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#41 Mannyonpil

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:26

The thing that most befuddles me are the reports about pens snapping or breaking in the pocket. Back pockets, yes, I can see if one sits down with one's weight on a pen, but I'm trying to figure out whether front pocket stress is enough to do something like that.

 

As I've said, I've carried my vintage celluloid pens, a la Esterbrooks and Sheaffers, for sometime now in my front pockets, nib up, with a sleeve, and haven't seen cracks or signs of damage. 

 

In my case, I had the pen in my front pocket when it snapped.

 

I still shudder to think of it.



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#42 Baalberithim

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 05:09

I carry them in my front pant pocket.  My Franklin-Christoph p40 is loose with a bullet pencil, a couple of wooden pencils and a spyderco knife.  The other two go in my Nock Co hightower.  If I'm particularly worried that a pen would be too brittle it just stays at home.  My work shirts don't have deep enough pockets to securely clip my pens in, and I'd hate for a pen to slip out and drop down the drain on me or something.  Even if I manage to avoid that, I'd still have to worry about it all getting coated in fish guts.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:27

Time marches on and the holster was dethroned by the pocket protector. Try and find those today. Staples used to carry them but it seems not anymore.

 

I just ordered a pocket protector off the bay, which I think I'll modify to make less visible. Would be a nice option for when I wear a shirt with a pocket. 

 

Also, it seems you can get those holsters via Amzn or the bay; the utility, no-frills designs I seem seem like they're made for uniformed folks, like police or EMT. Just google "Pen belt holster."



#44 Reevers

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 17:30

When I'm not suited at work, I wear jeans. My TWSBIs survive just fine in my jean pockets. I'm not sure I'd stuff anything more expensive in there though.

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 19:20

When I carry a Pilot Petit1 I always carry it in my left-front trouser pocket.  Any other pen goes into the shirt pocket or clipped to my shirt placket.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 21:01

During the winter, all my pens go in my chest pocket of my coat, next to my lighter and cigarettes, to keep them from freezing up.


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#47 RudyR

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:14

Two pens I carry with confidence in my jeans, khaki or any pant pocket are:

 Pilot Petit 1

Kaweco Ice Sport

 

All others would not pass my test.


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