Best pens & pen refills according to redditors

We found 6,542 Reddit comments discussing the best pens & pen refills. We ranked the 2,675 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Pens & Pen Refills:

u/PixelStitchedUnicorn · 625 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Woman here. I buy men's razors. They're cheaper, last longer, and are better quality overall. No reason to pay more for the pink razors unless you're going into the fancy ones that have the soap around the blades or something. It's just marketing that works...unlike Bic's pens for her. (Seriously though, read the reviews, they're great)

u/IShitOnYourPost · 201 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

They will fit in a purse right next to the Bic for her pens.

u/LNMagic · 178 pointsr/AskReddit

Some pens are just better than others. I'd recommend the Zebra F-301. You can pick up a 2-pack at an office supply store or Walmart for about $3.00. These pens will motherfucking write any time you need them. I've used them outdoors for years. It doesn't matter if the paper's soggy (though the ink will bleed), or even hard frozen at -50. It's going to work. Stop wasting a quarter on a crappy pen and get one that's going to last until it runs dry.

u/JORFICT · 154 pointsr/xxfitness

I wanted to take notes on what you said here, but I forgot to bring my [Bic for Her pen] ( today so I can't. :(

Highly recommend the pens though, I bought them based on the Amazon reviews...

u/ThisIsWhatICarry · 153 pointsr/AskMen

I'll interpret "guy stuff" as "EDC stuff".

u/defeldus · 136 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Hydroflask water bottle $20

O-light brass keychain flashlight - $20

Snowpeak titanium spork - $8

Kershaw Chill pocket knife - $15

Leatherman Wingman - $30

Logitech G502 - $40

Fisher space pen - $11

Park Tool MT-1 bike tool (handy for many tasks) - $10

u/HatefulWallaby · 120 pointsr/TrollYChromosome

Here are the Amazon comments - sort by "top" and enjoy the hilarity.

u/ArtfulAusten · 118 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

But in this case, no, it’s actually quite affordable. You can get a cheap holder for around 5 dollars and a pack of 10 nibs for $7.

u/mustard_mustache · 95 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Yup. They're a real thing. You should check out the Amazon reviews for them. They're hilarious.

u/franchtoastplz · 79 pointsr/TeenMomOGandTeenMom2

Here is a link to the Etsy book that I started lettering with! I started lettering about 1 year ago after purchasing this book from Etsy. It comes with the best beginner pens to practice. It shows you multiple ways to write each letter so you can find your own style.

The pen i'm using in this video is the Micron 08. The glitter gel pens are the Pentel Sparkle Pop Gel Pens.

My FAVORITE small brush pen is the Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip.

u/mangusman07 · 77 pointsr/StonerEngineering

I challenge you to find something more permanent (and less potentially dangerous) then your plastic Bic downstem.

Zebra makes a 501 pen that's stainless steel body, in case you want to continue using pens

Edit: it's actually the 301

u/Brikachu · 64 pointsr/badwomensanatomy
u/Chevron · 59 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

Looks to me a lot like the Tombow brush pens I like to use for this style of brush calligraphy.

u/beley · 53 pointsr/EDC

From top to bottom:

Fisher Space Pen - $18

Popular, cheap, writes anywhere and on almost anything.

The Pen Project (originally from Kickstarter) - $60 (I paid $30)

Uses the Fisher Space Pen cartridge, milled out of aluminum. Backed this project on Kickstarter but didn't really like the pen's design - little too thick and didn't like that it used the Fisher cartridge.

Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - $52.50

Awesome EDC pen, writes extremely well, lightweight, cap posts to the pen, overall just a great EDC pen if you like fountain pens.

Ti Pocket Pro (also originally from Kickstarter) - $75 (I paid $65)

My newest addition to the collection... just got this a couple weeks ago. Accepts over 80 refills but ships with a gel-ink cartridge that writes similar to the G2 pens. Love the rich, smooth ink and the design of the pen. Made out of solid titanium.

u/bitchbecraycray · 46 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop
u/hotdimsum · 41 pointsr/AskWomen

reminds me of the snarky Amazon reviews on those Bic pens FOR WOMEN.

u/DrStalker · 40 pointsr/interestingasfuck

This particular pen looks like a dip pen; check out your local art store or hunt around online. They start pretty cheap like this; you then put the nib into a holder, dip it in ink, and make a huge fucking mess everywhere. Then you keep practicing until you can make lovely calligraphy.

