I found one of these babies laying in the driveway of an abandoned house. It
must have been laying there quite a good time since the outside has quite an
amount of scratches. The inside however works like new. I love this pen, it
holds a special place in my heart right next to my Parker Jotter. It is
utilitarian, never leaks, looks a lot classier, and writes with a lot more
character than a regular ball point. It often surprises folks when I hand it to
them to sign things. It writes very smooth and very wet, no skipping at all. On
that same page, or maybe a different page. (haha) As with any liquid ink pen
that writes wet, you will have to consider paper choice when writing. Thinner
lower quality paper will bleed and feather badly. It will be replaced when it
runs dry. (or I may try to refill it as another user cleverly suggested)
The Fisher Space Pen features awesome minimalist design, with a twist.
It is a very good quality product. This pen is virtually bulletproof as far as
strength goes and is engineered to last a lifetime. Thankfully the esthetics is
also both timeless and classy.
This is the ORIGINAL pressurized ink pen.
It is not a sleeker version of the Power-Tank, but the INSPIRATION for the
Power-Tank. No disrespect is meant to the geniuses at Uni-Mitsubishi, because
they made the Power-Tank an equally great product to the Space Pen. It is just
that these two pens were created to do the same thing, but with a completely
different design intent.
Uni engineered the Power-Tank to be a "better" disposable pen: One that writes
predictably well regardless of the conditions thrust upon it. As most people
know they succeeded, but it is still, as I’ve stated before, a disposable pen.
It looks cheaply made, because in order to capture their design intent IT IS
I’d love to see Uni come out with a more mature facade for the Power-Tank. It
is my workhorse for outdoor engineering work. For a serious meeting however, I
would choose the Fisher Space Pen. Perception is everything. Something as
trivial as so-called “pen ethics” could be the difference between a high
paying contract and failure.
Another smashing hit from the folks at Uni. I work with animals and as such I
come in contact with some pretty adverse conditions. These are my go to pen,
hands down. If you are a law enforcement officer, military, or just have an
unpredictable life these are the pens for you. Writes fine, but not scratchy.
Ink flow is always smooth no matter the temperature or angle. If you tend to
initial sign off sheets hanging vertically this pen will never let you down. Try
the high grade if you require a classier look.