The 5.11 Kubaton tactical pen combines a sturdy and lightweight construction with pronounced versatility and practicality
The so-called “tactical pen” has been a stable of the non-lethal self-defense market worldwide for more than a decade, now.
And for a very good reason: these tools can be quite effective if used correctly, while at the same time remaining versatile utility instruments that can still pass through most situations – think security checkpoints – where other tools such as pepper sprays or pocket knives would be stopped and confiscated.
Among the many tactical pens currently available on the market, the 5.11 Kubaton tactical pen is a practical, reliable, and affordable choice from a very well-known brand.
The 5.11 Kubaton tactical pen is built around a black, sandstone or weathered orange machined aluminum body, with a pummel-grip texture and a black steel pocket clip. A twist-open pen, the 5.11 Kubaton has no cap to loose and is compatible with several popular pressurized ink cartridges such as Fisher PR, Schmidt EasyFlow 9000 series, and Rite In The Rain 37R, 47R and 57R – a sensible choice for professionals who may indeed find themselves in need of a writing instruments under a downpour.
The 5.11 Kubaton tactical pen is 13,7 cm / 5.4” long with the pen tip deployed; its 1,29 cm / 0.51” diameter and 33 gr / 1.17 oz make it feel solid yet nimble in hand.
Just as practical to use as an emergency glassbreaker as it is to be used as a blunt defense instrument, the 5.11 Kubaton tactical pen is however best used as… a Kubotan, meaning, a self-defense instrument used to apply locks and strike pressure points in order to fight off or restrain hostile subjects without causing permanent bodily harm.
Priced at $29.99 in the US and approximately 35 euro in Europe, the 5.11 Kubaton is an excellent alternative on such a crowded market. It offers everything a user may need from a tactical pen, at an affordable price point, and with 5.11’s well-known, guaranteed quality to match.