|Manufacturer||Fisher Space Pen|
|Product Dimensions||9.53 x 0.81 x 0.81 cm; 28.35 Grams|
|Item Model Number||400|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Number of Items||1|
|Tip Type||Tungsten Carbide Ball|
|Manufacturer Part Number||400|
|Item Weight||28.4 g|
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Fisher Space Pen, Chrome Bullet Space Pen - Gift Boxed
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.5 x 0.8 x 0.8 centimetres|
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- Writes at any angle, even in Zero Gravity. Simply the most versatile pen ever made.
- Writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F
- All Brass and steel construction
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This gorgeous Fisher space pen chrome bullet space pen has the finest details and highest quality you will find anywhere! Fisher space pen chrome bullet space pen is truly remarkable. Product details: • condition: brand new • item SKU: ss-sms-9004512 • information: chrome bullet space pen. When closed, the bullet space pen is the perfect size to carry in your wallet, pocket, purse, car glove box, organizer or toolbox. When open it's a full sized, evenly balanced writing instrument. The original bullet space pen was conceived in July of 1948. Paul Fisher was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. It became our first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 bullet pen, and arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now all brass with a chrome finish.
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Fisher Pressurized Cartridge
Made in the USA with US and Globally Sourced Packaging and Materials!
When it comes to pens, if you’re anything like us you can’t settle with just any old plastic ballpoint. You expect and deserve more from your pens - much more. Our 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Boulder City, Nevada, where our products are both hand and machine tested, so you can write confidently with the knowledge that your Fisher Space Pen will never let you down!
The Fisher Bullet Pen
The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948 by Paul Fisher, who was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. This became our first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, and arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now composed of all brass with a chrome finish. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen continues to be our most popular pen.
- Writes in extreme temperatures from -30 F to +250 F
- Writes underwater and over wet surfaces.
- Writes at any angle- even upside down.
- Each Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime promise against all manufacturing defects
- Cited as an outstanding example of industrial art, the classic design of the Fisher Bullet Pen has been exhibited for years in the New York Museum of Modern Art.
- The Bullet's timeless styling has been the topic of many art books and magazine articles.
Facts and History of the Space Pens:
The story of the Space Pen really begins with its inventor, Paul C. Fisher. Before he took to making pens, Paul worked in an airplane propeller factory during World War II. It was there that he gained valuable experience with ball bearings, knowledge that would come in handy down the road for creating ballpoints. He later went on to invent the 'universal refill' ink cartridge, which in turn led him to create the first 'Anti-Gravity' pen, patented in 1966. Although it is a popular misconception that NASA invested millions of dollars developing an anti-gravity writing instrument, the fact of the matter is that Paul had been working on the design for years and had invested roughly $1 million dollars into the pens development . Truth be told, in the beginning Fisher didn’t even set out to create a pen specifically for the astronauts; he was simply looking to make a great pen that worked without leaking. In the end he had developed what he considered to be the perfect pen – a pen with ink that would not be exposed to air, rely on gravity, leak or dry up, and that wrote underwater and in extreme temperatures. His breakthrough happened to be perfectly timed with the space race and he offered the pens to NASA for consideration. Two years of testing later and the Space Pen was approved to accompany the Apollo 7 astronauts into space. Despite the old joke that the Russians solved their anti-gravity writing problem by using pencils, Russian cosmonauts actually began to carry Fisher Space Pens on their missions as well, at about the same time that NASA did.
Fishers Pressurized Cartridges:
The secret behind the unique capabilities of our pens lies in the ink cartridge itself. Our refills are hermetically sealed, pressurized with nitrogen gas, and feature a tungsten carbide ballpoint tip - the same extra hard metal that is used to make armor-piercing ammunition. No longer relying on gravity to write, our pens are able to function at any angle, even upside down! In order to prevent leaks from the gas pressure, our ink has to be thick, thixotropic to be exact. Fisher ink is actually more of a gel than a liquid when it is at rest, with a consistency similar to that of toothpaste. It is only when pressure is applied to the ballpoint that the ink will take on the spreadable properties of a liquid, while still retaining the stickiness needed to adhere to nearly any material.
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Firstly, the history by itself is enough to make these pens a little special. Anything associated with the space program is as cool as space (10 degrees Kelvin). The fact that it will write on most things a standard ball-point pen would struggle with is its USP. I believe it would even be able to scribe a tiny illegible signature on that terrible ink-repelling strip on the back of a credit card. It will write upside-down, underwater and obviously in space. Keeping within the spirit of a truthful review, I haven't tested the latter. -but I live each day with the hope that the phone will ring and someone says "We've got a spare ticket on a rocket, have you got your own pen?"
Next there is the design and it's here I think this particular pen really shines. When closed up the smooth curves describe an aesthetically pleasing shape. Small. About the size of the palm on an average human hand. Alien hands may find this very small or very big. Any aliens reading this review are politely directed towards your own planet's Amazon. The pen fits nicely into any pocket you care to try. It is unobtrusive and light.
The pen, once configured for writing, becomes a comfortable full-size pen. There are grooves along the shaft to aid finger grip and it manages this very well. It writes, as mentioned on most surfaces, including faces. As my colleague at work will attest. I find a surprise shout of "SPACE PEN!" and a little scribble on the forehead is as good a test as any. He may disagree, but he hasn't said anything to management yet, so I think we're OK.
The ink flows very well as the cartridge is pressurised with nitrogen. Gone are the days of furiously scribbling on a sacrificial piece of paper trying to get a pen jump-started. It just works every time.
I would recommend this pen for anyone who is hoping to get into space someday, needs to sign the back of a credit card, has an understanding and forgiving colleague or ever has to write stuff on things.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2018
I would love to give it 5 stars but unfortunately the polished finish does show signs of due to the lid rubbing against it leaving a slight ring scuff. That said i highly recommend this pen to anyone.
This pen is short enough not to get the leverage to bend but only needs light pressure.. Wipes clean(warning do not grease the o ring or the lid will!! Fall off) replaceable cartridges and robust threads..
This is now my faithful companion in a case with an olight s2r Barton 2,victronix mini knife sharpener, leatherman bit set, and a leatherman signal(with blade lock removed to be legal carry..)