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72.44 on sears.com and free shipping.
Definitely just a gimmick advantage over a regular Fisher Space Pen for many users, but a pretty crazy one at that! Does it come with a guarantee to supply a replacement for free if you manage to run out of ink within 50y or something?
nameless
Well, here's the spacepen site's info about the lifetime guarantee for Repair or Replacement: http://www.spacepen.com/return-policy.aspx

I've used the service twice and paying for the shipping is the one part you have to cover, fwiw. So, for this instance - I'm not sure if the vendor is Fisher or some distributor, however, when you want to get some issue taken care of, you'd contact Fisher and let them know the details, and they should say that it's covered. It's been a no-questions-asked policy as far as my experiences have been. I tell 'em the reasons why there's an issue though, just for kicks.

And the text of that page:
"

REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

At Fisher Space Pen Co. we stand behind our products and our pens are guaranteed against all manufacturing defects.

If your Fisher Space Pen or your Fisher Space Pen Cartridge malfunctions, please send your item and all of the parts to us for repair or replacement via USPS 1st Class Mail. (Please be advised that USPS postal equipment tears an ordinary envelope and unprotected items are lost).
Upon receipt, your Fisher Space Pen product will be thoroughly inspected by our Quality Control Department to determine the cause of the malfunction and your repair or replacement will ship via standard shipping within three weeks at no cost to you.  (During the holiday season from Thanksgiving through the New Year, this time period may be extended to four weeks from date of receipt)

We cannot be responsible for an item that is lost or damaged due to inadequate packaging and recommend that you insure your shipment in case of loss in transit.

To return your item, please follow the instructions below:

1. Securely package the item in a small box
2. Include your Order Number (if you have one), Name, Mailing Address,Telephone Number and Email Address  3. Send to: 

Attention: Consumer Services Fisher Space Pen Co. 711 Yucca Street Boulder City NV 89005

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email our Consumer Service department at weborders@spacepen.com or call 702-293-3011 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

At Fisher Space Pen Co. we seek to continually improve our products. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the issue with your Fisher Space Pen product."
Just to be clear, the $150 MSRP listed is for the TiNi model which costs extra on the drop, so it should be $89/$120 MSRP or $119/$150 MSRP.

Also, although the lifetime claim is a bit iffy depending on how much you write, Fisher's lifetime *guarantee* is pretty serious. We had a very, very old Bullet (about 30 years old) and it got beaten up and left in a damp environment uncapped, so it corroded a bit. I contacted Fisher and asked about purchasing a replacement part to get it in working order. Despite explaining that this was most certainly not *normal* wear and tear, they shipped us a brand-new pen after we sent it in. This is a company that stands behind their products.
justinmrkva
My dad gave me a normal blue one like 20 years ago. Still writes and I haven't changed out the pen. Case is still solid too actually. :) Best pen ever.
Are these still brass coated with Chrome or TiNi like the standard space pens are?

Wish they would just make a 100% copper or 100% titanium.
anonomous
I would imagine that they're still made with a shell of brass, and then either a chrome finish or the color of TiNi (or combo of TiNi and chrome) which you select is the coating.
Soooo, mentioned earlier that the Infinium was pretty much just a newer-named version of the Magnum Bullet/Millennium/2010/Mars spacepens, but I rediscovered (an old email with) another response from Fisher, when I had asked them about it - apparently they did have an interesting difference initially:

"For the most part yes – There was a brief period of time several years back where we changed how these pens were made from having their barrels filled with ink & pressurized to instead having a large ink refill cartridge inside that was non-removable by the end user, however that change only lasted a couple of years and we have since switched back to filling the barrels themselves and pressurizing the entire pen. The primary differences between the former Mars/Milleniums and the current Infiniums is that the Infiniums all feature a new emblem on the back and they all say ‘Infinium’ down the front of the pocket clip."

