We recently had the opportunity to test out the Survival Hax – Tactical LED Pen. This device is a nice little survival tool. It has a bright LED flashlight at one end; a strikeable flint / fire-starter in the middle of the pen; and a hard carbide-tip sleeve that screws over the pen-end of the device.
The flashlight is a lot brighter than you would expect from the size. I’ve had several small LED lights over the years and this is on the brightest for its size.
And the pen writes like a nice gift set pen with smooth strokes.
We had the most fun testing the destructive capability of the carbide tip. We did this on 4 different materials: 1/8″ glass plate; a metal shaving cream can; a plastic cap; and a glass beer bottle.
For 3 of these tests, the tactical ten was dropped from a height of approximately 40″ above the surface. For the metal shaving cream can, the tactical pen was lightly swung at the can and easily punctured it. Check out the slow-motion videos below: