The Fisher Space Pen Cap-O-Matic is your basic click pen and has a rather plain design. The top portion of the barrel and clip is made of chrome plated brass and the lower portion is made of plastic. The plastic seems to be prone to scratching and is not as durable as I imagined. Honestly, the design is so plain that there isn't much more to say about it.
Even though the Cap-O-Matic lacks a unique design, it provides a smooth writing experience. The pen provides some of the cleanest lines I've seen from a ballpoint. Many people swear that it is one of the smoothest ballpoint pens on the market and I agree. The Cap-O-Matic holds the same refill as my favorite pocket pen the Fisher Space Pen Bullet. So how does the Fisher Space Pen differ from other ballpoint pens? The Fisher Space Pen was the first anti-gravity pen developed by Paul Fisher in 1965. The pen was also the first pen capable of being used in outer space. The cartridge is pressurized with nitrogen gas so that it does not rely on gravity to work. It can be used in freezing cold, extreme heat, underwater, and upside down.
My only issue with the Cap-O-Matic is the thin barrel. After extended use, my hand begins to cramp and my fingers become quite sore. Much like the Parker Jotter, this pen's barrel is a bit too thin for those with larger hands. If Fisher widened the barrel just a tad, this would be my ballpoint pen of choice for everyday use.
Penman's Final Remark:
The Cap-O-Matic, like the Bullet, provides a smooth writing experience; however, it lacks comfort for those with larger hands and also lacks character. The pen is great for jotting quick notes but is not a pen you should plan on using for a full day.