A Bolt Of Lightning
Our friends Chadwick and Joe, the two founders behind Tennessee-based BIGiDESIGN, have been crushing the EDC space since 2009.
Their industry-leading EDC ranges from pocket tools to knives, pens, and more. They’ve been finalists in our Carry Awards, and they're a long-time community favorite.
Each one of the BIGiDESIGN finely-designed pieces is focused on clean, functional, minimalist design. And like us, they’re self-admitted huge fans of titanium. The lightweight, strong, beautifully finished ruler of all metals.
But why carry a pen for everyday carry? There’s a common phrase used by carry experts: 'slice, write, light', which represents the holy trinity of necessary EDC items to have in one’s pockets to be prepared at all times. Knife, pen, flashlight.
The EDC pen is used to jot down notes and new ideas, to sign documents, to sketch new carry concepts, to make plans to take over the world, and about 1 billion other things.
Bolt pens are classic and strong and fail-proof. For good reason – there are no caps to misplace and it's an incredibly reliable mechanism that will serve you a lifetime. The bolt action is smooth and fun (and works like a makeshift fidget toy). And BIGiDESIGN makes the most versatile Bolt Action ever. So the Bolt it is.
But… Bolt Action Pen for full-sized writing pleasure? Or Mini Bolt Action Pen for EDC pocketability? Internally we tried to weigh out which one is most useful… and both came out on top. So, we’re rolling with both.