Here’s a pen you can’t stab anybody with

Dan Seitz Contributing Writer, Tech

If you’re a guy, at some point, you’ve wondered if a pen is actually a dangerous weapon in the right hands. Like, could you take a guy, Bourne-style, by stabbing him in the throat with one?

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The answer, if you were wondering, is yes, and if you’re really concerned about it, we’ve got just the pen for you.

The Stab-Resistant Prison Pen is, well, exactly what it sounds like. Specifically, the pen is designed with a rubbery body and ink cartridge so that you can write with it comfortably but you won’t be able to… well… stab anybody with it.

Never one to turn down a challenge, I bought a five pack and some friends and I spent a little time trying to stab each other with these things. It turns out that instead of giving you a potentially serious puncture wound, the worst these things will do is mark up your clothes.

In fact, they’re so effective, they really are prison pens: This is what’s used in most federal prisons. Sorry, you’ll have to craft that accurate shank for your Shawshank Prison costume out of something else.

Prison Pen [ThinkGeek]

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