Ask any person to empty their pockets and you’ll likely find a slew of worthy EDC gear — like a wallet, a folding knife fo some sort, and perhaps a pocket tool — and, of course, some form of writing accoutrement. Despite the rise of technology — most notably smartphones — an EDC pen still remains one of the most versatile staples in an EDC kit, and for good reason. It won’t fail you when you need it most.
Whether it’s jotting down a phone number or performing limited self defense duties, you definitely need an EDC pen in your pocket. Start here with one of our 7 favorite.
Karas Kustoms The Bolt Pen – $55+
Fisher Space Bullet Pen – $20
PicoPen – $19
Grafton EDC Pen – $35
Tactical Turn Damascus Steel Glider Pen – $299
Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen – 65
Tanner Goods Memori Pen – $80