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Sliding Pen / Pen

Sliding Pen

More often than not, we tend to place ink pens into our pockets: front, back, top, etc. And many of us have experienced at least once in our lives the dreaded ink leak that leaves our clothes stained forever. We hope to prevent these incidents from occurring once and for all.

The point of the pen has been placed at the top of the pen, above the clip, breaking the general idea that the point should always be at the bottom. With the point always facing upwards at all times, leaks will never be a problem. The clip has also been mechanized for the point to slide down into the pen when clipping the pen into a pocket.


Sangmyung University

Sangmyung University
Cheonan-si, South Korea