Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Emergency Post! - The Fisher Cap-O-Matic Space Pen

The above is an AG-7, which is similar to the pens used by NASA astronauts. I ain't crazy about the pattern on the barrel of this one.

* Here's Bill's post that inspired me to write this one;

These are the two that I tend to use the most. The steel one is my daily carry, along with whatever fountain pen I feel like using on the day. The brass model bears the scars of a few years of daily use.

The ends of these pens are pretty nice to hold. These ridges make for a nice grip with no slippage. They're not an overly heavy pen, either, which would explain the $12.oo price. A great value-for-money.

Dig that crazy ringed Saturn engraving on the end of the clip!

I opened up the pen after I wrote this. It actually has a Bold refill in it. These days, I tend to get a couple of months out of each refill, since I do a lot of incidental writing throughout the day.
By the way, I agree with some of you who say that Rhodia makes better papers than Moleskine. I made the switch from one to the other a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. While the Moleskines look really cool, they aren't as fountain pen friendly as the Rhodia notepads.

Thanks, all, and my apologies for the poor quality typecast pics.


  1. Nice... Nice. I've never seen one before. They look quite refined.

  2. Nice pen. I ordered one (and a clip for my black one) after your comment on my blog. I use a fountain pen 99% of the time, but at work there are times I need to write with the pen positioned where a fountain pen will not write (and some surfaces). I may get an AG-7 later.

    There is also a pen and refill available with ink that binds to the cellulose fiber in checks so theives cannot wash checks and steal your money. Same pressurized cartridge, different ink.

  3. Yesterday I purchased a telescoping Fisher Space Pen from my local stationer's. Love the mechanics and the writing quality.


  4. I think that the first pen you show, with the grid pattern, is not an AG-7 but the slimmer "Space Shuttle" pen.

    1. Yes, I think you're right. I thought it was an AG-7 because of the two-buttoned operation for the ballpoint. I always thought that this design was exclusive to the AG-7. Thanks for the info!

  5. I've always wanted to try a space pen, since the first time I heard of I'm really, REALLY wanting to try one out for size.