Knives are multi-purpose tools which can provide whoever is using the knife a variety of uses. For example, a Japanese knife can cut a variety of different foods with extreme precision while it can also double as a self-defence weapon. This makes the knife more valuable as it has multiple uses, particularly as a self-defence tool in times of need. Studies have shown that in a self-defence situation, the tool closest to you will be the most handy; wouldn’t it be nice if it was a Japanese knife?
In a self-defence situation, it will be unlikely that you have a tool such as a knife to defend yourself with. This is why I recommend carrying a tactical pen with you at all times to provide yourself piece of mind wherever you go! A tactical pen is similar to a Japanese knife because they are both multi-functional tools. Tactical pens are designed primarily as a high quality writing utensil.
They can be used upside down right or right side up; they can be used in a variety of different environmental situations such as rain or snow, and they are extremely durable. The durability of a tactical pen can be credited to its anodized aluminum exterior which is designed to be both lightweight and fracture proof. For this reason, tactical pens are carried daily by people in the military and other professional careers.
Beyond the primary design, a good tactical pen are also designed to be self-defence tools. Pens make a great self-defence tool as people tend to carry a pen with them most places anyways. As mentioned earlier, studies have shown that the tool closest to you in a self-defence situation will help you the most.
With most brands, one end will be chiselled and able to pierce flesh if need be – to see an overview of tactical pens click here. Hopefully, you will never need to actually use the tactical pen to pierce flesh but if necessary, it’s good to know you have a tool with you. Beyond the chiselled cap, tactical pens will also have ‘glass-breaker,’ tools built in which will allow you to break glass in the case of an emergency situation. This can obviously be extremely helpful beyond a self-defence situation as events such as vehicle accidents can often require glass to be broken.
Finally, another feature I like about tactical pens is their ability to travel. Unlike Japanese knives, a tactical pen can be carried anywhere including on airplanes and other public places. And since you never know when you’ll need to use self-defence, it’s best to have a tool which will be reliable in any situation.