Soul Built MARKSMITH Titanium Bolt-Action Permanent Marker
Originally funded on Kickstarter in April of 2020, the MARKSMITH marker from Soul Built really puts the “permanent” in “permanent marker” thanks to its grade 5 (Ti 6Al-4V) titanium body — the same alloy used to make aircraft turbines, among other high-performance aerospace/marine/automotive applications — making it more indestructible than any writing tool truly needs to be. And that’s exactly what makes it so awesome.
The MARKSMITH is compatible with Sharpie-branded fine-tip retractable permanent marker cartridges — although Soul Built sells their own refills in various colors — and the bolt-action mechanism not only makes the marker easy to use one-handed, but is also satisfyingly clicky and fun to fidget with.
They even put some consideration into the clip, featuring a sturdy, non-wiggly design along with layered grooves at its top to offer tactile feedback while keeping your thumb from slipping off when you use it to deploy the marker tip.