CRKT TAO Tactical Pen

   04.30.14

CRKT TAO Tactical Pen

There are many times when one cannot carry a firearm, such as in church or a government facility. If you fly these days, you cannot carry a knife, either, like we could in the past. Of course, I could carry some knitting needles and a pair of scissors with blades under 4”, but being a frequent traveler, hassles usually ensue with scissors and knitting needles in the backpack of middle aged white guy. This is where the concept of a tactical pen makes sense as a defensive impact tool option.

CRKT’s new TAO Tactical Pen not only lets you write checks and signing receipts, but also can deliver defensive striking abilities that is quick to deploy.

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Fit, Finish, Feel, Features, and Functions

The TAO is a simple but elegant device designed by Allen Elishewitz. The pen features 6061 billet aluminum construction, a variety of hard anodized finishes, a Fisher Space Pen cartridge insert, and spring steel pocket clip. As with all Elishewitz designs, the TAO has a classy style that looks high-end while offering enough striking points to get the job done as a defensive tool.

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The CRKT TAO rides well in the pocket. Whether capped or closed, the pen screws together to deliver a rugged fixed striking object on the tip or crown. Although I have not been attacked lately in my travels, I have signed hundreds of receipts and the pen has performed well and received loads of compliments.

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The CRKT TAO is another tool that anyone can use to strike pressure points and that gives you a significant advantage over bare hands in a fight. Beyond the tactical side of this pen, I should add that I am a pen lover. I have dozens of top-end pens, fountain pens, and pencils, and this pen has been a pleasure to own and show off. Even if you are not into the tactical aspects of the pen, this is a stunning pen to own that comes in a well made, sharp looking case.

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Specs

  • Open Overall Length 5.75 inches
  • Weight 1.7 ounces
  • 6061 Aluminum
  • MSRP $69.99

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