I forgot that they said they had a large replaceable ink refill cartridge at one time that wasn't removable by the end user - wonder if many of those are out in the wild? And then, I figure it was a deal where you'd send it back to Fisher for a replacement cartridge. And wonder if they still use the large refill cartridges in other pens or if that idea for a refill was scrapped? Just thinkin' visibly - I could probably ask 'em if I really wanted answers/insight.

Also, I found the references to how long the ink supply was supposed to last - my memory was fuzzy and messed up what the values were. Instead of thinking the ink supply lasted 80 times longer than the average refill, or about 50 years for the average writer, I believe this (cached archive of a webpage) was where I got the idea way back when: http://web.archive.org/web/20031002061317/http:/www.thewritersedge.com/fisher.millennium.cfm "They will each write a continuous line over 30 miles long which is enough ink to last the average person over 80 YEARS!" Now, if you take that distance value with the idea from the company's owner (quoted in a separate comment) that they quote the lower part of the range though they've had linear write-outs of longer distances, then 80 years for an average writer could be a conservative estimate, which is pretty impressive. When my second Millennium finally was sent back, it could've been because I knew that the Millennium had such a large supply of ink that I liked doodling and drawing the diz character Goofy's portrait so much (which used a lot of black ink), which helped the pen to actually run out of ink quicker than usual...

Plus, from that page, I was reminded of the Millennium II pens as well (they had different finishes), and you can see the Magnum Bullet spacepen name - see? I wasn't makin' it up, lol. And separately, here's the cache of the specific page where I got my Magnum (though I got it for $1 less - maybe they lowered the price a year later?): http://web.archive.org/web/19971012224155/http:/www.elitescribe.com/p15a.htm

So at one time, they wanted to call it the Magnum Bullet, yet it was referred to as the Millennium as a name which stuck for a while, even though that name's not actually on the barrel. The name which IS on the various incarnations (even on the Infinium)? The 2010 Fisher Spacepen. Or actually, "2010 Space Pen by Fisher", though it seems I'm used to combining the words 'space' and 'pen', apparently. Just fyi. :D

Well, I'm havin' fun lookin' back at the history of the Millennium pens - how 'bout a screencap of a cache of the What's New page from Fisher, the way it looked back in Jun '97 (& which archive is now not displaying properly anymore - funny that even caches or archives are also temporary)? Got that image/'cap added of the now-defunct page: http://web.archive.org/web/19970601150025/http://www.spacepen.com/page1.htm
Later emails to Fisher Space Pen folks who didn't work there back then said they didn't know the history of the Millennium Space Pen, and that they never saw any images where the Millennium was shown clipless. Whatcha notice from the page? Just curious what ya might pick up on - fun times for webpages back then, huh? Well, not sure how long this comment page'll be around, but thought I'd add a bunch of background info about the Infinium and its predecessors which probably haven't been all in one place online before. Just for the fun o' it.

And forgot to mention that the Infiniums have the emblem on back. Well, as ya were...
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okester
Wow, yeah +1 more for this epic post and a really nice reply for Ashmadai as well. Talk about offering a great service to the community, you rock!
JonasHeineman
Hope it all helps! Happened to have info about this drop which I thought I could share of which others might not be aware, in case they were interested.

Also, that "What's New" Fisher Space Pen page I uploaded got resized to where folks might not be able to read it, and I saw that it's probably an automatically-generated deal. Looking at the url, I removed the sizing parameters, so I think that, if they click on the following url, it'll let folks see the page at the original resolution.

Actually, not sure if I'm allowed to link to the larger version of the file, however, you can see it there, fwiw: http://j.mp/FisherSpacePenWhatIsNew_1Jun97 :)
Does anyone know mm of the line it produces?
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jbui
I tried someones and it looked about the same as a standard Fisher M... whatever size that actually is.
Those are thick lines. Thanks!
I can't quite tell, is there a clip that comes with this ?
Ashmadai
Well, the description page here says what it says at the spacepen site: "Clip is permanently attached" The clip has the word "INFINIUM" vertically down it.

