Pens, Notebooks, and Bags

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  1. Seahunter

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    How about the pens we carry? One company I have been buying from lately is Karas Kustoms . They are a US company in Mesa, Arizona. They have several pen options, and continue to expand their line.

    They have a pen specifically designed for EDC called their Karas Kustoms EDK Pen . I'll let you read all about it at their site, and then let us know what you think!

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    Karas' The Cube- Notebook is a really cool item too. It is a solid, heavy chunk of aluminum designed to hold three pens and two or three small notebooks. It sits solidly on your desk and stays put if bumped.

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    nice pens, my everyday carry / truck notebooks are just plain 6x9 note books and just plain regular pens. only use they see is when on the range and im working field of fire or distances out....may be time to make an upgrade....lol
     
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    For those not familiar with RainWriter.com , they have some spectacular products. Their claim to fame is their paper which can be written on in all types of wet environments and does not degrade. This, combined with the pressurized refills, make writing in the elements possible for construction workers, first responders, etc. I first came to use this type of paper with SCUBA diving log books back in the 1980's. You can write on it with pen or pencil and it does not smear, even underwater.

    Rite in the Rain has some great EDC and tactical kits, as well as some great recreation-themed notebooks as well. Check them out, they are durable and reliable EDC gear.

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    I didn't even know such a thing was possible! Interesting product. Is it pricey, Sea?
     
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    Their pocket-size journals start at under $5.00 which is pretty decent for what they can do. For the complete tactical field planner above, you're looking at about $150.00.
     
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    I learned long ago I go through far too many pens to buy/carry a really nice one. I use uni-ball Rollerball 0.5mm Micro Point pens, they go for about $1 each when you buy them by the dozen. I buy a box of twelve about once a year.

    In my desk I still have the Pentel 0.5mm mechanical pencil I bought when I started engineering school back in the 70s, although I honestly can't remember the last time I used it.
     
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    Yeah, those Uni-balls are great pens. I like the fine/extra fine points myself too. Whenever I get a new Fisher pen, the first thing I do is swap out the cartridge for a fine point.
     
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    It's amazing how accustomed we get to such things. Once Mrs Duke bought me a box of the 0 .7mm uni-ball pens by mistake, it felt like I was writing with a baseball bat.

    Speaking of Fisher pens, Armstrong told us the story in class of how millions were spent to develop the Space Pen that would write in zero gravity. The Russians simply used a No 2 pencil.
     
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    LOL, yes, I know what you mean with the "huge" nib size! I did some drafting before too, so I really like the preciseness of the finer points too.

    You had Armstrong as a teacher?!
     
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    Yes, thought I had mentioned that previously. Armstrong taught flight testing and a few other classes in the Aerospace Engineering Dept at the University of Cincinnati for several years. I had him for three different classes. Good professor, tough but fair.
     
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