Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)
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Fisher Space Pen (Bullet)

Regular price $25.00

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Description

This is our favorite pen due to it's compact size, reliability and compatibility with the Ranger Wallet. It writes at any angle, even in Zero Gravity. Simply the most versatile pen ever made. Writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F. Each Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defects.

Accessory Bands made to hold this pen to the Ranger Wallet can be found here.

Details

The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948 by Paul Fisher, who was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. This became our first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, and arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now composed of all brass with a chrome finish. Cited as an outstanding example of industrial art, the classic design of the Fisher Bullet Pen has been exhibited for years in the New York Museum of Modern Art. The Bullet's timeless styling has been the topic of many art books and magazine articles. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen continues to be our most popular pen.

The secret behind the unique capabilities of our pens lies in the ink cartridge itself. Our refills are hermetically sealed, pressurized with nitrogen gas, and feature a tungsten carbide ballpoint tip - the same extra hard metal that is used to make armor-piercing ammunition. No longer relying on gravity to write, our pens are able to function at any angle, even upside down! In order to prevent leaks from the gas pressure, our ink has to be thick, thixotropic to be exact. Fisher ink is actually more of a gel than a liquid when it is at rest, with a consistency similar to that of toothpaste. It is only when pressure is applied to the ballpoint that the ink will take on the spreadable properties of a liquid, while still retaining the stickiness needed to adhere to nearly any material.

Facts and History of the Space Pens:

The story of the Space Pen really begins with its inventor, Paul C. Fisher. Before he took to making pens, Paul worked in an airplane propeller factory during World War II. It was there that he gained valuable experience with ball bearings, knowledge that would come in handy down the road for creating ballpoints. He later went on to invent the 'universal refill' ink cartridge, which in turn led him to create the first 'Anti-Gravity' pen, patented in 1966. Although it is a popular misconception that NASA invested millions of dollars developing an anti-gravity writing instrument, the fact of the matter is that Paul had been working on the design for years into the pen's development . Truth be told, in the beginning Fisher didn’t even set out to create a pen specifically for the astronauts; he was simply looking to make a great pen that worked without leaking.

In the end he had developed what he considered to be the perfect pen – a pen with ink that would not be exposed to air, rely on gravity, leak or dry up, and that wrote underwater and in extreme temperatures. His breakthrough happened to be perfectly timed with the space race and he offered the pens to NASA for consideration. Two years of testing later and the Space Pen was approved to accompany the Apollo 7 astronauts into space. Despite the old joke that the Russians solved their anti-gravity writing problem by using pencils, Russian cosmonauts actually began to carry Fisher Space Pens on their missions as well, at about the same time that NASA did.

Specs
  • Writes at any angle, even in Zero Gravity. Simply the most versatile pen ever made.
  • Writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F
  • Each Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defects

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is your Return Policy?

We will issue refund on product that is returned to us in new-unused condition. Shipping costs will not be refunded and may be deducted from refund amount (including U.S. and international orders).

Do you take exchanges?

Sure do! If you have a new unused item and want a different color or product just email us at sales@ruggedmaterial.com to get things started.

Where do you ship to?

Free shipping anywhere in the USA. We offer $20 flat rate shipping to Canada. Additionally we ship to Europe, Asia, Australia and other easily accessed countries. We currently Do Not ship to Africa, South America or Central America.

What do I need to know if I am buying from outside USA?

 If you are importing products into another country you will be responsible for any Customs Fees, Import taxes or duties that your country charges for foreign import.

The shipping prices we charge are for transport only and do not account for your customs dues for your particular country.

“UK customers- The USPS tracking that we employ ends at the Royal Mail or Parcel Force facilities. You will be required to contact your local post when your tracking says “delivered”. They will tell you where to go to pay your fees and get your package released. ” 

 Do you use Genuine Leather in your Products?

No way!

We do a lot better than that. We use only Full Grain and Top Grain leathers. Genuine Leather is a byproduct of the premium leather production process. When a hide comes off of an animal it is too thick to work so it is thinned down. The good part of the hide comes to us and the throwaway part is sent to China to be covered in plastic and stamped to look like leather again.

Technically, Genuine leather is real leather but it is not good leather. The Full Grain and Top Grain leathers we use are the outermost part of the hide which is by far the strongest. Genuine leather is the inner part of the hide, closest to the muscle of the animal and it is not even half as strong as the outer part.

 How do I care for my leather goods?

Click here to visit our leather care page, complete with video!

Where are Rugged Material products made?

We design, build, test and store our products in Cedar City, Utah, USA. To learn more about this please click here.

 Do you take custom orders?

No, we are very focused on creating the best possible products and delivering them at the best possible price. Custom projects require a much greater amount of design time, experimentation and materials than is fair to charge for 1 or even 100 units.  

Do you repair leather goods?

We do not.

Leather Care

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Leather Goods will last a lifetime if properly cared for.

Here are a few tips on how to keep your gear looking sharp and staying strong.
 

Leather is a natural material. Just like your skin, leather requires oils and moisture to keep it in top shape. If cared for properly leather can last a lifetime. 


Steps:
1. Clean the leather with a damp rag, then let dry.
2. Apply an all natural leather cream with a soft cotton rag.
3. Remove excess cream with a clean rag then buff the leather.
4. Enjoy your bag for another year.
 
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