These pens might be the greatest invention since the Swiss knife, at least for people who like to be prepared for every kind of emergency situation. Bad luck can strike anytime, so it’s only natural that you want to have the right set of tools to ride it out. SOG has a solution that doesn’t involve carrying a massive tool belt hanging off your waist. They have created a multifunctional pen that can perform many functions in addition to writing.
These pen-like multi tools can easily be stashed away in a pocket protector. They contain a small assortment of essential tools that can become life-savers at the time of need. The SOG Baton comes in four versions, Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4, all of which feature anodized metal housings. Each of the Batons pens has tools like knives, pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, and even flashlights, with small variations in every version.
If you just want to use the pen for taking notes, Q1 might be the way to go. But if you want to be prepared for any urban or wilderness emergency, you should go for more functionality-laden Baton Q2, Q3, or Q4, which have many cool features but they are a bit more pricey as well.
The office-friendly SOG Baton Q series were released this year, with the Baton Q1 at a price of $54. The other three are being sold for around $67, $94, and $120, respectively. These pens are a bit expensive than an average boy scout kit, but they sure are a lot cooler!