Paper World

Retractable Sharpie


Marker pen with no cap

When I saw these retractable Sharpies in a commercial during the Super Bowl I thought finally, an ad that actually influenced me to buy something.

Mine arrived yesterday from Staples and they are everything I’d hoped they would be. The same great Sharpie ink and point, but no more cap to hold on to or put down and lose or forget about.

What the great engineers at Sanford have done is create a minuscule hinged door that operates entirely within the instrument’s barrel, opening and closing like a submarine’s hatch.

-- Joseph Stirt 03/18/18

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2006 — editors)