Pros: Durability, Refill Quality, Materials, Overall Quality
A Beautiful and Practical Tool
I like this pen for a couple of reasons. First, with an active lifestyle I need my pocket tools to be durable. This pen is extremely well made and will last forever under field conditions. Second, as a martial artist I understand and appreciate how a "pocket stick/kobuton" can be a meaningful self-defense tool. Tactical pens, as a secondary use, can be used that way in an emergency. The Benchmade pen is ideal for its purpose. The Damasteel is low profile (it looks gray from a distance), but beautiful (close up). As a pen it is a pleasure to use. I hope never to use it as a self defense tool, but I am confident that it would hold up to that use as well.