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Fisher Bullet Space Pen (2-Pack)

Fisher Bullet Space Pen (2-Pack)

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I just got my space pens in the mail... I thought these came with pocket clips.
What a fraud!!! Who, exactly, is this 3-1/2 pen designed for? The Munchkins? No metal, ribbed barrel as shown in the pick. No pocket clip as stated in the drop. It doesn't even write on the box it came in!! This a flagrant misrep and we all should be refunded. Bah. Robert
MD, please make the next drop possible to purchase additional refills and clips together with pens.
Cool! And only nine dollars more than on Fisher's website! 9_9
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HZMD
Err, this is a 2-pack deal....
blibster
Yipe...! So it is. Is that why they say it's important to pay attention before you open your yap? >.<
Anyone know if these pens' pieces, that is, the portion that holds the refill, not the cap, just friction fit push together or do the two pieces screw together? Thanks in advance
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No problem bud, I was answering Swymors question " I was asking about how the two pieces of the body of the pen are held together" in which he was referring to the body and not the cap. Just trying to keep everyone well informed.
Pretty definitive if ya ask me. Assuming of course they are all manufactured to the same standard. Thanks, really appreciated.
I have one chrome and one matte black (didn't get them on a drop) and while the chrome has held up for years, there are multiple dents in the black one just from being in my pocket with some keys... somehow. It still works great, it just doesn't look as nice anymore.
Will the pens arrive in their original boxes or some other packaging?
I know it isn't exactly the same, but I did the Zebra F-701 mod using an F-402 and a Fisher PR4. And I have to say, I really am coming to learn that I like fine point pens. I like that you can write with this at an angle almost parallel to the paper, but it just feels much too large and clumsy for me.
Lefibonacci
I hadn't heard of that and now I need to go out to get more 402s. Love the 701 like it was my firstborn child.
Addendum: I literally just did the 701 conversion and it's wonderful. The weight difference from all the metal is noticable and the pen feels substantial in the hand. Definitely recommend it over the actual Bullet pens for EDC. The clips on the 701s are possibly the best I've ever had.
For anyone interested: the 701 runs normally about $8USD, the refills and 2-pack of 402s run about $6 each. So overall price is about MSRP for the Bullet and is definitely better for some use cases.
I have two of these chrome pens from 1988. They still work and look great! They have some pocket wear, but still look almost new. I paid $20 each back in 1988 on a school field trip. I love these pens. I’ve only gone through at most, 10 refill cartridges between both of them. Not joining this drop, just saying how great these pens are. They will last forever. And they have a cool factor. People are always asking to have a closer look at mine. They’re usually amazed when I tell them how long I’ve had it.
When I can choose between the matte black or chrome for the second pen and not the more expensive ones I will gladly join the "drop"
why not just use a pencil?
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Pens were used as well. There were, and still are, concerns of pencil shavings and bits of graphite floating around zero gravity.
PStone
Precisely. Especially since graphite could create shortcuts in electrical systems. That whole "the Americans spent $12b, the Russians used a pencil" story is made-up nonsense, aimed at making the US govt look squanderous.
More reading here - https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-write-stuff/
These Fisher's are metal, 'attractive', and famous. I've never tried one myself, but if you're looking for purely space pen functionality in a less expensive pen that you can loose and not fret over, then may I suggest the Uni-ball PowerTank Retractable Ballpoint Pen. These are widely available in blue, black, or red and in fine and bold point. They can be easily found for less than $2 bucks a piece in a 12 pack. Refills are also widely available but generally the refills cost as much or more then a whole new pen (ymmv).
International shipping rate is killing this drop for me. Maybe next time...
Does the refill fit into other pens? I would *LOVE* black FINE ink. I see that Amazon carries the pens and the refills.
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brenda52411
I don’t know about the standard but I’ve bought the refills by themselves and put them into various pens. When you buy the refill packet (like from staples)it comes with an adapter for Parker style pens
lshriver
Sorry for using a bag of salt to take these photos, but without any doubt in my mind at all, the Zebra F-701 is a good option under $7.00 (sometimes very well below that price) for what you're looking for. I currently, as seen below, have a Fisher PR4 inside of a Zebra F-701 with the plastic parts removed and replaced with brass from the Zebra F-402.
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I don't know why the bullet is described as the space pen. The AG-7 is the real fisher space pen that went to orbit. The bullet is just a simple pocket pen that uses the pressurized cartridge. If you want the heritage, get the ag-7.
