The classic Messograf pen from German company Cleo Skribent is the pen that could send me back to ink on paper. The metal-barreled ballpoint packs an array of extras into its slim body that would put many multi-tools to shame.
Along its shiny sides you’ll find a four-inch Vernier caliper (with scales of 0.1mm and 1/16-inch), a metric screw-thread scale and a tire-tread depth-gauge. Press on the end and, of course, the pen pops in and out.
Not only that, it is made of chromium-plated brass, and will therefore outlast not just my current crop of iPads and other gadgets, but probably all such devices I will ever own. Hell, it’ll probably even outlast me.
It’s not new, but design like this doesn’t have to be. The price? A mere $28, or a mere 40-cents per year for the whole of a 70-year life (plus refills).
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German Multi-Tool Pen Engineered to Outlast its Owner
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