Tactical pens usually tailor themselves as either a writing tool or self-defense object but the Nitecore NTP20 strikes a perfect balance between the two. As a pen, the Nitecore NTP20 is incredibly versatile and comes compatible with eight different ink refills, ranging from Parker to Schneider as well as Senator and Apex cartridges. The pen itself is comprised of a premium titanium alloy which allows the pen to be quite light in the hand, weighing in at just 1.33 ounces. The pen also features a ceramic ball underneath the pocket clip which allows for a smooth draw that doesn't catch on clothing.
In terms of tactical functions, the Nitecore NTP20 offers impressive grip areas channeled into the body to help users keep their hands in all situations. The shape of the pen is also purpose-built to add leverage in defensive situations, while the tungsten tip can easily break glass in any emergency incidents.