The perfect companion to your DOD issue green notebook? Behold the Made in USA Embassy Pen from Calif.Â military (paramilitary?) outfitter Country Comm. These pens have been around for a little while, but when County Comm â€” who manufactures these bad boys in their machine shop for government contracts â€” occasionallyÂ has some extras (overages?) it drops them into its online shop so faux-woodsman-wannabe-tough-guys like me can buy them and look cool. But seriously, the Embassy Pen seems overkill to me, which is why I like it. I suspect it will last forever. Not to mention the fact that the pen-gut-parts are made by the Fisher Space Pen guys, which enables the Embassy Pen to work in temperatures ranging from -30Â°F to +250Â°F. That kind of shit always comes up during my life as a Manhattan-dwelling faux-millitary-creative-type. For example, what if I dropped my regular pen in my fancy latte? Ruined. But not with the Embassy Pen.
But again, seriously, these things are cool. I own two, and you can too, regardless of yourÂ day-job.Â More info than you ever needed to know about the Embassy pen can be learnedÂ Â in this video. Purchase one here.