Honeybadgers
Because the pen body isn't the part that makes it a space pen, it's the pressurized cartridge.
I wish these would have more color options when they come out.
numonix
I wish we could get FINE, rather than just MEDIUM...
Why do a lot of pens coming out now not have pocket clips. I've seen some sublime pens for work but then realised they have no clip.
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Nugent91
Accessory clip is a must-have on these, cheap and works well.With the clip I can find my write-anything pen in the backpack in seconds else would be scrabbling around on the bottom.
aeberbach
Thankfully massdrop had the WE titanium pens drop there so I bought 2. They look great and come with a clip 😝
Writes upside down - perfect for writing in bed
Great pens. The actual quality of the ink on the paper isn't really the reason to buy these, but the dependability and versatility is unmatched. Matte black is my favorite, but I like the grip on the chrome.
Was thinking of buying some of these as gifts. Does anyone know if I was to let them sit around for like 9 months if the ink would be ok?
ashiraki
I have one that is 20 years old and the ink still works perfectly. So 9 months should be no problem.
ashiraki
i got several on the last drop. they are AWESOME. smooth as a baby s butt.
No 400CZN Copper Zirconium Nitride? Never? Never ever?
they sell from $15 to $18 on Amazon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ruggles
I've had a bad experience purchasing from amazon. There's been two times where i get sent used or fake pens.
Fatbobby1
If I have issues with something I purchase from Amazon, I return it. Are you a Prime member? I have had times when I ended up with an impossible seller, that was selling items as Prime items. Although I got free shipping to me, the cost to return an item was more than the item was worth. In those times, when trying to deal with an impossible seller, I contact Amazon and tell them that I am trying to return a defective item, and that it's going to cost me "$X" to return their broken item back to the seller. Amazon has always stood behind me and given me my money back, from Amazon, not the seller. I do buy a lot of things from Amazon, though, and don't return much.
The Russians used a pencil so their cosmonauts could write in space.
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BaccaBossMC
False
BaccaBossMC
And graphite was terrible, it could break and send conductive material into the cabin. America used them too. But fisher invented the space pen using his own money and sold pens to Americans. Russians switched to grease markers and eventually... The Russians bought fisher space pens too.
Any chance of blue ink as an option?
aticodejon
You can get a the PR1 or PR1F refill if you need blue ink. And since these come as two you could have one blue and one black.
Massdrop, how about adding refills to the drop?
3 out of 4 cartridges have leaked, still a sexy pen
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Yeah I bought a Space Pen years ago and despite owning several different cartridges, it's simply one of the worst writing pens on the market. Line smoothness and consistency is atrocious and varies wildly depending on the rotation of the cartridge and the direction it's moving.
smudge
for future ref, the ball end leaked and these refills are super expensive but thats because theres few shops that stock the "Space Pen" here. (unless you find a clearance sale dumping that line for $2 eash, lol) Fisher for life. Yeh I do have Parker but Cross ink seems to go goopy. I found a Parker that was my mothers and hadn't written in 35 years, instantly started writing which puts it at the top in my list.
The PR refill looks a lot like a Parker, is it possible to fit a Parker Gel refill in this pen? (yes, I realize it kinda defeats the purpose) I have an older space pen with the U style and hate the way the ink flows (feels like a Bic) but have always loved how small it is when not in use.
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Cut down a slightly used Pilot Acroball refill and never turn back. You can also look for better (non)pressurized options like Schmidt Megaline or Schmidt EasyFlow. They make them in both, the Parker and also the Fisher Space Pen sizes/shapes. Until you go on a space trip, these will perform way way way better.
Can you use the #PR1 refill in other pens? Would that work, for people who want to write upside down, etc?
Are these shipped with clips?
PensAndMech
I ordered these in chrome and matte black on the last drop (for $29.99...), and they did not come with clips.
Lynn06
Well, that's a pity..., thanks for the info!
I heard the Russians just used a pencil.
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Kahless
Grease pencils may have been used, but no one, EVER used a pencil. That would really, really bad. Graphite is a conductor, and stuff just floats around until it gets trapped in a filter, or finds something to short out (at which point, it floats in smaller pieces). And these were developed privately, no government paid for their development, though many have been customers.
I have a clicky type one with a pocket clip, and a rite-in-rain notebook. These are great for everything my fountain pens are not great for.
Do you ship to the UK?