Tactical pens have become a popular everyday carry (EDC) item for many folks.  They are legal to carry and are very functional as both writing tools and impact weapons.  The one downside to most tactical pens is that they look like “tactical” pens.  That may not be an issue depending on your circumstances, but if you want to remain discreet, you will need something different.

American Steel Worx has come up with a truly unique design within the realm of weaponized writing utensils.  Their Just A Marker is a pen that will allow the user to pierce the heart with more than just poetic words written on a piece of paper.  The Just A Marker is an actual Sharpie® Stainless Steel Marker Pen that has been converted into a serious weapon.  On the surface, it is an ordinary pen, but unscrew the tip and you will find an extremely sharp stainless steel spike!  Once the spike is revealed, the marker tip and grip is inserted back inside the housing to create an awesome penetrating weapon.

I immediately fell in love with this device.  I love EDC items that can serve multiple purposes.  It cuts down on the amount of stuff I have to carry and gives me more functionality out what I do carry.  The Just A Marker functions as a very nice writing implement and a deadly puncturing weapon.  The stainless steel construction also makes this pen a good impact weapon when the cap is in place.  I guess the only thing that could make this EDC device better would be an integrated flashlight.  Oh well, I guess you can’t have everything.

American Steel Worx also offers titanium and acrylic spike versions, along with some colored Cerakoting options as well.  The Just A Marker can be purchased directly from the American Steel Worx website for $49.99.  They have some other cool products there, so be sure to check those out too.  Oh, and if you are wondering about replacing the ink cartridge when your Just A Marker runs out of ink, all you have to do is send it back to ASW and they will replace the ink cartridge for $5.  You can also follow American Steel Worx on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with what they are doing.

Photo Credits: Chad McBroom