The 12 Best Bolt Action Pens

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The 12 Best Bolt Action Pens

Gear By James 
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Bolt action pens are a serious upgrade from a plastic Bic pen with a cap. Once you have reached a certain stage in your career, or just want a reliable pen, it is time to upgrade yourself to a bolt action pen.

Yes, a bolt action pen is designed with the same concept as a bolt action rifle. When this type of action is added in to a pen design, the bolt action is what extends and retracts the tip of the pen. A bolt action pen does not need to use a cap, so you will not have to worry about losing it. In addition, bolt action pens are sturdier than plastic pens, so you do not have to worry about the pen breaking and the leaking ink on you.

A bolt action pen is constructed from all metal parts; there are no plastic pieces on them. Bolt action pens are sturdier and more reliable since there are no plastic pieces that can catch dirt and malfunction. A bolt action pen feels good in the hand and some people enjoy the tactile experience of using a bolt action pen.

Best Bolt Action Pens

 

CRKT Ruger Bolt Action Pen

CRKT Ruger Bolt Action Pen

This bolt action pen has a very slim profile. The body of the CRKT Ruger Bolt Action pen is made from machine anodized black aluminum. The writing end of this Ruger pen is equipped with a textured knurling to help you have a better grip.  Both the bolt lever and the clip on this pen are stainless steel and the ink cartridge is a Fisher Space Pen cartridge.

The CRKT Bolt Action pen is manufactured by Columbia River Knife and Tool and is designed by Brian Fellhoelter in Arizona. This Bolt Action pen weighs just .96 oz.

The CRKT Bolt Action pen will definitely up your pen game.

 

UZI Bolt Action Tactical Pen

UZI Bolt Action Tactical Pen

This Uzi pen is a treat for anyone to own. The UZI Bolt Action Tactical Pen is a basic pen design, with the addition of the bolt action. This pen is compact in size and can be used as a personal defense weapon.

The UZI Bolt Action pen is constructed from high grade aircraft aluminum. It is in an impressive gun metal color, which makes a nice impact. There is an attached deep carry pocket clip, so the pen will be securely clipped into your pants pocket or jacket pocket.

This UZI Bolt Action Tactical pen is fun to use thanks to the adaption of the bolt action over the tradition click open. This pen is lightweight, discreet and carries on the Uzi legacy. If you are lucky enough to own this bolt action pen by Uzi, you can replace the cartridges with either the Fisher Space cartridges or standard ones.

As an interesting fact, the UZI Bolt Action Tactical pen is capable of breaking glass.

 

Titaner Titanium Bolt Action Tactical Pen

Titaner Titanium Bolt Action Tactical Pen

This bolt action pen is crafted to be both rugged and minimalist in style. It is designed from CNC machined titanium to be superior in both strength and portability.

Users of the Titaner Titanium pen will find that this bolt action pen has a textured matte finish, which helps the user have a firm grip when writing with the pen. Another great aspect of this pen is, there is an addition of a glass breaker tip on the bolt action side. This is great for use in emergencies or for self defense.

This Titaner Titanium Bolt Action Tactical Pen is easy and elegant to use. It comes with a ballpoint cartridge refill and a nice leather case for carrying since there is no clip attached to this pen.

 

Cool Hand Carbon Fiber Bolt Action Pen

Cool Hand Carbon Fiber Bolt Action Pen

This bolt action pen is designed to be lightweight. The company has constructed this pen with a carbon fiber body. The bolt action mechanism and pen tip are both crafted from aircraft grade aluminum. A unique feature of this pen, is that it has a 3 way bolt action system. It extends and retracts both the pen tip as well the stylus. The stylus can be used on any tablet or smart surface.

User will find that this pen uses a German Schmidt pen refill, which gives the user an incredibly smooth writing experience. You can use also use either a standard Parker refill or a Fisher refill. In addition, this pen has a clip so that it can be firmly attached to your pockets or briefcase.

 

GP 1945 Bolt Action Pen PRO

GP 1945 Bolt Action Pen PRO

This is so much more than simply a nice pen. This bolt action pen is packed with benefits.

To begin with, this pen is designed to be a unibody unit constructed from high strength TC4 Titanium. It is also corrosion resistant. The end cap of this pen screws off and reveals a tungsten steel emergency glass breaker. When you remove the end cap, you also find an emergency whistle. This high pitched whistle can have the sound changed when you slide your finger along the clip.

On the writing end of the Bolt Action Pen Pro you will notice that there is a diamond knurling pattern. This helps the user to have a firm grip on the pen. This handy pen also has grooves spaced evenly apart so that it can be used to measure in either inches or centimeters. The included clip is capable of handling both thin or thick fabrics so that your pen is always on hand.

 

Tin Mill Helic Bolt Action Pen

Tin Mill Helic Bolt Action Pen Silver

This beautiful pen is designed to have a unique bolt action to it. The company designed this pen to have machined helical grooves in the pen’s clip. These grooves then act as the mechanism for the bolt action. This happens when the pen cap is engaged with a push and a twist.

This unique bolt action pen is available in either copper or nickel plated stainless steel, ensuring its longevity. You can use Pilot G2 refills for this unique bolt action pen by Tin Mill.

 

Karas Kustoms Bolt Action Pen

Karas Kustoms Bolt Action Pen

This company has taken the classic executive pen and updated the styling and added the bolt action feature. This bolt action pen is designed with the bolt action mechanism that barely sticks out. This guarantees a smooth and dependable pen since there is no need to worry about the end breaking off.

The Karas Kustom Bolt Action Pen is available in brass, stainless steel and aluminum. In addition, this bolt action pen is compatible with most Parker refills, making it easy to keep on writing.

