Want a pen that can take a beating and lets you scribble upside down, under water and at virtually any temperature? The CountyComm Embassy uses pressurized Fisher refills and sports a rugged chassis. The basic black model (US$54.95), available exclusively at countycomm.com, is fashioned out of knurled anodized aluminum at CountyComm’s machine shop in California. It also produces limited editions in more luxe metals. We lent an Embassy to a team of archaeologists, and it survived being stomped on, smacked with shovels and being slammed in a pickup truck’s tailgate. Only when bashed between a pair of rocks did it snap, so the pen should enjoy an exceptionally long life at your office or home.