(Add-on comment...) However, I brought it up to the folks there at the spacepen site (via email, when the Infinium first was available) that, really, the clip can be removed - it can slide on and off the back end - and their response was that, well, while it can be removed, it's not intended to be removable, and when doing so, it'll scratch the barrel.

Well, I had a chrome bullet spacepen before I got the chrome Magnum bullet spacepen (Millennium), and as it's chrome over brass, as a daily driver pocket pen, I realized it'd get scratched, so I wasn't bothered if the clip scratches the barrel when removing it or spinning it around the barrel (I set it to where the clip is between the words 'USA' and '2010' on the barrel). Attached is the one I've had for over 7.5 years, fwiw. It's gained "character marks"... :)

I believe though, if I had opted for one with a black titanium nitride finish, then maybe I'd be more picky about keepin' its finish looking presentable or whatever, since ya hafta pay more just for the finish, so there's that... But I didn't initially spend much (relatively-speaking), and don't recall that that TiNi option was even available. The one I got in '98, from an online retailer no longer in business, was over $9 less than the lowest drop price here to get it shipped to me, and I've only paid to ship the 2 returns back. So next year, I'll have had one for 20 years, or it's cost me just over $4 a year for the chrome. And... Not sure where I was goin' with this. Oh yeah, so I didn't pay (too) much for the chrome, and knew it'd get scratched, but figured it'd be a dependable pen to have around anyway, so I valued its usefulness over its looks.
okester
Thanks , yea i saw it was written in the description but i couldn't see it in the photo, now I do after reading your recap there. Thanks!
I keep one in my car. It's been in use for several years.
Probably overkill for most. I carried a regular pocket Fisher for years. Lost it in my house and found it years later. Still wrote fine with the original cartridge and is still going.

I do not use it often but it always writes when asked. If it does run out of it, I have the the one I bought to replace the lost one.
How is one cartridge of ink to last a lifetime?
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"I am honestly trying to figure out how this one could possibly be priced at six times the price of an original (which appears to be the same) but I guess I am missing something. Aside from the long life ink I just don't really get it."
It could be that the thing you don't notice (when there isn't much around for comparison or to get a sense of scale) is that the diameter of the barrel of the Infinium is larger than that of the original bullet space pens.

I did a quick Google search of images which show both an Infinium (or Millennium) and an original bullet space pen side by side, and my google-fu must not be up to snuff. And although I could upload another image of my own writing instruments, I decided to harken back to the cache of the site where I got my first Millennium space pen; on the page is what looks like a promo or catalog image of the Magnum (Millennium) bullet space pen along with a few of the original(-sized) bullet space pens (though notice how the Magnum is clipless and the cap looks like it somehow fits over the middle of the pen barrel - I had asked Fisher folks about that shot, and they said the Millennium was never constructed like that):
http://web.archive.org/web/19971012223042/http://www.elitescribe.com/spacepen.htm

So, I believe it IS because of its larger size, that the entire pen barrel is the ink reservoir and can carry such a large capacity of ink such that it should last for the average writer's lifetime (or at least 80 years), that makes it cost more than the regular-sized bullet pens. Is it worth it? That's a judgment call of its value, and your mileage may vary.

I said in another comment that, by next year, I'll have had one (Millennium) for 20 years, which averages out to just $4+ per year, which is pretty neat, imo.

However, if you wanted to read another pov, here's a review you can peruse (and it looks like, in the 5th picture, there's a glimpse of the cap of a bullet space pen when an Infinium is also in the shot, though they're not side-by-side for comparison): http://clickypost.com/blog/2016/7/3/fisher-space-pen-titanium-nitride-infinium

Just fyi, though maybe I misunderstood your statement. If you do already understand how much more ink the Infinium holds than the original bullet space pens and don't think the Infinium should cost much more than the smaller bullet pens, then I could see how it's a stumper. :)
okester
I am not saying I don't understand why a larger pen with greater capacity would cost more, I am just wondering why it is a 6X increase over the original product.
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