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It is said that the pen is mightier than the sword. That may be a figure of speech, but in the case of tactical pens, one pen can definitely be mightier than another when the time call for it.

A tactical pen can be a low-profile and visually nonthreatening way to carry a defensive weapon in plain sight. Some are mission-specific to defensive duties with no actual writing apparatus, while others can be used for taking names after all is said and done. But all can serve a necessary defensive purpose.

Scroll through the gallery above and take a look at a few tactical pens that can do the dirty work and still look sharp.

For more information on the tactical pens mentioned in the fall 2015 edition of Ballistic magazine, please visit the follow websites:

Here’s a look at the Schrade Tactical Pen (SCPEN4O).

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