ZeroHour APEX Bolt Action: Tactical Pen + Hidden HEX Bit Tool

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Tactical Pens

APEX BOLT is the next generation of ZEROHOUR’s best-selling tactical pen. Designed with indestructible materials and a waterproof ink cartridge, BOLT reaches the next APEX with a bolt action release, ceramic glass-breaking tip, removable pocket clip, and a hidden hex-bit screwdriver for precision repairs. The original APEX has been so...
$ 59.00

APEX BOLT is the next generation of ZEROHOUR’s best-selling tactical pen. Designed with indestructible materials and a waterproof ink cartridge, BOLT reaches the next APEX with a bolt action release, ceramic glass-breaking tip, removable pocket clip, and a hidden hex-bit screwdriver for precision repairs.

The original APEX has been so successful that we’ve issued it in six stunning finishes since its debut! While we are proud of our original writing warrior, we have also been hard at work improving its features, based on your feedback.

A screw cap adds weight and elegance to your pen, but it also adds time to your work. Click pens are an efficient solution, until they accidentally click ink all over your clothes. The bolt action mechanism saves time with a single-handed pen release, yet securely locks your pen in position, keeping the ink where you want it.

For all the fidgeters out there, bolt action also gives you a new way to play with your pen, unlocking your imagination with a fun and simple tactile release.

We’ve replaced the sharp steel point with a ceramic ball bearing. It's still capable of breaking glass when you need to enter or exit a space quickly, or for self-defense to strike an assailant in close combat.

The smooth ceramic ball bearing allows you to keep the tip exposed without poking or scratching yourself unexpectedly. While the ceramic tip is pocket-safe, if you’d like to switch it up, we are also developing a flat cap add-on.

Unscrew APEX BOLT from the cap to reveal a hidden hex bit socket:

Convert your tactical pen to a precision screwdriver capable of repairing common consumer electronics and household items.

With BOLT by your side, you can open your computer frame, fix your glasses, or tighten the screws on your favorite ZEROHOUR product. We will offer an optional 33-bit set that supports Flathead, Phillips, Hex and TORX bits.

  • Flat-head bits: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Torx bits: T10, T15, T20, T25, T30, T40
  • Metric bits: H2 (1.5mm), H3 (2.5mm), H4 (4mm), H5 (6mm), H6 (7mm)
  • Pozidriv bits: 2 x PZ0, 2 x PZ1, 2 x PZ2, 2 x PZ3
  • Phillips bits: 2 x PH0, 2 x PH1, 2 x PH2, 2 x PH3
  • Hex Extender: 60mm

APEX BOLT's shredded for duty body puts some real muscle behind one of the smallest and strongest everyday carry tactical pens ever.

Available in three stunning finishes, each one offers a different feel: BLACK MATTE ALUMINUM is light and grippy; POLISHED TITANIUM is smooth and refined; and SANDBLASTED TITANIUM has that natural grit.

An improved ergonomic grip and balanced weight distribution make BOLT feel extremely smooth and light in the hand, while the premium metals give your pen nearly indestructible strength.

APEX BOLT is a true pen of ice and fire: both alloys are guaranteed to make it through the toughest conditions, and we’ve given our prototypes the beating to prove it.

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We have retained the groundbreaking look and feel of APEX’s original design while adapting it to BOLT's new features. Its rugged, ventilated body reveals the unique brass cartridge locked and loaded inside.

APEX BOLT's brass ink cartridge is none other than the patented Fisher Space Pen refill (Medium Black PR4). Nitrogen-pressurized and sealed, with a tungsten carbide ball and stainless steel point, the Fisher cartridge can write in zero gravity, underwater, over wet and greasy paper, at any angle, and from -30 °F to 250 °F!

We chose the Fisher Space Cartridge as our exclusive ink refill because it’s simply the best and most reliable one ever made. NASA, armed forces, public safety, and outdoor enthusiasts depend on Fisher’s durability, versatility, and thixotropic ink, which writes three times longer than an ordinary ballpoint.

And by wrapping BOLT around the Fisher Space cartridge's shorter 3.5” profile, we were able to keep total body length at only 5.5”, making it one of the smallest multi-tool pens available.

Classic APEX versus BOLT
Classic APEX versus BOLT

We’ve taken BOLT to the next level with features to meet more of your everyday carry needs.

Whether you’re indoors or out in the field, APEX is ready to engage in word battle or real battle. When deployed skillfully, your BOLT adds new truth to the old saying: the pen is mightier than the sword.

We want BOLT to be convenient for you to carry wherever you go, but when you make it home or to the office, you need to be able to show off this fine writing instrument.

ZeroHour's custom pen stands have the style you want and the weight you need to complete the look, made from the same materials as your BOLT, 6061 aircraft aluminum and Grade 5 Titanium.

Each stand will be pre-installed with an o-ring, so you can rest your pen straight up or off to a side of your choosing.

  • Dimensions: Length 5.5", Diameter 0.5"
  • Pen Weight: Aluminum 23.8 grams (0.84 ounces), Titanium 35.7 grams (1.26 ounces)
  • Stand Weight: Aluminum 80 grams (2.82 ounces), Titanium 125 grams (4.4 ounces)
  • Space Refill: 3 grams (0.10 ounces)
  • July 2018: Campaign goes LIVE!
  • August 2018: Mass production begins
  • September 2018: APEX BOLT arrives
  • December 2018: DELIVER REWARDS!

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


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