky quickly, and they don't allow capped pens in the labs.

The zebra on the right I just got Friday. Found it on sale in a store, so I picked it up to use the extra 402 nock (those pens come in two packs) so now I have a back up. I need to get a fine refill, as it has the leftover medium refill originally from the bullet. I may try blue this time.
:cheers: Thanks.

Your pens are very nice too!  :tu:
Chrome and black are nice colours.  :tu:
I think shiny brass is, well, too shiny.  :P
I don’t want my pen to draw attention! :D
If it wasn’t for the assurance of getting the patina, I wouldn’t have gotten it.

I quite like the patina brass gets. It's very  :drool: Your pen looks great already :tu:

One thing I like about the bullet in black is that it will show wear with time, like the brass will. The stainless pens don't look so much worn, as just scratched up...

Attached are pics of my bullet in with its color matching edc and a Pic of the only raw brass I have, my zippo pipe lighter (that thing is hard to photograph well, not the best pic at all)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 26, 2018, 04:15:08 PM
They're relatively cheap and a refill costs €0.50...
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 10:19:11 PM
Hahahaha.   :facepalm:
I threw (yes, threw :P ) my pen in the grass and now I can't find it.  :facepalm: :rofl:

There you are, solid proof of my stupidity.  ::)

No more space pens for me.  :twak: That sounds like an appropriate punishment for me.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 26, 2018, 10:24:30 PM
Get a Zebra...
It's cheaper...

But stop Pabloing stuff up! :twak:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 10:28:51 PM
The problem with a zebra... I can break like 4 of them for the price of one fisher bullet. The temptation to break them would too strong!  :ahhh

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 26, 2018, 10:31:20 PM
:facepalm:

We should have your SAKs confiscated again.
This time with your pens and flashlights too.

Oh, and we won't forget the handfull of multi's either.

Maaaaags!! We need you at Pabs place again!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 10:36:28 PM
It's probably for the best..... :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 26, 2018, 10:38:11 PM
You know it...

You'll get them back if you can prove you can be a responsible young man.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Nix on August 26, 2018, 10:40:15 PM
I'm a die-hard Fisher fan. I've used them everywhere and they just keep on working.

(https://i.imgur.com/YNRhLMH.jpg)


The gold retractable is probably 30 years old, give or take a year or so. It is my favorite.

The black one is great and has been on many adventures. Not as nice as the gold one, but works and works, and work and works.......
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Nix on August 26, 2018, 10:41:10 PM
Get a Zebra...

Yeah...sure.....now show me a 30-year-old Zebra.....

Waiting.... :wait:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 10:42:27 PM
 :like:

I wish I could have held on to my Bullet for 30 years.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Nix on August 26, 2018, 10:44:19 PM
I'm fairly sure I've lost three (3) bullets. Might be four (4)..... :facepalm:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Nix on August 26, 2018, 10:50:56 PM
This evening's carry:

(https://i.imgur.com/N8FiP6A.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 10:54:09 PM
Maybe I'll go rake the grass tomorrow, to try find it.  ::)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 26, 2018, 11:02:40 PM
Hahahaha.   :facepalm:
I threw (yes, threw :P ) my pen in the grass and now I can't find it.  :facepalm: :rofl:

There you are, solid proof of my stupidity.  ::)

No more space pens for me.  :twak: That sounds like an appropriate punishment for me.

You did what now?  :think:  :twak:

Well, now we'll know what brass looks like when patina'd by grass  :whistle:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Nix on August 26, 2018, 11:06:53 PM
It's worth finding, Pabs.....or replacing.  ;)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 26, 2018, 11:09:29 PM
Hahahaha.   :facepalm:
I threw (yes, threw :P ) my pen in the grass and now I can't find it.  :facepalm: :rofl:

There you are, solid proof of my stupidity.  ::)

No more space pens for me.  :twak: That sounds like an appropriate punishment for me.

