Pros: Durability, Refill Quality, Materials, Overall Quality
Beautifully-constructed, very heavy
Had hoped to substitute this pen for my everyday pen in my breast pocket. I wanted the edge that a tactical pen would provide. However, I typically wear dress shirts without a sport coat or suit, and the pen was so heavy that it pulled down noticeably on my shirt pocket. Also, the pen is very heavy for lengthy writing assignments. It would be fine in heavier work uniforms, pants pockets, or in the inside breast pocket of a suit, particularly if you used the pen occasionally and/or for short periods. I also tried the titanium model, and even though it's half the weight of the stainless, it still presents the same disadvantages for my specific use. Both models are beautifully made, and the pen caps click nicely into place when either writing or carrying. The space-pen refills write more smoothly than any other ball point (including Cross), and they last a very long time. I already have a space pen and am pleased with it. Taking into account the aforementioned concerns, I recommend the Benchmade tactical pen.