Fisher Chrome/TiNi Infinium Space Pensearch

Fisher Chrome/TiNi Infinium Space Pen

Fisher Chrome/TiNi Infinium Space Pen

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The Astronaut-Tested Pen That Writes for Life

Created for astronauts in 1965, the Fisher Space Pen is one of the most recognizable pens of the 20th century, writing three times longer than the ordinary ballpoint. The Infinium Space Pen takes it up a notch with even longer-lasting ink—in fact, the average user won’t run out in their lifetime. Capable of writing in a wide range of temperatures (-30 to 250°F), underwater, at any angle, and even upside down, the pen’s tip consists of an ultra-hard tungsten carbide ball encased in a precision steel socket. Leak-free and always operable, it’s filled with thixotropic ink, which is hermetically sealed in a pressurized reservoir. With an easy-to-remove cap and dependable performance, it’s no wonder the Infinium Space Pen is the writing utensil of choice for astronauts, the armed forces, and anyone else who needs a pen they can count on.

Note: This drop’s base price is for the chrome pen with black or blue ink. For an additional $30, you can opt for the titanium-nitride pen with black or blue ink and your choice of finish color: black, black/chrome, gold, or gold/chrome.

Fisher Chrome/TiNi Infinium Space Pen
Fisher Chrome/TiNi Infinium Space Pen
Fisher Chrome/TiNi Infinium Space Pen

Specs

  • Fisher
  • Chrome or titanium-nitride finish
  • Cap slides on and off
  • Clip is permanently attached
  • Medium point
  • Black or blue ink
  • Guaranteed to write for a lifetime
  • Length, open: 5.5 in (14 cm)
  • Length, closed: 4.25 in (10.8 cm)

Included

  • Gift box

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is July 27, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

I realize that ya might've wanted a possible answer or at least wondered about the cost almost a year ago, so folks have left ya hanging for a spell, yet I thought I'd find a way to maybe possibly explain and/or justify the cost difference. Since this drop's inactive, I forget the price which the base model Infiniums went for here, but I figure I can recalculate it from what I wrote before... Since I know I paid $74 for my Magnum Bullet Spacepen/Millennium back in '98, plus $7 shipping, for a total of $81, and previously said - https://www.massdrop.com/buy/fisher-infinium-space-pen/talk/1790961 - I paid over $9 less than the lowest drop here, then I suppose the base model Infinium drop was over $90 here? So the "original product" you were referring to was possibly a $15 original chrome bullet space pen? Aside - I think that, if you can find an original for that price, then you're doin' well (though I do remember them for around $18 at a Staples or Office Depot at one time...)! :D Anyway, I decided to attempt to figure out the ink amounts or, at least, the difference in the ink capacity, between the medium point PR1 pressurized space pen ink cartridge - https://www.spacepen.com/blueinkmediumpointspacepenpressurizedrefill.aspx - and the Infinium, where I'm using the write-out distance of over 30 miles (referenced from an old cache of a webpage for the Millennium - https://www.massdrop.com/buy/fisher-infinium-space-pen/talk/1790989) or the lower value of 37 miles from a range of write-outs (from an email about the linear write-out of the Millennium, which would be comparable - https://www.massdrop.com/buy/fisher-infinium-space-pen/talk/1790186). The PR1 can lay down a line for 15,000 feet. The Infinium is essentially a larger ink refill with a cap and clip, and using the specific value of 37 miles, that converts to 37 miles times 5,280 feet/mile, or 195,360 feet. If one were to divide the number of feet of ink which the Infinium could write by the distance the PR1 could write, then that's 13+ times more or farther. If you just used 30 miles for the Infinium's write-out, that's 158,400 feet, or 10.5+ times longer than what the PR1 refill can do. Sooo... If you were to compare the price (from Fisher Space Pen's site) of the PR1 refill ($6.50) with the price at their site of the Infinium ($120), then you'd get roughly the same order of magnitude, where $120/$6.50 is about 18.5 times more, or possibly on the high side. However, if you were comparing the price of an original $15 bullet space pen with a $90 Infinium space pen, then, while you would be paying 6 times more, you'd be getting an ink supply that's 10 to 13 times more, and possibly, by lookin' at it that way, $90's a better price than, say, paying strictly for the equivalent capacity of ink (though, with less metal than 13 ink refills), which is $15x13=$195. Even if you were paying for a chrome bullet space pen ($26) from the Fisher site - https://www.spacepen.com/chromebullet.aspx - and decide that the price of the Infinium should only be just 10 times more (for 10 times the ink capacity), then the Infinium should be $26x10=$260. Whoa. One thing left out of the cost comparison is not taking into account the wholesale costs; just making comparisons with values I know. Long story longer? Paying 6 times more seems like a good deal. As always, ymmv. :) Again, just my pair o' Zinc Linc's, which won't even get ya an ounce of unleaded gasoline.

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