You did what now?  :think:  :twak:

Well, now we'll know what brass looks like when patina'd by grass  :whistle:
In all seriousness, how long do I have before the pen "rusts" badly?  :think:

It's worth finding, Pabs.....or replacing.  ;)
No replacing for me this time.  ;)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 26, 2018, 11:44:46 PM
Hahahaha.   :facepalm:
I threw (yes, threw :P ) my pen in the grass and now I can't find it.  :facepalm: :rofl:

There you are, solid proof of my stupidity.  ::)

No more space pens for me.  :twak: That sounds like an appropriate punishment for me.

You did what now?  :think:  :twak:

Well, now we'll know what brass looks like when patina'd by grass  :whistle:
In all seriousness, how long do I have before the pen "rusts" badly?  :think:

It's worth finding, Pabs.....or replacing.  ;)
No replacing for me this time.  ;)

I don't really know. I would assume anything that happened in a relatively short time period could be polished out.  :dunno:

Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 27, 2018, 08:49:03 AM
I'm just catching up on the brass/black bullet posts - very nice Pabs and def worth raking the lawn for. Now you've a lonely brass cap you could get another black bullet etc etc. :rofl:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 27, 2018, 08:51:07 AM
Hahahaha.   :facepalm:
I threw (yes, threw :P ) my pen in the grass and now I can't find it.  :facepalm: :rofl:

There you are, solid proof of my stupidity.  ::)

No more space pens for me.  :twak: That sounds like an appropriate punishment for me.

You did what now?  :think:  :twak:

Well, now we'll know what brass looks like when patina'd by grass  :whistle:
In all seriousness, how long do I have before the pen "rusts" badly?  :think:

It's worth finding, Pabs.....or replacing.  ;)
No replacing for me this time.  ;)

I don't really know. I would assume anything that happened in a relatively short time period could be polished out.  :dunno:

Well... the slugs will avoid it so try looking where the slugs aren't.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 27, 2018, 09:04:50 AM
I'm just catching up on the brass/black bullet posts - very nice Pabs and def worth raking the lawn for. Now you've a lonely brass cap you could get another black bullet etc etc. :rofl:
:rofl: :facepalm:


I don't really know. I would assume anything that happened in a relatively short time period could be polished out.  :dunno:

Well... the slugs will avoid it so try looking where the slugs aren't.
:facepalm: There are no slugs in the grass!  :ahhh :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 27, 2018, 09:59:16 AM
Can I join the Space Pen club? :D

First photo is my usual front pocket pen. Space Pen bought in 2012. Still using the same ink tank after 6 years. :ahhh
The second, third, and fourth photos are of a shuttle bullet model. Given to me by an old flame for my birthday in 2011. She gave some of the best gifts(oh, how I miss her. But, I digress).
The little gold shuttle is a nice touch on the polished chrome.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 27, 2018, 10:06:25 AM
Nice, GLBM.  :drool:
MTO space pen club for the win!  :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 27, 2018, 02:18:20 PM
Nice, GLBM.  :drool:
MTO space pen club for the win!  :ahhh

+1

Unless you drop it in the grass. Which would be -1.

Why not mow the grass Pabs? There'll be a crunching grinding sound* when you find yours ... :rofl:


* as the mower disintegrates when the bullet pen tears through its flimsy tin structure
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 27, 2018, 02:24:27 PM
Can I join the Space Pen club? :D

First photo is my usual front pocket pen. Space Pen bought in 2012. Still using the same ink tank after 6 years. :ahhh
The second, third, and fourth photos are of a shuttle bullet model. Given to me by an old flame for my birthday in 2011. She gave some of the best gifts(oh, how I miss her. But, I digress).
The little gold shuttle is a nice touch on the polished chrome.