 

Boker Plus Tactical Pen

Boker Plus Tactical Pen

This bolt action pen was designed by the famous German industrial engineers Rainer Wenning and Thomas Braunagel.

The pen is encased in German designed machined aluminum casing. The bolt action pen also includes a built in glass breaker, which can also double as a self defense tool. This titanium pen feels good in the hand is able to write legibly at any angle.

 

Tactile Turn DLC Coated Titanium Slider Pen

Tactile Turn DLC Coated Titanium Slider Pen

This bolt action pen is well thought out and crafted. The Tactile Turn pen is constructed of a diamond like carbon coating. In fact, this coating is actually tougher than nails and guarantees that the pen will outlive its owner by a long shot. This company uses a grade 5 titanium when crafting their pens. Because of the high grade titanium used in coating this bolt action pen, you can be sure it will not rust if it is exposed to water or the elements. It will also not scratch if anything else in your pocket or briefcase should rub against it.

The Tactile Turn DLC Coated Titanium Slider Pen has a very smooth bolt action mechanism. In addition, this pen has a moderate amount of knurling, which allows the pen to have a nice grip to it.

This bolt action pen from Tactile Turn uses an Easy Flow 9000 ink cartridge from Schmidt. However, you can also use Parker refills in this pen.

 

Inventery Co. Bolt Action Pen

Inventery Co. Bolt Action Pen

While Inventery Co is a newer pen company, they have designed a very nice bolt action pen.

They have designed their bolt action pen to be unique. Their design features a bolt mechanism that will always look seamless, no matter whether it’s extended or if its retracted. The company has also placed a strong spring in the pen that retracts with a satisfying “snap.” This pen by Inventery Co also features a sleek pocket clip. This clip can be removed depending on your carry preferences; in your pocket or in a carry case in your purse or briefcase. The Bolt Action Pen can be purchased in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. All of their bolt action pens use the ultra-small D1, Parker-style, and G2 refills, respectively. The Inventery Co. Bolt Action Pen is made in matte, Onyx black, polished brass, or brushed stainless steel.

 

Fellhoelter TiBolt

Fellhoelter TiBolt

Although Fellhoelter is traditionally a company that is known for their premium custom knives, they have branched out into designing bolt action pens.  The Fellhoelter TiBolt pen is made from machined titanium. It features a chunky, grooved grip section which will give the user precise control and provide a comfortable writing experience. The bolt mechanism on this pen does stick out further than most other bolt action pens, but this makes it easy to extend the refill.

 

Cool Hand “Cannon” 4.8” Bolt Action Style Tactical Pen

Cool Hand “Cannon” 4.8” Bolt Action Style Tactical Pen

The Cool Hand “Cannon” bolt action pen is compact in design and is only 4.8 inches in length. The company has constructed this bolt action pen from titanium and they have chosen to use a basic design that does not include any pocket clips. This pen has incorporated the use of a locking mechanism to help prevent the user from accidentally extending the tip. In addition, there are notches at the tip of the pen which can be used as a DNA catcher. You can also use the tip of this military grade pen for self defense. This is a rock solid titanium pen that can be used daily.

 

Buying Guide

When you are in the market for a new pen, or to upgrade your current one, there are some things you should keep in mind. Bolt action pens are unique and have very different qualities from your run of the mill plastic pens found in the corner store.

Size and Weight

This refers to both the size and weight of the pen and the size of your hand. A comfortable pen is one that you are able to maintain a solid, but comfortable grip. You need to be sure that the pen you are purchasing is a good size for your hand. You will know this by feel. Make sure the pen is easy for you to hold comfortably and that the grip is not too awkward to for you to hold.

The weight of the pen is crucial too. If you will be using the pen all day for work, you need to be sure that it is not to heavy. A pen that is too heavy will quickly become difficult to manage. If you are investing in a quality pen, be sure you can comfortably use it.

Ease of Use

Some bolt action pens are designed to be mini survival tools in case of emergency. Other pens are designed to be simply a pen that uses a bolt action mechanism. These are 2 very different uses for the pen. If you are hoping to use your bolt action pen on the trail or in the wild, then make sure the features are easy to use and can be done with one hand.

If you are looking to simply upgrade your pen, then you might not want one with additional self defense or glass breaking features.

Materials

The very nature of the bolt action puts stress on the mechanism. This is not a surprise. You need to be sure that you are purchasing a pen that uses top materials for constructing the bolt action. You should look for durable materials such as high quality aluminum, titanium, brass or stainless steel. This will help ensure that your bot action pen will give you years of enjoyment.

Design Features

Bolt action pens are crafted to perform a variety of jobs, so be sure to know what features you need or not. There are bolt action pens designed with glass breakers, whistles, measuring capabilities and even DNA catching.

You should be sure you are purchasing a bolt action pen that will fit your needs and lifestyle.

Refills

This is an incredibly important point to consider when purchasing a bolt action pen. By their very nature a bolt action pen is designed to last you for years. Make sure that the refills your pen needs are easy to find and easy to purchase.

Final Thoughts

There comes a point in your life when you may be ready to upgrade the pen you use on a daily basis. This can be for use at work or at home for your own pleasure.

Upgrading to a quality pen is considered to be an investment.  Investing in a bolt action pen can be satisfying on many levels. Some people enjoy the feel and weight of a solid bolt action pen. Other people enjoy the firmness and sound in the clicking when the pen is opened and retracted.

There is nothing, however, that compares to the pride in ownership when you enjoying your new pen at home or in the office.

A bolt action pen is a serious upgrade to a cheap pen. There are many different styles, options and price points available for bolt action pens, so take your time in selecting the right one. A bolt action pen is designed to be our companion for many years.