The pen might be mightier than the sword, but you still have to pick up either one for that to be achieved.  What were alluding to is that people are dropping pens (and pencils) in favor of tablets and computers.  It’s an inevitable paradigm shift that began over two decades ago but with the advent of tablet computers it’s our pontification that this trend is now happening at an accelerated rate.  However, we’d love to see evidence otherwise.  And we might just have that.

The Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen is anything but your standard fountain pen.  It’s constructed from matte finish aluminum with carbon fiber inlays.  To further bolster its build quality it uses a stainless steel nib – could double as a self defense weapon – and a screw on cap.

The pen measures just 4.1-inches in length with the cap on, remove it though, place it on the back, and it extends to a more hand comfortable 5.6-inches.

We haven’t used the AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen, but Gear Patrol says that it “elevates itself to a whole new writin stratta, with a particularly smooth ink flow normally found only on much pricier pens.”  And we’d have to agree with them that this might be the best reason to ditch a ball point pen.  But keep in mind writing with a fountain pen takes patience, practice and a penchent for perfection.

You can grab one for $112.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."