A Pen Mightier than the Sword?

In the 1960s, American inventor and politician Paul C Fisher invented the original Space Pen. Designed to work flawlessly in zero gravity and under the strenuous conditions of space travel, the Space Pen was the first pen approved by NASA to be used in space. The Space Pen is now used on all manned space flights.

The Fisher Space Pen is a ballpoint pen that will write upside down, underwater, on top of grease, and in extreme cold and hot temperatures. It has an estimated shelf life of 100 years. The pen is guaranteed for life – your life, retard, not the pen’s life – and is often sold as the only pen in the world that doesn’t need a refill.

Fisher has gone on to come up with many other variations of their iconic pen.

The .375 Bullet Space Pen is one such example.

It is no tchotchke. It works.

The rugged Fisher .375 Bullet Space Pen is built to look like a .375 caliber rifle round. In fact, the cap is actually made from an authentic H & H .375 magnum rifle shell. When opened, the pen fits back into the cap, giving the user a balanced and sturdy writing instrument.

The ink cartridge used within all Fisher pens, including the .375 Bullet Space Pen, was designed for use in the zero gravity environment of space. The pressurized ink cartridge allows the pen to write at any angle, underwater, and even upside down. The specialized thixotropic ink writes three times longer than standard ink, in extreme temperatures, and even on top of grease, butter – yes, butter – and oil.

Cited as an outstanding example of industrial art, the classic design of the Fisher .375 Bullet Space Pen has been exhibited for years in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

The Bullet’s timeless styling has been the topic of many art books and magazine articles. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Fisher Bullet continues to be Fisher’s most popular pen.

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