My shuttle came off my titanium bullet pen. Shame but nice ones GLBM  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 27, 2018, 02:29:59 PM
Thank you, Pablo and Bill! :cheers:

Now we need an MT.o Space Pen to go with the ball caps. :)

That is a shame, Bill, about the shuttle falling off.  :(
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 27, 2018, 03:54:09 PM
I'm just catching up on the brass/black bullet posts - very nice Pabs and def worth raking the lawn for. Now you've a lonely brass cap you could get another black bullet etc etc. :rofl:
:rofl: :facepalm:


I don't really know. I would assume anything that happened in a relatively short time period could be polished out.  :dunno:

Well... the slugs will avoid it so try looking where the slugs aren't.
:facepalm: There are no slugs in the grass!  :ahhh :D
Which means you'll have to check the grass...

Why did you throw it in the first place??
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Nix on August 27, 2018, 03:57:51 PM
You know Pabs.....
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 27, 2018, 04:07:43 PM
You know Pabs.....
:iagree:
It was a very silly game of throw and seek gone very wrong. :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: pfrsantos on August 27, 2018, 06:18:54 PM
You know Pabs.....
:iagree:
It was a very silly game of throw and seek gone very wrong. :D

You need a new game...

 :facepalm:

Show content
How about throw and find?!

 :whistle:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: pfrsantos on August 27, 2018, 06:19:15 PM
:nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 27, 2018, 09:55:28 PM
Thank you, Pablo and Bill! :cheers:

Now we need an MT.o Space Pen to go with the ball caps. :)

That is a shame, Bill, about the shuttle falling off.  :(

Still a fine pen. And if I can find a way to fix the shuttle back I will
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 06:40:16 PM
Thank you, Pablo and Bill! :cheers:

Now we need an MT.o Space Pen to go with the ball caps. :)

That is a shame, Bill, about the shuttle falling off.  :(

Still a fine pen. And if I can find a way to fix the shuttle back I will
Glue?  :think:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 07:09:31 PM
Went to the pen shop today.
The Space Pen stock was much reduced from what I remember it being.  ???
Refills available in black and blue! Goodness me, the variety!   :ahhh

At least the had the most important one I craved: Fine tip, Blue. :tu:
I like blue better than black, for some reason....
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 31, 2018, 08:35:27 PM
Went to the pen shop today.
The Space Pen stock was much reduced from what I remember it being.  ???
Refills available in black and blue! Goodness me, the variety!   :ahhh

At least the had the most important one I craved: Fine tip, Blue. :tu:
I like blue better than black, for some reason....

Wait, do ypu have a pen to put the refill in? I thought it was lost in the grass  :think:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 08:38:11 PM
Went to the pen shop today.
The Space Pen stock was much reduced from what I remember it being.  ???
Refills available in black and blue! Goodness me, the variety!   :ahhh

At least the had the most important one I craved: Fine tip, Blue. :tu:
I like blue better than black, for some reason....

Wait, do ypu have a pen to put the refill in? I thought it was lost in the grass  :think:
I bought another pen.  :facepalm:

<<<<<<<Silly Pablo!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 31, 2018, 08:40:13 PM
Went to the pen shop today.
The Space Pen stock was much reduced from what I remember it being.  ???
Refills available in black and blue! Goodness me, the variety!   :ahhh

At least the had the most important one I craved: Fine tip, Blue. :tu:
I like blue better than black, for some reason....

Wait, do ypu have a pen to put the refill in? I thought it was lost in the grass  :think:
I bought another pen.  :facepalm:

<<<<<<<Silly Pablo!

Ooh, what did you get?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 08:47:18 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 31, 2018, 09:02:36 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I personally wouldn't want the gemstone regardless of color, but the pen looks nice!

I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the cap o matic.  I believe they make a raw brass version as well.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 09:04:38 PM
There is a raw brass look underneath the matte black that wants to come out.  8)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on August 31, 2018, 09:38:37 PM
Pabs, go raking...
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 10:05:55 PM
I tested with another pen, the rake would not be able to reliably pull it up.  :(
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 10:56:03 PM
Thank you, Pablo and Bill! :cheers:

Now we need an MT.o Space Pen to go with the ball caps. :)

That is a shame, Bill, about the shuttle falling off.  :(

Still a fine pen. And if I can find a way to fix the shuttle back I will
Glue?  :think:

I tried that. The Shuttle sits on two pressed metal lugs (so it does move a little anyway) and should rest quite close to the pen tip.

