By Jonathan Gallegos
on 3.22.12
Photo by Smith & Wesson

It’s easy to think that all pens are the same, until you come across Smith & Wesson’s Tactical Pen with Fire Striker ($40). This discreet weapon of “math” destruction uses common replaceable Parker or Houser ball point ink cartridges for civilized affairs. Should disaster strike, though, the 6.1″ 6061 hard anodize aluminum casing can serve as a potentially lethal weapon in the right hands — think Joe Pesci. You’ll probably have better success standing your ground against wilder foes using the integrated fire starter to make torches. If your Liam Neeson impersonation doesn’t work out as planned, at least you won’t need to search for a pen to scrawl your will on a nearby stump.

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