I spent $129 on this pen and it has ruined all other writing tools for me.

I spent $129 on this pen and it has ruined all other writing tools for me.

The Ridge Bolt Action Pen: A Delightful Writing Experience

Bolt Action Pen

I understand that everyone’s taste varies, and this applies to writing utensils as well. Whether you prefer a fine point or a medium point, a thin pen or a thicker barrel, a twist or a clicky top, or even if you’ve moved away from pens and pencils altogether, there’s a pen I have to share with you that has become an absolute delight for me to use and show off.

That pen is The Ridge Bolt Action Pen. Over a year ago, I treated myself to the carbon fiber version of this pen, and since then, all other pens pale in comparison. It’s the perfect size for me, with a great grip, smooth ink flow, and a cool bolt-action feature that keeps the ink from getting where it shouldn’t when the tip is retracted. On top of that, the carbon fiber barrel is simply a thing of beauty.

The price of this pen has become more affordable over time. While I initially paid around $129, The Ridge now offers the carbon fiber version for $89, and the non-carbon fiber iterations for $59. There’s even a gold-plated version available for $125. Whichever version you choose, you’ll find it to be your go-to pen for all occasions. Even writing checks to the U.S. government becomes a little less painful with The Ridge Bolt Action Pen. Okay, maybe not, but you get the idea.

Let’s take a closer look at the specifications of this remarkable pen:

  • CNC Lathe Knurled textured grip
  • Internally pressurized refill with a 100-year shelf life
  • Compatible with any standard Parker pen cartridge
  • Comes with Schmidt® EasyFlow 9000 medium ballpoint
  • Pen length: 5.3 inches
  • Weight: 0.9 ounces
  • Manganese spring steel clip

Each pen also includes a lifetime warranty and a 99-day risk-free trial, so if you don’t like it, you can send it back and get a full refund. But chances are pretty good that you’ll not only like it but love it.

Aluminum Navy Color Here’s how the aluminum navy color looks.

How the Pen Helps

My handwriting is atrocious. I’m not proud of it. Even when I sign books for readers, I’m embarrassed by how barely legible my penmanship is. I used to handwrite every first draft of my novels until I realized I struggled to read my own writing.

However, The Ridge Bolt Action Pen and its grippy texture have actually improved my penmanship. It’s still far from perfect, but when I use this pen, it’s mostly legible. I’ve tried many other pens, but none have had the same level of impact on my ability to write in a way that others can actually read.

If that’s not reason enough for you to try this pen, here’s another: it’s smooth. That’s not just about the ink cartridge but the carbon fiber barrel, knurled grip, and lightweight construction. This pen is an absolute joy to use. Every time I have to work with another instrument, I find myself immediately thinking, “Where’s my Ridge?”

Is The Ridge Bolt Action Pen for You?

I understand that $59 to $125 might seem like a good chunk of change for a pen. However, considering that high-end pens can cost well into the thousand-dollar range, this price range is actually quite reasonable. If you depend on ink pens and long for something more comfortable, dependable, and stylish than the standard-issue Bics, The Ridge Bolt Action Pen might just be the pen for you.

Although I primarily use my Bolt Action Pen for signing paperback books (and writing checks to the IRS), every time I pick it up, I feel like I’m punching above my penmanship’s weight. So, if you’re into pens, I strongly recommend seriously considering this purchase. It will not only impress you but also anyone who sees you using it.

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