In the end I’ve finally settled with the CRKT Tao. Yes it’s heavy and obvious. I like that for my situations and uses. Each of us have different requirements and lifestyles. It takes effort to open it, so it’s not coming undone in my pocket. It’s a very obvious pen, not one that is easily forgotten and taken home by random borrowers accidentally. On purpose, at least it’s an obvious item, harder to steal. It’s not going to leak or break. I’m tired of wasting $100 because a pen found it’s way into the laundry… Not to mention having to hear it from my wife later. I can use it to knock things around and bang on things and not worry about it holding up. As to writing, I like the bigger feel of the pen. Oh and I paid maybe 30 for mine.