The pen is mightier than the sword.
The English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined the saying that's lasted since the mid 19th century and could be considered more valid now than ever. Based on an Assyrian sage's teaching from around 500BC, the idea is that the words and writings of the people are infinitely more dangerous than physical violence. The last few decades of international relations have certainly proved that to be true once again.
We're not saying that our Retractable Brass Pen is what you should be bringing to a sword fight, but it's a powerful tool all the same. The Parker QuinkFlow Ballpen Refill that goes in the pen is one of the smoothest and most reliable ballpoints around while the outer brass shell and mechanism make for a long-lived and stylish pen. Whether you're writing a cheque or taking notes, this is the perfect way to tell people that you've put some thought into your lifestyle and are more than a cheap throwaway (unlike those guys with the plastic pens).
Compatible with Parker QuinkFlow Ballpen Refills
This pen pairs well with paper, though it can also go with skin (your own, preferably) or any other material that can be written on. The beauty of an accessory like this is that even if you mix your metals, it's going to look good.
Over time, the pen will patina and develop a look that's uniquely your own. This is totally normal and shouldn't change the way you use it at all. If you want, a normal brass cleaner will help remove some of this patina and restore the shine. See the second image for a pen that has developed a patina over a year of usage.