Stainless steel, refillable Sharpies


26 Responses to “Stainless steel, refillable Sharpies”

  1. invictus says:

    It isn’t immediately visible, so here’s a link to the refill. Note that it’s an add-on item though.

  2. RadioSilence says:

    I have a sharpie here in my pen mug that’s been here for ten years. I (obviously) don’t use it much, but when I need it it’s always to hand, and it’s not dried up or crapped out on me yet.
    You just don’t usually find that kind of quality in disposable products very much these days.

  3. cegev says:

    This looks nice, but as someone who primarily uses sharpies to write tiny labels on tiny 2ml tubes, I’m dismayed that I can only find this in one thickness, and not in ultra fine. Is this actually available in anything that isn’t so thick?

  4. gracelovescostumesandhabaneros says:

    WOW, that is a super sexy pen!! THIS graphic designer MUST have!!

  5. Jorpho says:

    Alas, problems equal to running out of ink are the tip getting slightly bent out of shape, or accidentally getting wet.  A replaceable tip would probably be asking too much.

  6. JBarnes01 says:

    Found this indispensable utility pen a couple years ago on the EDC ( blog.  Have carried one in my bag ever since.  I believe the one I purchased came with the free refill–which I still haven’t had to use yet.  I highly recommend this Sharpie, just for the sheer beauty of the writing utensil!

  7. nehpetsE says:

    According to the amazon reviews, the pen has some unfortunate design flaws.

  8. blueelm says:

    I love the idea, but it seems for me the main problem with sharpie pens is that the tip mushes down. Also, the ink isn’t great on paper. I’m a rapid-o-graph fan generally. So I only tend to have one Sharpie around for writing on things that are not paper.

    • Jim Saul says:

      I know this isn’t the best way to deal with that problem, but I had the same annoyance but didn’t want to waste my huge cache of markers, so I cut down a cheap plastic pencil sharpener to fit the end of the sharpie… a few turns and the mushy blunt tip is now a crisp point again.

      I’m sure it gets dull again quickly but I always lose the sharpies before that happens.

    • thepatrick says:

      I haven’t noticed the fine-tipped writing pens losing the tip shape, and I write on nothing but paper. Maybe it’s only an issue with the “marker” sharpies?

  9. timquinn says:

    Sharpies have a specific purpose which nothing else does as well. That is; write on almost any hard surface and produce a mark that will not easily be removed. As they say on the barrel, “Not for letter writing.” Also, the smell is overpowering if you are not in a ventilated space.

    Pro Tip; if you make a mark in the wrong place the ink itself is a very good solvent. Mark over the bad mark and wipe quickly. It works remarkably well.

  10. Lady Viridis says:

    I bought one of these as a preview item at an art expo about 4 years ago. It’s awesome and I have yet to even need to refill the tip.

  11. I have one of these I keep in my tool box.  The replaceable tip makes it my go-to marker for drawing on rough lumber or oily steel.  It reminds me of the Cold Steel “Sharkie” and I wonder if it too would make a personal defense accessory.  

    • Eric Dobratz says:

       I’m a big fan of paint pens.  No problem with the oily steel, and durable as all get go, so years later you don’t have to wonder what the smudged alloy # actually says.

  12. Wiki-Truths says:

    Seems pointless as it’s the TIP that dulls to a useless nub before it runs dry. 

  13. legsmalone says:

    As a chef, Sharpies are indispensable.  Someone will always forget  his, and yours is closest. Or vice versa. This is the worst thing for an industry that devours thousands and thousands of sharpies before they are done. Either way I want one.

    And on a side note, being a kitchen guy and not a computer person, how do I keep myself permanently logged in to BB?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Via WordPress? Check Remember Me when you sign in, but it’ll still knock you off every couple of weeks.

  14. UFIA says:

      I have tons of Sharpies.
    I never buy any, but they just appear. They seem to spawn.  Where do they all even come from?
    I wonder when I’ll have some of these.

  15. blearghhh says:

    Off topic perhaps, but I always had the same kind of sense of accomplishment on the rare occasions I was able to use up a lighter.  In the 30 or so years I smoked (ugh) I was only able to do it once or twice.  Of course, it didn’t help that my friends were assholes and kept stealing lighters.

  16. hadlockk says:

    Breaking ebook readers, laptops and losing sharpies? It’s a miracle you function in society at all.

  17. dlelash says:

    Had the pleasure to present one of these to webcomic artist Keith “Fear of a Black Marker” Knight at Comic-Con a few years ago. Wonder if he still has it…

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