Yes, you read it right, an inkless pen that can last for many years. If you keep it in a drawer and forget about it, then take it out after a century, this pen will still write, as there is no ink in it that would have dried or leaked. Some even called this inkless pen the space pen, as it can even write in space (well, so can a pencil, but that’s besides the point). The pen was originally designed in Germany and it comes in 2 sizes. The smaller one, is around the size of a palm (3.3″) and the larger one is the size of a normal pen (6.3″)
It’s official name is ‘The Beta inkless pocket pen’ and it is no ordinary pen. It has a smooth cylindrical stainless steel barrel with a screw cap to protect the nib, which is the extraordinary part of this pen. The nib is made from a special alloy, and as you write it makes a mark by leaving a very small amount of metal on the paper. This is a silvery color and looks a little bit like the mark left by a pencil; however it is a permanent mark that is smudge proof [ideal for left hand users]
This pocket pen can be used to write on virtually any paper surface, at all temperatures and climatic conditions. The tip can be sharpened with a fine sandpaper if required. For writing, the longer pen is better as its easier to grip and comfortable to hold, but the smaller one is more portable and slightly more beautiful.
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If you are looking for an unusual item for a geek friend or if you yourself are a nerd, astronaut, or collector, then this Metallic Inkless Pocket Pen would be the ideal gift.
P.S Please note this pen is not suitable for children as there may be trace amount of lead in the alloy nib.