Short answer seems to be the Titanium grey space pen was too slippery for the super glue to adhere to so... no
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 10:57:46 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I'm not struggling with your choice of pen. That's fine. I'm really struggling with a pink plastic gemstone... which presumably neither a gem nor a stone  :think:

But hey it's the Fisher refill that wins !
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 11:00:00 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I'm not struggling with your choice of pen. That's fine. I'm really struggling with a pink plastic gemstone... which presumably neither a gem nor a stone  :think:

But hey it's the Fisher refill that wins !
It was a choice between getting a Cap-o-matic with a pink plastic gem or no Cap-o-matic at all.  :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 11:00:50 PM
I tested with another pen, the rake would not be able to reliably pull it up.  :(

How about holding a metal detectorists rally? You should find a Kestrel Lager ring pull from circa 1984 and the Macavity the Mystery ... er.... Pen
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 11:02:35 PM
I tested with another pen, the rake would not be able to reliably pull it up.  :(

How about holding a metal detectorists rally? You should find a Kestrel Lager ring pull from circa 1984 and the Macavity the Mystery ... er.... Pen
:rofl: :like:
What should the prize be? A rusty pen?  :ahhh
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 11:02:58 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I'm not struggling with your choice of pen. That's fine. I'm really struggling with a pink plastic gemstone... which presumably neither a gem nor a stone  :think:

But hey it's the Fisher refill that wins !
It was a choice between getting a Cap-o-matic with a pink plastic gem or no Cap-o-matic at all.  :D

That's fine. I would be interested how you get along with a Cap-o-matic. I'm presuming we can't call it Pablo's Pink Spangly Princess Pop-up Pen?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 11:04:00 PM
I tested with another pen, the rake would not be able to reliably pull it up.  :(

How about holding a metal detectorists rally? You should find a Kestrel Lager ring pull from circa 1984 and the Macavity the Mystery ... er.... Pen
:rofl: :like:
What should the prize be? A rusty pen?  :ahhh

Rust ? Rust? I thought it was brass underneath ?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on August 31, 2018, 11:08:13 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I'm not struggling with your choice of pen. That's fine. I'm really struggling with a pink plastic gemstone... which presumably neither a gem nor a stone  :think:

But hey it's the Fisher refill that wins !
It was a choice between getting a Cap-o-matic with a pink plastic gem or no Cap-o-matic at all.  :D

That's fine. I would be interested how you get along with a Cap-o-matic. I'm presuming we can't call it Pablo's Pink Spangly Princess Pop-up Pen?

Wait, we can't call it that?!?  >:D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 11:09:58 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I'm not struggling with your choice of pen. That's fine. I'm really struggling with a pink plastic gemstone... which presumably neither a gem nor a stone  :think:

But hey it's the Fisher refill that wins !
It was a choice between getting a Cap-o-matic with a pink plastic gem or no Cap-o-matic at all.  :D

That's fine. I would be interested how you get along with a Cap-o-matic. I'm presuming we can't call it Pablo's Pink Spangly Princess Pop-up Pen?

Wait, we can't call it that?!?  >:D
I’m allowing you guys to call it that just because of the awesome alliteration.  :rofl: :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 11:10:35 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I'm not struggling with your choice of pen. That's fine. I'm really struggling with a pink plastic gemstone... which presumably neither a gem nor a stone  :think:

But hey it's the Fisher refill that wins !
It was a choice between getting a Cap-o-matic with a pink plastic gem or no Cap-o-matic at all.  :D

That's fine. I would be interested how you get along with a Cap-o-matic. I'm presuming we can't call it Pablo's Pink Spangly Princess Pop-up Pen?

Wait, we can't call it that?!?  >:D

Nor for me to say Gusty Old Chap ..... damn  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 11:11:13 PM
Military plain matte black Cap-o-matic.


