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Columbia River TPENAKS Elishewitz Tao Tactical Pen, Black with Bright Grooves

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Part Number: CRTPENAKS
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CRTPENAKS: TPENAK Tao Pen | Designed by Allen Elishewitz
CRKT
 
Award-winning knife designer Allen Elishewitz has lived in the Far East and has practiced martial arts over the past 30 years, including Okinawan Te, Thai Boxing, Northern Shaolin and Kali. This training, along with his experience as a Recon Marine, gave Allen the perfect background to design these defensive writing instruments, CRKT Tao Pens. 

In Chinese philosophy, Tao means "the way," the fundamental or true nature of the world. And appropriately, these pens reflect the current state of today's world, in which a sudden, unforeseen physical attack can come at any time. 

Allen notes, "These pen designs are evolutions of the custom tactical pens I have offered successfully for many years. However, they are very different from the other aggressive-looking pens and kubotans on the market, that is, they do not look threatening, but are useful high-tech writing instruments with a stylish and futuristic design. If the user is threatened or attacked, the pens can be used at three levels of defensive force, depending on the type of threat. 

"At the lowest level of engagement, the impact crown on the cap can be used to strike the assailant on the head or hands by raking or thrusting. This provides notice of self defense, and may deter the attacker with minimal injury to him. 

"At the second level, the more pointed butt of the pen may be used to thrust or provide a disabling pressure point behind the ears, at the armpit or throat. 

"At the third level, if the attack persists, the pen point may be thrust for penetration in soft tissues of the throat, chest or abdomen with potentially lethal results if the assailant does not break off the attack." 

The pens are made of 6061 aluminum, precision-machined and hard anodized. The heavy cap is threaded so that it will not pull off in use, and castellated for greater impact. The flutes and grooves on the pen, combined with the pewter-toned stainless steel pocket clip, provide a secure grip.

CRKT Tao Pens are functional writing instruments which use the Fisher Space Pen ball point cartridge, a pressurized design developed for NASA. It has a tungsten carbide ball point and thixotropic ink which will write in freezing cold, boiling heat, underwater and at any angle—even upside down. 

When you can't take a knife or handgun, you can rely on the Tao.
Specifications
  • Open Overall Length: 5.75"
  • Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Weight: 1.7 oz.
  • Includes an olive drab color nylon fabric, zippered case with foam insert
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023001563

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Wdm
Houston, Tx
Aug 20, 2015
Pros: Durability, Refill Quality, Materials, Overall Quality
Cons: None
CRKT tactical pen
This is my second CRKT tactical pen - looks and performs great for office and field work.
5 out of 5
Trent
Junction, TX
Aug 11, 2015
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Pen
The pen is a very good writing instrument, and functional in every day office work. It is very sturdy, and built well. I like that the cap is screwed together with the body. I'm quite certain it will hold up in any situation.
5 out of 5
Gregg K
Global
Aug 30, 2013
Pros: Materials, Durability, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Value ... excellent pen with benefits ...
I bought this as a gift to a close friend whom served in the SPC forces in Iraq ... he saw mine while we were traveling in China together ... I explained the "tactical aspect ... how I have practiced to possible use if needed ... especially since we can no longer take a knife onto planes ... he loved it ... so I ordered for him ... he also is now a big fan ... if you have tactical H2H training ... this will be a natural extension with hard debilitating delivery ... if you do not ... it is still a great pen ...
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