By Jason Hanson
Everyone knows the Tactical Pen is my favorite self-defense tool and I never leave home without it. In addition, my friends, family members, and thousands of my customers also carry the Tactical Pen.
Over the years, I’ve been sent several incredible stories from customers who have used the Tactical Pen to avoid getting kidnapped, mugged, or attacked. Today, I’d like to share a story I got last week that might be one of the most unique and interesting of all.
This story is from Bill D. and I’ll let him take it from here….
In April 2016 my wife and I took a trip to Australia. I passed through airports in San Antonio, LAX, Tokyo, and Sydney with no problems at all. We attended a Rugby match in Sydney and were invited to an after-party by some Australian friends where things got a little heated because of the final score.
A fight ensued and as I was trying to get my wife out of the way and out of the bar, someone came swinging at me out of nowhere with about a 24 oz Guinness bottle in his hand. I already had my tactical pen out and as he swung I blocked it with the blunt end of the pen.Rea the rest here.
The bottle exploded in a very loud way, which sounded like a shotgun going off. The explosion stopped the brawl instantly. All I heard was “the bloke made the bottle explode with his fingers.”
The guy who was holding the bottle and took the swing was about 6’3″ and 250 and suddenly became very sober. I’m 5’5″ and 180. He dropped what was left of the neck of the bottle, which was about 1 inch and started yelling, “this yank has steel fingers.”
They didn’t see the pen because I had already slipped it into my other hand. They checked my right hand and saw I didn’t have a mark on it. The big guy apologized and tried to hug me.
RW note: I always carry a tactical pen, see: My "Pen Collection"