Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CRKT TAO Tactical Pen Review

CRKT TAO Tactical Pen Review

There are many times where one cannot carry a firearm, such as a church or in government facilities. If you fly these days, you cannot carry a knife either like we could in the past. So beyond carrying some knitting needles and a pair of scissors with blades under 4”, but being a frequent traveler, hassles usually ensue with scissors and knitting needles in the backpack of middle aged white guy. This is where the concept of a tactical pen makes sense as a defensive impact tool option. CRKT’s new TAO Tactical Pen not only delivers high quality, convenient ink delivery for writing checks and signing receipts, but also can deliver defensive striking abilities that is quick to deploy.

CRKT - Columbia River Knife and Tool was founded in 1994 by Rod Bremer in Oregon. By working in unison with the top knife designers around the world, CRKT delivers a broad line of innovative custom knife designs in affordable production knives and tools.  The result is that the hottest custom designs are available to the consumer for daily use at affordable prices. 

The TAO is a simple but elegant device designed by Allen Elishewitz. The pen features 6061 billet aluminum construction, a variety of hard anodized finishes, a Fisher Space Pen cartridge insert, and spring steel pocket clip. As with all Elishewitz designs, the TAO has a classy style which delivers a high end look with enough striking points to get the job done as a defensive tool.

The CRKT TAO rides well in the pocket. Whether capped or closed, the pen screws together to deliver a rugged fixed striking object on the tip or crown. Although I have not been attacked lately in my travels, I have signed hundreds of receipts and the pen has performed well and received loads of compliments as well. 

The CRKT TAO is another tool which anyone can use to strike pressure points which delivers a significant advantage over bare hands in a fight. Beyond the tactical side of this pen, I should add that I am a pen lover… I have dozens of top end pens, fountain pens, and pencils and this pen has been a pleasure to own and show off. Even if you are not into the tactical aspects of the pen, this is a stunning pen to own and even includes a beautifully made zippered case to go with it.

Open Overall Length 5.75 inches
Weight 1.7 ounces
6061 Aluminum
MSRP $69.99

CRKT - http://www.crkt.com/


Unknown said...

It's too expensive for normal users.

Unknown said...

It's too expensive for normal users

71flh said...

I disagree that it is too expensive, I have several pens that cost much more. As with anything, you get what you pay for. I can use a Bic pen to write with, but I will not have the same comfort level if I need to defend myself with it.

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