The Cold Steel Pocket Shark is a pen that... well i mean it is meant to... ummm... look I am just gonna plagiarize here because there is no way I can do this little bit of American crazy the justice it deserves, and I also do not want to be forced into an uncomfortable and super lame pen-mightier-than-sword quip:
"As the saying goes, "the pen is mightier than the sword." Indeed, Cold Steel makes some mighty strong swords, but this little pen makes for some clever competition. It's the biggest, baddest, permanent marker around!
Superficially, it shares many features common to most markers, but appearances can be deceptive. For starters, it's made from the glass-reinforced plastic, Grivory, the same tough material we use in our NIGHTSHADE SERIES, and features walls that are 4 times thicker than similar markers. This means it's built for impact and, in a self-defense emergency it can become an efficient Yawara stick for driving off an attacker. Plus, the screw-top cap will stay in place and won't pop off like a regular marker's cap would when you strike a percussion blow, or when obtaining joint locks or submission holds."
I thought at first that perhaps there was some sort of hidden knife blade, but it appears after some rudimentary analysis that the only stabbing portion of this device is, in fact, the pen tip itself, and the purpose is not really to stab, but to use the blunt nubs on either end to stun, bruise, jab, and generally hurt your opponent.
If you have a moment, I recommend looking at some of the Warrior Lifestyle videos on the Cold Steel website. Not because they are really good, or even entertaining. You may want to watch them simply because it is important to know what sort of people you might be dealing with out there in the wide world. People who make and/or use crazy knives.
via boing boing