With a pink plastic gemstone.


The selection was quite limited, OK?!

Actually I kind of like the pink plastic gemstone. It’s only glued on anyway.

I'm not struggling with your choice of pen. That's fine. I'm really struggling with a pink plastic gemstone... which presumably neither a gem nor a stone  :think:

But hey it's the Fisher refill that wins !
It was a choice between getting a Cap-o-matic with a pink plastic gem or no Cap-o-matic at all.  :D

That's fine. I would be interested how you get along with a Cap-o-matic. I'm presuming we can't call it Pablo's Pink Spangly Princess Pop-up Pen?

Wait, we can't call it that?!?  >:D
I’m allowing you guys to call it that just because of the awesome alliteration.  :rofl: :like:

I'm thinking there's a Challenge right here ....
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2018, 11:12:20 PM
I tested with another pen, the rake would not be able to reliably pull it up.  :(

How about holding a metal detectorists rally? You should find a Kestrel Lager ring pull from circa 1984 and the Macavity the Mystery ... er.... Pen
:rofl: :like:
What should the prize be? A rusty pen?  :ahhh

Rust ? Rust? I thought it was brass underneath ?
Well, to be technical, only iron oxides can be called rust, but I was under the impression that all non-precious metals including brass oxidise in wet environments?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on August 31, 2018, 11:20:08 PM
I tested with another pen, the rake would not be able to reliably pull it up.  :(

How about holding a metal detectorists rally? You should find a Kestrel Lager ring pull from circa 1984 and the Macavity the Mystery ... er.... Pen
:rofl: :like:
What should the prize be? A rusty pen?  :ahhh

Rust ? Rust? I thought it was brass underneath ?
Well, to be technical, only iron oxides can be called rust, but I was under the impression that all non-precious metals including brass oxidise in wet environments?

I think you're probably right. Oxidise in any sort of atmosphere I suspect (certainly titanium does for a protective oxidised layer pretty quickly I recall). The good news is that your plastic Rose Crystal will stay lovely for eternity.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on September 02, 2018, 07:32:33 PM
I see zebra just came out with a new pen, the X-701, I’m guessing their tactical version crossed with a fisher?
JR

https://www.zebrapen.com/product/x-701-retractable-ballpoint-0-7mm-black/?source=pen-type
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 02, 2018, 07:56:49 PM
Ooooh  :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on September 02, 2018, 09:30:35 PM
With lanyard ring!

So you can put a rope on it before you throw it, Pabs! :dd:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 02, 2018, 10:26:41 PM
With lanyard ring!

So you can put a rope on it before you throw it, Pabs! :dd:
I could have put a rope through the clip instead.  :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on September 02, 2018, 10:27:13 PM
You could and you should!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 02, 2018, 10:30:13 PM
Is there any doubt?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on September 02, 2018, 10:30:38 PM
I hope not...
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on September 03, 2018, 12:32:29 AM
With lanyard ring!

So you can put a rope on it before you throw it, Pabs! :dd:

 :rofl:

Poor Pabs
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 03, 2018, 01:41:41 PM
I wasn't able to take a good photo of it, but the lone brass cap I have has a wonderful patina at the moment. :salute: :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2018, 12:19:30 PM
Yesterday, I received in the post a Random Act of Kindness from Nix!  :ahhh :hatsoff: I'm not sure why anyone would send me a lovely pen just like that, given my pen history....  :P A huge thank you to Nix for his generosity!  :salute:

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:
(https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=65626.0;attach=392060)
Look at that space pen.... :sa: And sticker and patch.  :drool:

Another look:
(https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=65626.0;attach=392063)

Awesome....
It kind of looks like a "ninja-astronaut" pen, as Nix put it. :tu:
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.  :D 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.  :salute:

It sometimes makes some small clicking sounds when you write with it.
The button feels slightly....  :think: not smooth when pushing it. Slightly rubbery.
This is a really "tactile" pen.  8) So fun to fidget with.


