"I designed this pen to be the ultimate field duty pen. It has all of the features that I look for in a tactical-grade pen: strength and complete functionality as a writing instrument. The GB Series features a 'gun barrel' style machined flutes to reduce weight yet the zirconium gives it a heft and strength that is unmatched."
The exclusive GB (Gun Barrel) click pen provides a discreet way to carry a ultra tough pen that offers both form and function. Matthew Martin has a knack for executing a precision instrument of the highest fit and finish.
The GB Click in Zirconium provides
- Enhanced hand grip when in your palm - due to the flared end
- Weight reduced design - due to the machined groves
- Reinforced tip/barrel - due to the increased design thickness
- Superior writing traction - due the flared writing section that you grasp with your fingers
About Zirconium (Zr)
The GB click pen is constructed from rare and expensive zirconium metal. The zirconium is machined and finished by heat flaming to a dark black finish. Zirconium, while similar to titanium, provides an extremely hard corrosion resistant material. Zirconium is also significantly heavier than Titanium. Zirconium is known as an extremely hypo-allergenic metal. Zirconium is being adopted as semi-precious jewelry metal and once heat treated has an onyx-like hard black finish. Zirconium's properties also make it an excellent choice in the surgical instrument and biomedical engineering fields.
The GB pen is 5 1/8" long. The GB Zirconium weighs in a 1.6 oz (46 grams) where as the same pen in titanium is 1.1 oz. The GB click thickness is around .420" which is larger than Martin's 375 series at .375". As far as we know, Martin is one of the only pen makers in the world using zirconium (Zr).
The GB pen is perfectly sized and at the same time offers an amazing firm grip in case you are in a close-quarters situation in which you need to protect yourself. The gun barrel style grooves down the body of the pen reduce weight and provide grip at the same time. The pen took a considerable amount of machine time to create and is make of three separate parts.
The use of CNC and CAD_CAM technology that is state of the art to design and manufacture these pens. This pen is of outstanding quality that you would expected of any MCM item.
The pen accepts Fisher Space Pen medium refills that are commonly available at office supply stores. We chose Fisher Space pen refills because Fisher Space PenÆs Sealed Pressurized Ink Cartridge performs in temperatures from -30?F to +250?F, underwater, in zero gravity, at any angleûeven upside down! The GB click uses a high quality German made ball bearing click mechanism. The length of the pen is 5 1/4". Made in the USA by Matthew Martin Pens.
Each pen comes with a bag of high quality rubber O-Rings that can be optionally placed in the grip threads for added comfort and traction.
MAKER: Matthew Martin
DESIGN: Larry Connelley - KnifeArt.com / Drafting Design - Matthew Martin
TOTAL SIZE: 5 1/4"
BODY MATERIAL: Zirconium
CARTRIDGE: Fisher Space Pen Pressurized #SPR4 Black Medium Refill - To replace the ink, unscrew the tip counter-clockwise.
5Matthew Martin Titanium and Zirconium pen, October 19, 2017Exclusive Matthew Martin Zirconium GB Click Pen
Posted By: Canisius BRODARD - verified customer
I am very satisfied with those two pens, very good quality and craftmanship. Your delivery service is also very quick. Thanks a lot.
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5WOW! Fantastic!, February 25, 2016Exclusive Matthew Martin Zirconium GB Click Pen
Posted By: Luis Lopez
I first saw this pen on Knife Art while actually looking for another pen. This GB pen got my attention by the nice curvature in the grip area and the fact that it was made out of zirconium. I thought the price was a little high but decided to purchase it since it looked well built. Shipping was extremely fast and when I received it my first impression was WOW! It looks so much nicer in person. I then proceeded to try out the functionality of the pen. The clicky mechanism is really smooth and doesn't actually make a clicking sound. The pen feels comfortable and writes smoothly. The pen comes with O-rings that you can install at the bottom grip area. It feels nice without the O-rings but wanted to see how it felt with them installed. The O-rings provided were a little too bulky in my opinion but purchased a small variety pack at my local auto parts store that were thinner and smaller which makes a big improvement. If your thinking of purchasing a nice pen within this price point I would highly recommend this GB pen. I will have a more detailed video review online soon for anyone truly interested in this pen.