Ever have to fill up forms at your local bank or a government office only to realize that you forgot to bring a pen along. We’ve all been there. It’s become increasingly more common nowadays, what with contact-tracing being required in certain establishments. That’s what makes the ForeverPen such a handy little instrument.
Claiming to be the world’s smallest inkless pen, this little guy supposedly lasts forever (or close to it) – as its name suggests – and is so tiny that you can clip it onto your keychain or bag zipper and you won’t even notice that it’s there. In this ForeverPen review, we’re going to figure out if this pen truly is as sturdy as they say and if it’s really possible to write comfortably with something so small.
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The ForevePen was created by World’s Tiniest – a company that dedicates itself to making the smallest and most convenient items for everyday use while also designing them to be environmentally friendly. Their latest product is a miniature pen that’s meant to stick with you wherever you go, without you noticing it’s even there.
Using a mix of silver and another durable metal of your choice, the ForeverPen is allegedly capable of lasting pretty much forever and doesn’t require ink to write on whatever surface. Its design allows you to easily attach it to a multitude of things and its diminutive size means that it’ll never get in your way.
Your Choice of Material
While the tip of the ForeverPen is made out of solid silver composite, you can choose which materials you’d like to have as the hilt of the pen. You can pick between grade 5 Titanium, high-purity Copper, and naval-grade Brass. Whichever you choose, all materials are remarkably durable and each of them has a distinct colour.
Acts as a Multi-Tool
Writing may be its main purpose, but the ForeverPen can be used for more than just that. Its sharp tip is capable of tearing up boxes or opening envelopes, making it even handier to keep around. Be warned, however, that repeatedly using it for that purpose may end up shortening the instrument’s life span.
For all you neat freaks out there, you’ll be glad to know that the ForeverPen’s nib is completely smudge-proof, so you won’t be seeing any fingerprints or other markings left by your hands.
Works on a Variety of Surfaces
It doesn’t matter if it’s paper, plastic, wood, or cardboard, this pen is capable of effortlessly writing quick notes on various different surfaces.
Given that it’s made out of silver and other sturdy materials, the ForeverPen can easily withstand even the harshest of climates without any impact on how well it performs.
Built with a little hoop on its base, you’ll be able to attach this little guy onto pretty much whatever you like, whether it’s your coat zipper, keyring, necklace, or even the belt loop of your pants.
Built for Comfort & Precision
One look at how small the ForeverPen is and you’d immediately have concerns regarding how comfortable it could possibly be to write with. Luckily enough, it was specifically engineered with accuracy and balance in mind, making it deceptively easy to use despite its size.
|Nib Material||Solid silver composite|
|Other Materials||Titanium, copper, or brass|
Build & Design
The ForeverPen was certainly built to last, with its solid silver composite nib and your choice of high-quality titanium, copper, or brass. It’s a kind of toughness that renders it pretty much immune to even the harsher elements, allowing the pen to last your entire lifetime if you care for it right. The silver tip sports a muted grey colour while the shade of the rest of the instrument depends on which material you select.
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Titanium is a shiny silver, copper has a bit more of an orange hue, while brass gives off a sort of golden glow. There’s not much to go on in terms of style, given that the ForeverPen is just a hair shorter than an inch, but it is elegant-looking given its simple design and the different coloured materials give it a welcome degree of personalization. Plus, the little loop on its body allows you to hang it on a variety of things, making the pen incredibly functional.
How does it work?
The ForeverPen utilizes the age-old art of silverpoint which was used early in the renaissance era, though back then artists would often use a primer to accompany it. Silverpoint acted as a successor to metalpoint since silver was deemed to blunt less easily compared to metals like lead or tin. Silverpoint persisted as the preferred drawing technique of artists until graphite was finally discovered and pencils eventually became mainstream.
If you’re in the market for a portable writing instrument that lasts long and won’t sit awkwardly inside your pants pocket, then the ForeverPen should definitely be on your radar. This petite pen measures less than an inch so it’ll fit in your pocket without you noticing it’s even there. It’s also designed to have a small loop that you can use to attach it to various things, like a keychain or zipper tab, allowing you to bring it with you at all times with no hassle.
The pen itself is incredibly durable thanks to its silver composite tip and tough metal body, and the fact that it incorporates silverpoint drawing technique means it’ll never need an ink refill. While balance and comfort were taken into consideration when designing the ForeverPen, bigger hands like my own will still have a bit of trouble grasping the pen comfortably. But that’s to be expected with a pen that size, really. As miniature pens go, you just can’t beat the ForeverPen.