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Tactical Pen is a modern, effective, beautifully designed, precision crafted tool and writing instrument we want to bring to production

We here at Cybernetic Research Laboratories, Inc., located in Tucson, AZ are very excited to share our newest concept with you and are eager to collect the necessary funding in order to take this product into full scale production. We have the machines and everything else required to manufacture this project right here in America, all we need is funding for material and labor.

DESIGNED, MANUFACTURED AND SHIPPED FROM RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!

Tactical Pen is a modern, effective, beautifully designed, precision crafted tool and writing instrument. It is made from the highest quality aircraft-grade aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Titanium. If you ever needed to rely on a pen, this pen would be the one.

The Tactical Pen was designed here in our own facility by Cybernetic Research's design engineers. Using technology and advanced machinery we were able to produce the design into a functional, very useful tool, and we want to share it with you!

Check out the video above!

Glass Breaker

The Carbide Tip Glass Breaker is a very handy and operational safety tool. The glass breaker will break a pane of glass easily as seen in the video above, in case of immediate exit from a car or home window if necessary. The Glass Breaker top also makes a great stylus for light engraving on metal. Mark your name on your tools or number your metal plates. Perfect for industry workers or garage machinist. 

The grip

We designed special knurling in an attractive stepped pattern across the body of the pen offering optimal grip and no slip to the hand in any dry, icy, wet or oily conditions, even with heavy gloves on.

The cartridge

The only pen cartridge high-tech enough for a tactical pen is the Fisher Space cartridge. Why? Because of its usability. The Fisher Space Pen cartridge works in water, in oil, grease, in extreme cold, extreme heat, upside-down, on walls, and even in space! No other cartridge can come close. 

 The cap 

The cap of the Tactical Pen secures to either end with soft threads so you won't lose the cap or the pen if your pen is hanging from a lanyard or cargo bag. The end of the cap has a hole for attaching a key ring to allow you to secure your pen to whatever you wish. The back end of the cap was specially design to offer a place for your thumb to put pressure on when using the glass breaker. 

Two pens in one 

For field work, a large or full-sized pen is not necessary. For this purpose, we designed the pen cap to act as a pen body when needed. Simply unscrew the head of the pen, remove the spring and cartridge and then screw the pen cap on the pen head and you will quickly have a retractable mini-twist pen.

Our company engineers, designs, and produces, with standards that comply with both the aerospace requirements for AS9100 and many of the military specifications (MIL) listed below:

AS9100 (C) - Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense

MIL C 5541 F (E) - Chemical Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

MIL P 53022 B - Primer, Epoxy Coating, Corrosion Inhibiting, Lead and Chromate Free

MIL STD 130 (T) - Identification and Marking Parts and Assemblies

MIL STD 889 Galvanic Table – Corrosion Control

ISO 9001 (E) - Quality Management Systems – Requirements

ASTM A 484 / A 484M – 10 (2010) Stainless Steel Bars

ASTM A 564 / A 564M – 10 (2010) Hot-rolled and Cold Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

{and more}

Rewards:

All pens come with the pen body, carbide glass breaking tip, 1 O-ring, 1 Key ring, 1 spring, and a fisher space pen cartridge. 

Pledge $50: Tac-pak

Add-ons:

Add-on to any reward tier simply by increasing your pledge amount to cover the costs below:

  • Increase your pledge by $29 - Receive an additional Aluminum Tactical Pen in your choice of available colors (OD Green, Blue, Black, Clear/Silver)
  • Increase your pledge by $49 - Receive an additional Stainless Steel Tactical pen.
  • Increase your pledge by $79 - Receive an additional Titanium Tactical Pen

Stretch Goals

40k - Tac-pak UNLOCKED!

?? - Hex driver bit pen attachment

Thank you in advance! We can hardly express our gratitude for your support in our project(s) and sharing this engineering journey with us! We want to give extra special thanks to all our backers who have helped to support us through Nano cache, Tactical Whistle, and now Tactical Pen,

Thank You!

-CRL

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We will face manufacturing challenges, including special tooling required to make the pen perfect.

We do not make our own carbide tips or pen cartridges, they are purchased from a US retailer, so any delay on our retailers behalf will in turn delay us. But we don't predict any problems or setbacks because of this.

We will face CNC programming challenges, such as programming the machines to create the pen and all four components fitted with threads to fit and glide smoothly together.

How are we going to overcome it?

We have full time engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, CNC programmers and design engineers to overcome these obstacles and create solutions that will work every time.

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    You will receive one (1) Tactical pen made from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in the color BLUE + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. (future online price $39) **Canada add $10 for shipping**

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    You will receive one (1) Tactical pen made from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in the color BLACK + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. (future online price $39) **Canada add $10 for shipping**

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    You will receive one (1) Tactical pen made from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in the color OD GREEN + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. (future online price $39) **Canada add $10 for shipping**

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    You will receive one (1) Tactical pen madefrom aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in the color CLEAR/SILVER + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. (future online price $39) **Canada add $10 for shipping**

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    You will receive one (1) Tactical pen made from Stainless Steel + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. (future online price $59) **Canada add $10 for shipping**

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    Tac-pak: You will receive (1) Tactical pen made from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in the color BLACK + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. IN ADDITION you will also receive one (1) Tactical Cache made from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in the color BLACK. AND one (1) Tactical Whistle made from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in the color BLACK

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    You will receive one (1) Tactical pen made from grade 2 Titanium + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. (future online price $99) **Canada add $10 for shipping**

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    Tac-pak: You will receive (1) Tactical pen made from stainless steel + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. IN ADDITION you will also receive one (1) Tactical Cache made from stainless steel. AND one (1) Tactical Whistle made from stainless steel

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    Tac-pak: You will receive (1) Tactical pen made from titanium + one (1) glass breaker + one (1) Ink Cartridge + one (1) spring + one (1) O-ring + one (1) Split ring. IN ADDITION you will also receive one (1) Tactical Cache made from titanium. AND one (1) Tactical Whistle made from titanium

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