(https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=65626.0;attach=392065)

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.  :tu:
The size and weight works against it a little when it comes to portability.  :think:
the experience of using this pen... quite good.  :tu:
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.  :think:
The Zero-Gravity might make a great office pen, and you could annoy other people by clicking it.  :whistle:
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.  :o
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on September 08, 2018, 03:40:35 PM
Yesterday, I received in the post a Random Act of Kindness from Nix!  :ahhh :hatsoff: I'm not sure why anyone would send me a lovely pen just like that, given my pen history....  :P A huge thank you to Nix for his generosity!  :salute:

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:
(https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=65626.0;attach=392060)
Look at that space pen.... :sa: And sticker and patch.  :drool:

Another look:
(https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=65626.0;attach=392063)

Awesome....
It kind of looks like a "ninja-astronaut" pen, as Nix put it. :tu:
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.  :D 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.  :salute:

It sometimes makes some small clicking sounds when you write with it.
The button feels slightly....  :think: not smooth when pushing it. Slightly rubbery.
This is a really "tactile" pen.  8) So fun to fidget with.


(https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=65626.0;attach=392065)

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.  :tu:
The size and weight works against it a little when it comes to portability.  :think:
the experience of using this pen... quite good.  :tu:
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.  :think:
The Zero-Gravity might make a great office pen, and you could annoy other people by clicking it.  :whistle:
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.  :o

Nice pen and nice RAK, Nix  :hatsoff:

The zero gravity has a nice look to it :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2018, 11:14:47 PM
 :salute: Yup, I’m still stunned!


By the way, I emailed the space pen company... I asked them if they’ve done any tests regarding the number of times that their pens can be clicked before wearing out/breaking.... I’m weird about stuff like that. I want to know that fidgeting with my Cap-o-matic won’t cause it to break within a year. :ahhh :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on September 08, 2018, 11:43:18 PM
Take care of it and it will take care of you... no sillyness with this one Pabs :pok:

And way to go Nix! :ahhh
:woohoo:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2018, 11:47:48 PM
I’m not planning to throw it in the grass, if that’s what you mean. :D
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Mechanickal on September 09, 2018, 12:33:45 AM
I'm sure you've got more diabolical plans in your head to sacrifice your gear for.

All I'm saying is "don't"

:whistle:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Fast Bill on September 09, 2018, 08:23:05 AM
I'm sure you've got more diabolical plans in your head to sacrifice your gear for.

All I'm saying is "don't"

:whistle:

+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!
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on September 09, 2018, 08:28:27 AM
 :like:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on September 09, 2018, 02:38:02 PM
I'm sure you've got more diabolical plans in your head to sacrifice your gear for.

All I'm saying is "don't"

:whistle:

+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!

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on November 05, 2018, 04:25:03 PM
Modded zebra f -701 with space pen cartridge.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on November 05, 2018, 04:26:23 PM
Sweet!  :like:
How do you like it?
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on November 05, 2018, 04:40:38 PM
Sweet!  :like:
How do you like it?

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.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on November 05, 2018, 08:34:34 PM
This pen is either in my pocket or very close by most days :cheers:

(https://i.imgur.com/ong66kw.jpg)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: GrandpaPatch on November 05, 2018, 10:17:12 PM
Rite In The Rain (RITR) has pens (https://www.riteintherain.com/all-weather-pens) that are also pressurized so that they can write upside down, in the rain on their 'waterproof' paper, or to just be used as an everyday pen. Then I found the IMPROMPTU TACTICAL PEN (https://www.gerbergear.com/Equipment/Pens/Tactical-Pen_31-001880) and it is a tactical pen, with glass breaker that the RITR pen refills will fit into and if you are able it can even be a very effective weapon. This Gerber pen has a pretty hefty price tag on it, but I was thinking "Hey, wow, wouldn't that be neat" and my wife was quick to remind me (I felt scolded) that we already have a glass breaker in our vehicle tool kit and shatter my thoughts of such as glorious pen as easily as the pen would shatter glass.

