Pros: Durability, Materials, Refill Quality
Cons: Overall Quality, None
Great Pen, Poor Pocket Clip
This is the second Benchmade pen I've purchased from this series. Overall, it's a great product. It's substantial in the hand, not unlike a fine fountain pen, but this one can travel the world with you, serving double duty. Thanks to the "space pen" inserts, it writes quite nicely. Clipped in the pen loop of a writing notebook, always with the writing end exposed and the other working end tucked discreetly up inside the cap, I've never had the pen questioned when passing through airport security. If you can manage not to lose this pen, it'll last for your lifetime. The only Con, and it's a serious one, is that the pocket clip is poorly executed (or maybe I received a bad one)...there's so much clearance between the clip and the pen cap that this particular pen has fallen out of my rear pocket twice when I was retrieving my wallet. It has also fallen out of my notebook into the dark recesses of my carry-on bag. That's frustrating, but not insurmountable.