Pros: Durability, Refill Quality, Materials, Overall Quality
The K.I.D.'s function as a pen is exceptional - it came with a high quality Schmidt f900 cartridge that writes flawlessly. The pen's small size and 'fatness' give a whole different feel to writing - I have found that my penmanship actually improved with this pen.I find myself doodling with it for no good reason simply because it is such a joy to write with. The pen is ruggedly overbuilt as few things today are - the 'bolt action' retractor has such a solid feel to it , there is no mistaking the quality here.Most pens fail at the clip - again the solidity we see here makes me confident I will never break this clip. The initial interest however was as a 'tactical' [ I've come to hate that word ] pen. First and foremost it doesn't look like a 'weapon' like so many other such products. I use it at work and not one person has even noticed it. Better still , it's small size allows for it to completely hidden in the hand - an advantage in a dangerous situation. At my work I sometimes deal with folks that are hostile and exhibit unstable behavior. Given that we have no security present - it is a great comfort to me having this pen readily handy should I ever be assaulted on the job. I pray I will never have need of it - but I'm confident I could use it make someone cry 'uncle'. I'm so pleased with this pen I ordered another in carbon fiber for my sister - she too often deals with angry clients and I'd like her to have this little gem in her pocket as well. Let me finish by saying that should I ever lose this pen - the first thing I'll do when I get home is order another !