No man should every be caught without something to write with. But not just any pen will do; you want an implement that'll be able to take a beating, so no matter the circumstances, you'll be prepared. This SCHON DSGN pen is up to the task. The body is made solid stainless steel that's been treated with an exceptionally tough PVD DLC finish, the same one used by high-end watchmakers, and it's closed with a brass screw, cut by a historic Massachusetts screw maker. The pen also comes with a pressurized space pen ink cartridge, so you can write whenever - and wherever - you want. Your Bic certainly can't do that.