Fisher Space Pen - Futura Pen Review

The Fisher Futura is a pen I really don't know a whole lot about at this point other than it is a discontinued model.  Not sure if it is from the 70's, 80's, 90's... I'll have to look into it more.

I found this one secondhand for super cheap and thought it might be cool to add to my pen holder as I enjoy the Fisher brand.   Not in perfect condition as it has some scratches, nicks, and wear, but is decent.

On a side note, when I hear "Futura", my mind is instantly taken to the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car which would eventually be modified into Adam West's iconic Batmobile.  Pretty sweet.  (Recently sold for $4.62 million this year...price tag; not so sweet.) 

The Fisher Futura is a very thin pen, but it would probably compare closest to the Zebra F-701 in build quality and feel (which can also be modified to take the Fisher refill).  

The Futura appears to have a stainless steel body and chromed brass tip.  When unscrewing the tip and peeking inside, the "innards" appear to be brass which is comforting.  Other than the thinness, the pen has a good weight and feel.  

The black knurling choice I thought was pretty cool, but as you can see from the picture tends to chip overtime.  There are some really great machined lines on the tip of the pen that adds just some subtle design interest that I found to be appealing.  

Notice the ding in the chrome tip...battle scars from the previous owner. 

As far as writing quality, the pen of course is compatible with the Fisher PR series which allows for all the crazy writing situations you may find yourself in...

Some other damage I found on it were some scratches on the clip.  If this was an everyday carry type pen for someone, this is to be expected though. 

I am not a huge fan of the click mechanism on this pen.  I'm going to blame it on age and wear, but the click feels almost gummy.  There is a distinct click, but there is a drag and it feels like it catches.  It is hard to explain...  It is more when the tip is retracting back into the pen where it feels like it snags; it just isn't very enjoyable.

Unless you are a super Fisher fanatic, I'm not sure I would try to seek out a really nice model of the Futura.  I found this one on eBay for less than $10.  If you want a nice clicky Space Pen, I'd go with the AG7.