Tiny pen needed!
August 12, 2009 1:58 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find a tiny, functional pen, which could fit into a metal case such as this one? The case is 4 inches by 2.5 with a depth (fatness) of half an inch.
posted by BostonTerrier to Shopping (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Google reveals the wallet pen
posted by Comrade_robot at 2:03 PM on August 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

posted by holgate at 2:04 PM on August 12, 2009

Like these?
posted by scrutiny at 2:04 PM on August 12, 2009

Best answer: Amazon says the bullet space pen would fit.
posted by Zed at 2:05 PM on August 12, 2009

A knife place that sells Swiss Army Knives will be able to supply the pens that fit the knives. They are only a couple of dollars and about the same size as a round toothpick.

There is also the derringer wallet pen.

With half an inch to play with you could cut down the classic plastic Bic. If you relocate the end bit it won't leak ink all over the place.
posted by Mitheral at 2:07 PM on August 12, 2009

I came in to recommend the Fisher Space Pen, but Zed's beaten me to it. I love mine.
posted by lekvar at 2:10 PM on August 12, 2009

Maybe the PicoPen, which is what I found when I searched for my initial answer, the pen that comes with a PicoPad.
posted by alynnk at 2:11 PM on August 12, 2009

Best answer: Thirding the Fisher Bullet. It's a design classic, and measures about 3.7" when closed, and opens up to a full-sized pen. The diameter is just under 0.4" (according to my digital caliper), so it ought to fit nicely in your case.

I've had one for a few years now and it's a pleasure to use.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:14 PM on August 12, 2009

Response by poster: See, this is why I like the ratio inherent in Metafilter. For every angry social worker, there are at least five savvy shoppers giving usable advice.
Thanks, all.
posted by BostonTerrier at 2:21 PM on August 12, 2009 [3 favorites]

I have a small zebra pen that would fit too I think. Where can I get the case, though?
posted by backwards guitar at 3:34 PM on August 12, 2009

Those bullet pens are great, but I kept losing mine. They slip right out of your pocket.

The Fisher Space Pen Stowaway, on the other hand, is so small that I keep one in my wallet. They are not refillable, however.


A few folded up index cards are nice to have along with the pen.
posted by yesno at 3:43 PM on August 12, 2009

The Sharpie micro would fit. And you can write on lots of surfaces with it, without a hard backing.
posted by qmechanic at 5:42 PM on August 14, 2009

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