BASTION Luxury Executive Bolt-Action Ballpoint Pen
SMOOTHERPRO Tactical Bolt Action Pen
Valtcan Impel Titanium Bolt Pen EDC Writer
Lock and load isn’t exactly a term we’d consider using when it comes to pens, yet that’s part of the fun of owning a bolt action pen. Just like the bolt action rifle, bolt action pens have a similar mechanism to load the nib of the pen, ready for writing. These pens are generally a lot sturdier than the run-of-the-mill plastic pens you can pick up on every street corner.
Bolt action pens are a preferred EDC item for those who want to make a statement when they’re in meetings or out in the field taking care of business. Cheap plastic pens are functional, but they are also disposable. Bolt action pens can be refilled so you can use them indefinitely and the best bolt action pens will leave a lasting impression that you are serious about your job and you’ll have it with you for many years. We’ve put a selection of bolt action pens that would make ideal gifts or a valuable addition to your briefcase.
The Best Bolt Action Pen
1BASTION Luxury Executive Bolt Action Pen
This BASTION Luxury Executive Bolt-Action Ballpoint Pen features stunning 100% stainless steel that is durable and reliable enough for every day and will be an EDC pen that you’ll love showing off. This is a retractable ballpoint pen with a crisp bolt action that is functional as well as practical. The ink is refillable so you can be sure that this is a pen that you’ll have with you for many years.
The pen comes beautifully gift-boxed so this is the perfect gift idea for someone who has just been given a promotion, your nephew, or niece as they depart for college or for yourself. After all, you also deserve a little bit of luxury and elegance in your day to day dealings. If you only get one pen, this is a must-have in your pocket or bag as you can also be used in emergency self-defense situations.
100% stainless steel
Crisp bolt action
Easy to refill
Durable & reliable
- Weight6.1 ounces
2PSI Woodworking PKCPBAPAK 30 Caliber Bolt Action Pen Kit
This is one of the most intriguing pens you’ll ever own because it’s actually a kit that you need to work on yourself. The PSI Woodworking produces bolt action rifle pens that can be customized. The PSA Woodworking 30 Caliber Bolt Action Pen kit comes with materials for 3 pens that are Parker style ballpoint pens that take the old-style black refills. The body is a 30-caliber bolt action bullet cartridge in gunmetal, chrome, or 24kt gold finishes for a stylish and elegant look you’ll love. This pen kid features a patented bold action mechanism that is reliable and durable enough for every day carrying. For some more amazing products like this one, check out our list of the best mechanical pencils on the market right now.
Woodturning project kit
30 caliber bolt action bullet cartridge
Kit includes materials for 3 pens
Gun Metal, Chrome, and 24kt Gold
3/8″ single-tube design
Patented bolt action mechanism
- BrandPSI Woodworking
- Weight8 ounces
3SMOOTHERPRO Tactical Bolt Action Pen
When it comes to EDC items, it helps when they are multifunctional like this SMOOTHERPRO Tactical Bolt Action Pen. This is an EDC ballpoint tactical pen that features a tungsten tip that can be used to break glass in an emergency situation. It has a finely CNC machined body and thread and it can take standard refills like Parker, Fisher and Schneider, etc. This is a super strong and durable pen that has been made from unbreakable aircraft aluminum metal alloy. It comes with a high-quality gift box making this an exceptional gift for someone who needs a good quality pen that will last a lifetime.
EDC tactical ballpoint pen
Finely CNC machined body and threads
Made with unbreakable aircraft aluminum metal alloy
Takes standard refills like Parker, Fisher and Schneider, etc.
Tungsten tip is used for emergency glass breaker
Comes with high-quality gift box
- Weight2.39 ounces
4EKLOEN Six-Edge Solid Brass Bolt Action Pen
For something a little different, this EKLOEN Six-Edge Solid Brass Bolt Action Pen is an eye turner. It has a hollowed-out hexagonal prism design that is unique and sturdy looking. It is made from solid brass with a precise cutting craft and a plating surface that is highly polished without any other treatment. Even so, the copper will gradually oxidize for a retro look. Bolt action bullet pens have never looked better and as this one is strong and durable; you can be certain to get a bit of pen envy when you are signing away on those work contracts in the presence of others. For special occasions when you really want to impress, make sure to choose one of these top fountain pens.
Hollow out hexagonal prism design
Made from Solid brass made with Precise cutting craft
Strong and unbreakable.
Plating surface without any other treatment
Copper will gradually oxidize for retro look
- Weight2.92 ounces
5Valtcan Titanium Bolt Action Pen EDC Writer
This Valtcan Titanium Bolt Pen EDC Writer is virtually indestructible. This is a finely detailed titanium bolt action ballpoint pen with a one-push bolt action design for the person on the move. It features an ergonomic grip with CNC finger grooves that help you keep the pen firmly in your hands. The bolt action mechanism is smooth and you’ll be able to get writing in a fraction of a second when you take this pen from your pocket. There is also a tungsten tip that can be used in emergency situations such as breaking glass or using it for self-defense. This is a stunning pen for work that will give you a professional look when you attend meetings.
