Fisher Space Pens have been used by astronauts since 1968. After inventing the “Universal Refill” & in a quest to make further improvements, Paul Fisher a big fan of the space program at the time, continued his work which resulted in the development of the Fisher AG-7 Space Pen in 1966.
So what makes Fisher Space Pens different? With thixotropic ink & pressurised cartridge these iconic pens will write upside down, in extreme heat, at temperatures as low as -34 °C as well as underwater.
The Fisher AG-7, the original space pen has a solid brass barrel coated with a durable chrome plating. The sturdy push button mechanism on the top of the pen extends the refill, to retract it there is a button on the side, designed to ensure it is retracted before placing in your pocket.
Today several other designs are available
The classic F400 bullet shaped pen is available in various colours as well as chrome, gold & black there are a few vivid shades on offer including lime green, purple & fuchsia. These well balanced pens are pocket sized when closed measuring 9.5cm, when the cap is posted they are 13.5cm long. They have the same legendary refill with a medium tip & black ink. The sleek bullet shaped design can be fitted with an optional pocket clip in chrome, gold, black or rocket shape.
Rainbow Titanium Nitride Bullet Shape
With the same well balanced design & features as the original bullet shape the brass barrel has a titanium nitride coating in the colours of the rainbow.
Deluxe Grip Bullet Shape
A deluxe version is available with a choice of chrome, blue or black barrels. With all the same fabulous features of the bullet shaped pens they also have a black rubber grip section & stylus for use with tablets & smart phones. The deluxe measures 10.2cm closed & 13.5cm posted.
Cap-O-Matic Space Pen
This retractable pen has a stylus for use with smart phones & tablets, they are available with a chrome or matt black finish.
Cap-O-Matic Military Space Pen
A retractable pen with a non reflective matte black finish & as the name suggests is popular with Military Forces around the world.
Brass Bullet Casing
Skillfully designed to resemble a bullet & housed in a .375 brass bullet shell this pen measures 10.3cm closed & 11.7cm posted. It has not been coated & will develop a look of its own over time.
Space Pens have been launched to commemorate special events, the latest of which is the Fisher 45th Anniversary Commemorative Moon Landing Pen
Based on the original AG-7 design which has remained unchanged over time, this pen is retractable with a striking blue titanium nitride finish & has been engraved with a series of lines to depict the historic 1969 flight through the stars.
All of the Fisher Space Pens can be refilled with
Broad & fine tips - black or blue ink.
Medium tips – black, blue, brown, burgundy, green, red, turquoise, silver & ultra violet.
Fisher Space Pens come in a branded plastic case, have life time guarantees & optional leather cases can be purchased.