**We have a lot of morons in Arizona and I'm sure it isn't an isolated problem and you may have the same type of morons in your area. These morons will leave their children in a car, with the windows rolled up, in the 120 degree heat of July and August while they....1) Run into a store 'real quick'. 2) sit in a bar drinking. 3) runs inside a friends house to drop something off (or pick up) 'really quickly'. I is legal (In Arizona, USA. Please check your local laws before attempting this) to break a vehicle window to save a child or animal from the EXTREME TEMPERATURES that the inside of a vehicle can reach in very short (quickly) time.**
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: pfrsantos on November 09, 2018, 08:03:30 PM
Apparently, you can break car windows even more easily with a small piece of porcelain from a spark plug.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhlmKHbPFhU

A little more about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llu-ckEe5cQ
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Poncho65 on January 19, 2019, 12:29:23 AM
Got a new brass Bullet Pen and took a few pics with it and the other 2 I have :cheers: The first is of the new brass pen, it came in a nice box (forgot to get a pic of the box :facepalm: ) and this nice case :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/scC9AyJh.jpg)

Next couple are just some side by side pics with my chrome and black Bullet Pens :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/Ysik24dh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8gQvFjgh.jpg)

I am liking the feel of the brass one and am glad I picked it up :cheers: I really like the quality of all 3 of these pens and have used the chrome one alot :o :D I have used the black one some and hopefully I will use the brass some as well :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Kris Sherman on March 26, 2019, 11:27:53 PM
Interesting! I personally use more of these pencils like these [LINK REMOVED] I think they are comfortable.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 26, 2019, 11:31:14 PM
Hi Kris. Welcome. :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: MadPlumbarian on March 26, 2019, 11:31:42 PM
I got that Staedtler in that link you posted, I’m kinda interested in a bullet pencil myself,
JR
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: lowtech on March 27, 2019, 10:40:57 AM
AFAIK, the Rite in the Rain pens use licensed Fisher SP refills.
In Germany, Diplomat makes and sells licensed Space pens - They have teh same models as Fisher and some own models if I remember correctly.. The series is called SpaceTec.
I am not sure if it is a thing of different age of teh pens, but the Fiher and Diplomat Space pen Bullet threads are different on the 2 pens I have.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on March 27, 2019, 12:01:33 PM
AFAIK, the Rite in the Rain pens use licensed Fisher SP refills.
In Germany, Diplomat makes and sells licensed Space pens - They have teh same models as Fisher and some own models if I remember correctly.. The series is called SpaceTec.
I am not sure if it is a thing of different age of teh pens, but the Fisher and Diplomat Space pen Bullet threads are different on the 2 pens I have.
We need to test this!
Get on it, SPKs! (Space Pen Knights)
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on April 16, 2019, 07:36:41 PM
I'm working on it  ;)

Definitely doesn't match the other two yet

Well, after a year (almost) of daily pocket carry, it’s starting to show some wear. Still works just as great as always. Such a handy little pen  :tu:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: Don Pablo on April 16, 2019, 07:42:48 PM
It's aged well. :dd:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on April 16, 2019, 07:45:58 PM
Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob on April 16, 2019, 08:08:47 PM
It seems odd to extol the virtues of a ball point pen, even if it is a fancy one, but I really do like this one.  The design is so well thought out and executed, it reminds me very much of a SAK.  Particularly the alox ones.

It is small and unobtrusive, so it is easy to carry and always have on you, yet it is large enough (really, full size with the cap posted) to be used as a primary writing instrument, if so desired. It is also inexpensive enough, even if not cheap, that I don’t mind carrying it all the time. That it is made with quality materials helps, too.

I like a lot of the little well thought out design cues: the notch in the o-ring to equalize pressure so the cap doesn’t get stuck on, the slightly fatter butt-end so the cap posts without sliding all the way down, the plastic piece in the tip of the cap to keep the pen’s point from rattling around when closed.  All good stuff.
Title: Re: Fisher Space Pens
Post by: gustophersmob 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.