Tactical Pen - Do You Have Better Options?

Tactical Pen - Do You Have Better Options?

Dec 9th 2022

If you are reading this, you are not that keen on carrying a small knife for self-defense. Then again, who said that's the only option? There is a tactical pen and also keychains.

Considering today, you can recognize the importance of carrying a self-defense weapon. There is a wide range of self-defense tools available and the popular choice among them is modern utility knives. Among them are gentleman pocket knives, tactical knives, bushcraft knives, etc.

Survival tools with push-button mechanisms, bolt-action mechanisms made of 314 steel body or, aluminum alloy or aluminum body, and more are available in the knife market.

Their utility is what makes them versatile compared to actual weapons. And if you want something better, self-defense and combat knife options are always there.

But, even as knife enthusiasts ourselves, we know for some of you a pocket knife is uncomfortable. So, we went with keychains. More on that later. First, let us go through some benefits of carrying a small self-defense weapon.


Benefits of carrying a small self-defense weapon

The best part about a small self-defense weapon is its ability to hide in plain sight. They do not catch the attention easily. Moreover, since they look like an everyday carry objects like a pen, keychains, etc. people easily mistake them for those.

Knives on the other hand stand out. How would you feel when facing someone with a knife? Comfortable is not the word both of us are looking for. Now, imagine someone with a keychain. Does not seem scary now, does it? Not to mention the different knife laws that come along with it.

Our point exactly.



The other thing that one needs to consider is training. Advanced blades require training before you can wield them properly. But, with a small self-defense weapon, all you need is a bit of patience and you will protect yourself.

The training required with a smaller self-defense weapon is lower than with a knife.

But, how can a keychain be used as a small self-defense weapon? This is what we did to make that happen. Let us introduce you to the keychain.

A better option than Tactical Pen

Knives are not for everyone. We get that.

So, there are smaller self-defense weapons like a writing tool - a tactical pen. But, how can that be made better? How can we make it a part of our everyday lives?

Yes, we use pens too so a bolt-action tactical pen could be a good option. But, there are times we do not carry them. And, situations do not wait for anybody. But, they are basic tools with beautiful designs.

So, like you we got thinking. And after a while we decided on something, we all carry every day without fail. And that thing was keys - Home keys, car keys, or more. These small things are a part of our day-to-day life.


We never forget to take them with us. Hopefully, if not, good luck getting in your car/home my friend. That apart is where we decided on tactical keychains. It is known as a Kubotan weapon.

What is a kubotan? A kubotan is a self-defense keychain invented by Sōke Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s. It is a small, rod-like weapon that can be used to jab or strike an attacker.

The standard length of a kubotan is not more than 5.5 inches, making it a convenient and reliable self-defense tool to keep with your keys. How do you use a kubotan? There are many ways to use a kubotan in self-defense. It can be used to jab an attacker in the face, throat, or solar plexus.

It can also be used to strike an attacker with a downward motion, using the point or edges of the weapon. In addition, a kubotan can be used to apply pressure to pressure points on the body, such as the inside of the wrist or elbow. What are some benefits of using a kubotan?

A kubotan is an easy-to-carry and effective self-defense weapon. It is non-lethal and can be used against multiple attackers. In addition, it can be used to break glass in an emergency situation.



Easy carry, small, lightweight, and high utility merged into one. We do not go anywhere without our keys.

So, why not make use of that fact to our advantage, right?

OG Striker Keychain for self-defense

OG Striker, named because it is an acronym for our name OffGridKnives. But, you can use slang as well. We take pride in the quality of our knives and Kubaton. 

It is available in black finish color as well.

The OG striker is a Kubaton Weapon & Glass Breaker with a comfortable grip. We cannot stress this enough, it is far easier to carry in our day-to-day lives. Just use it with your keys, or even keep it in your car, or purse backpack. But, we prefer using it with your keys since that is always with you.

A defensive weapon with a secure grip is only useful if it's there with you in the first place. Keeping it with your keys is the best place for us. But, you can decide that for yourselves based on your convenience.

Take out an attacker, break the glass with a glass-breaking tip and handle any emergency or dangerous situation with confidence. With a self-defense weapon by your side, you'll never have to worry about being helpless in a dangerous situation again.

> Material used

The OG Off-Grid Striker is a heavy-duty yet lightweight EDC self-defense weapon made up of a single piece of 304 stainless steel clip body with excellent grip and ergonomic grip finger grooves. These extra features help them withstand any weather condition.


> Why 304 steel?

Because it provides you with tensile strength, durability, corrosion, and oxidation resistance.which makes this material durable. Also, the reason it is the most widely used stainless steel body type is because of its more than adequate grip and versatility. 

It is sometimes called by its previous name - 18/8. It refers to its composition value of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. 

> Length and Weight

The weight of these keychains stands at 4 ounces. The length is kept the same as the general Kubaton weapon i.e, 5 1/2 inches. So, it's strong enough to break something or someone, but also light enough to be attached with your keys.

Your little heavy-duty backup tool.

> Who can use it?

You and everyone else who requires an easy-to-carry self-defense weapon. It is perfect for everyone who prefers a solid grip including but not limited to students, police, military, security guards, and joggers. Take them with you on your road trips or travel. they are basically a perfect tool for everyday carry.

Our knives are over-engineered for all of your off-grid adventures.