What makes a good pen? Here’s a quick test: if the name and address of a car dealership, dry cleaning business, or credit union appears on the barrel, it is not a good pen. If it’s made from solid brass, with refillable ink, and comes with bolt-action deployment, you’re probably dealing with quality. Inventery is a Los Angeles-based “house of invention” that specializes in producing fine writing tools machined from raw metal stock — that is to say: they make good pens.
Their bolt action pen checks all the aforementioned boxes — solid brass, satisfyingly high-speed bolt-action, G2 refillable ink — plus it’s got a removable pocket clip, weighs two ounces and comes in a black oxide finish. Leave that freebie pen in the pen jar where it belongs and carry this instead. – $80
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