By Andrew Liszewski
Instead of using ink the tip of this Metal Pen from Grand Illusions is made from a special metal alloy that leaves a mark on most types of paper. The website suggests it works best on the type of stock used in photocopiers and printers so I can only assume the more porous or rough the paper is the better this metal pen will work.
The technique of using a metal ‘nib’ to write on paper has apparently been around since Da Vinci’s time where he presumably used it to write his special code. And unlike a pencil the tip of this metal pen will take years to wear down but of course when it does you’ll probably need to get your hands on a pencil sharpener with a diamond edged blade. It’s too bad this thing couldn’t have surfaced before Christmas since it would have made for a great stocking stuffer for the family, gift for your office co-workers or shiv for that uncle spending the holidays in prison.
The Metal Pen is available from Grand Illusions for about $30.