Finely detailed titanium bolt action ballpoint pen
One push bolt action design
Ergonomic grip with CNC finger grooves
Tungsten tip for emergency use
Smooth bolt action mechanism
Takes most standard brand ink refills
- Weight3.27 ounces
6SHARPER GLORY Bolt Action Bullet Ballpoint Pen
The hunter in your circle will love this SHARPER GLORY Bolt Action Bullet Ballpoint Pen. This pen features a stunning wood and metal finish that is sleek, elegant, and easy to use. The ink refills are readily available and easy to replace while delivering a smooth writing experience in bolt action bullet pens that are easy to use and hold. The gift packaging is unique and is perfect for a hunter, historian, or a gun lover. It also includes a refillable leather journal, daily planner, or notebook to take with you when you’re out in the field. For the hunter or nature lover, there is even a tiny compass on the top of the pen in case you need to quickly navigate your way around a mountain.
Smooth writing and comfortable to hold
Easily replace ink refills
Stunning wood and metal finish
Compass on the top of pen
Unique gift packaging
Includes Refillable Leather Journal Diary Notebook
- BrandSHARPER GLORY
- Weight13.6 ounces
7Valtcan Impel Titanium Bolt Pen EDC Writer
Sleek, elegant, and black is one way you can describe this Valtcan Impel Titanium Bolt Pen EDC Writer. With its black matt finish and highly polished stainless-steel clip, this is one gorgeous pen that would make a great gift even for those that are usually hard to buy for. The lightweight and durable design combined with superior strength make this ideal for EDC use. Bolt action tactical pens don’t get much better or finer looking. For added confidence and security, this bolt action pen also features a tungsten tip that can be a savior in emergency situations where smashing a window needs to be fast and efficient. It is strong enough to last you for years and with ink refills easy to come by, you’ll have a trusty pen by your side for years. If you are looking for something truly innovative, check out our list of the best 3D pens.
Matt titanium finish & stainless-steel clip
Lightweight & durable design
Tungsten tip for emergency glass breaking
Durable and strong for every day EDC use
Stunning gift idea
Offers EDC confidence and security
- Weight3.2 ounces
8BOKER PLUS Tactical Pen Rocket Aluminum
The BOKER PLUS Tactical Pen Rocket Aluminum is all about elegance, but don’t let the small, compact and thin design fool you into thinking this bolt action pen is in any way flimsy. The size belies the fact that this is a well-made pen with a strong aluminum construction that also has a handy pocket clip that you can secure to your pocket for easy access throughout the day. The bayonet mechanism with the lateral slider makes transition the pen from using to storage a breeze. This pen has been designed by Darriel Caston for the serious executive who needs a small but mighty pen, perfect to use for writing in your elegant Moleskine notebook.
Strong aluminum construction
Compatible with most ink refills
Small, compact and thin
Handy pocket clip
Bayonet mechanism with lateral slider
Designed by Darriel Caston
- BrandBOKER PLUS
- Weight3.4 ounces
9EKLORN Solid Brass EDC Pocket Pen
If you’re going to sign your life away, do it with a pen that shows you are a serious contender in the corporate world. EKLORN Solid Brass EDC Pocket Pen is a beautifully crafted portable delicate signature pen in solid brass that is an absolute show stopper. It is a stunning ballpoint pen that is made of solid brass and it is strong and virtually unbreakable. The scrub surface and precise cutting craft give you a carefully polished with a plating surface that does not have any other treatment. With regular use, the brass of this pen will take on a retro-looking patina that will only enhance the beauty of this luxurious looking bolt action pen. It is the perfect accessory to keep in your EDC pocket organizer at all times.
Portable delicate signature pen
Solid brass made, strong and unbreakable.
Scrub surface, precise cutting craft.
Retro patina forms over time
- Weight3.98 ounces
10Cool Hand 6061T Aluminum Bolt Action Tactical Pen
This Cool Hand 4.9” 6061T Aluminum Bolt Action Tactical Pen definitely has a reputation for feeling cool in your hands and is a great bolt action tactical pen and pocket tool for EDC for the outdoor adventurist of those who find themselves out at night after late night classes or a shift at work. It features bolt action CNC aircraft-grade aluminum that is surprisingly strong, lightweight, and super comfortable in your hands. It is compatible with a number of different brands of ink refills so this is a pen that will be your constant companion for work or play. This bolt action pen also doubles as a DNA catcher thanks to some sharp edges around the bolt mechanics and other parts, but it can also be used effectively as a self-defense tool. The bolt action mechanism and click open/close is easy to operate and with 3 positions, you also have a great fidget pen to take your mind off of those endless board meetings.
Bolt action CNC aircraft-grade aluminum
Surprisingly strong, lightweight & comfortable
Doubles as DNA catcher or self-defense tool
Compatible with a number of ink refill brands
Bolt action mechanism & click open/close
3 positions making it sort of a “fidget pen”
- BrandCool Hand
- Weight1.6 ounces
The Benefits Of Owning A Bolt Action Pen
You may be thinking that you can use any old pen at work, including the cheap plastic disposable ones available everywhere. While you can sign documents and take notes with these pens, they aren’t much to look at. A bolt action pen is usually one that is well crafted from metals with stunning finishes. They are elegant and stylish so you’ll rule the boardroom and look like a corporate professional. These pens are generally long-lasting and as they do take refills, you are being kind to the environment as well.
Most of the benefits of bolt action pens have little to do with writing. Many have super strong tips made from tough materials such as tungsten so you can break a car window if you need to get yourself or others out in a hurry. This same type of tip can also be used to stun a would-be attacker for those leaving college campuses after evening classes, or an executive leaving the office building late at night.
We all need EDC items such as pens and if you like a little something different, these pens with bolt mechanisms are fictional, look good and write smoothly. What more could you ask for in a pen?