You can also get flexible fountain pens. /r/fountainpens for all the fountain pen advice you will every need. Non-flex fountain pens start very cheaply (I love the Jinhao 599 which is under $2 delivered from alixepress and a Platinum Preppry for super fine writing which was AU$7) with flex pens starting out a bit more expensive for a basic modern one and then a few more for a vintage flex nib or custom made flex nib.

Basically, you can choose the price point you want a pen for and there will be something in that range for you, though after a certain point you'd paying for cosmetic design and random diamonds being shoved in and exclusivity rather than a better pen.

u/hibryd · 38 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Even more Amazon reviews for the retractible version

> I accidentally grabbed one of these pens (the lovely purple one) out of my wife's purse and instantly got my period. Now I'm feeling bloated and weepy.

> For those who haven't actually tried this pen, it is easy to make fun of. I LOVE this pen. When I click on it, it sometimes releases an eraser-sized nub of chocolate. At other times, a Fabio-like voice in dulcet tones says "Math eez hard. But you can do it" or "Take a break. Ez time too watch Dr. Phil!". It really just gives me the extra motivation to go on with my day. Also, it has amazing built-in smart technology! When I see my patients using this pen, the pen automatically detects the awkward situation because it knows to say "Do not worry, the real doctor will be in soon." Thankfully, the pen then signals to my male colleague, who will arrive with his "For Him - Bic Magnum" pen, designed to write OVER "For her" scribbles. Lives saved. Thanks, Bic!!!

u/ElephantTeeth · 35 pointsr/pics

I’m a woman. He’s the one that assumed.

Edit: Shortly after I moved out of my childhood home, my dad sat me down and gave me a speech about how I’d have to do things for myself now (seriously), and he presented me with a tool kit. All the handles had a flower print on them.

Both of these men have my best interest at heart, but I guarantee that they each spent an extra 10% at least for an unnecessary bit of decoration.

It’s like when BIC branded that one set of pens for women (Read the reviews!). Why?

u/Libelia · 33 pointsr/melbourne

It's one of those stupid everyday sexisms that are annoying and unnecessary. A pen is a pen. Making it pink or easy write or whatever is just stupid marketing noise that no one really needs. And it serves to reinforce tired sexist tropes that really just need to go somewhere and die. Exhibit A:*Version*=1&*entries*=0

u/SimpleJoint · 31 pointsr/fountainpens

Cheapest ink per ml.

Ink 350ml INK350BB (japan import)

u/sinoatrialtoad · 31 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Don't forget! She'll need an extra-special pen to write that letter.

u/Cuddle_Apocalypse · 31 pointsr/AskWomen

Offhand, the Amazon reviews for those are amazing though.

Edit: Make sure to look at all the five-star reviews. Seriously. I was in stitches the first time I read those.

u/SgtFrownyBiscuits · 30 pointsr/minimalism

This may be a trigger rabbit hole for some but I absolutely stand by my day-to-day work pen. Pilot Precise V5 RT. It's a thing of beauty; writes a sharp black line, comfortable grip, retractable so I can click it incessantly. They may not last a lifetime like fountain pens or whatever, but they blow my standard office's pens out of the water.

u/evet · 30 pointsr/feminisms

Making a sexist joke (variations on "Go make me a sandwich") and then ducking behind a shield of "I meant it ironically!" is not acceptable. It's just tired and cliched.

Ironic sexism like in the reviews for Bic's pen for women are friggin' hilarious.

Note that some of those hilarious, ironic reviews are apparently written by men. I would say that male allies can be ironic about sexism. It has to be clear from the context of the joke that they are really mocking the sexism.

Another example is MST3K or Riff Tracks, which riff a lot of old movies that have huge amounts of sexism. The male actors make a lot of ironic sexist jokes. But it is clear from the context that they are really attacking the underlying sexist attitudes depicted in the movies.

So men don't get a free pass by saying "I'm being ironic!" after saying something sexist. If they have to make that disclaimer then it was not clear from the context that their target was sexism itself.

u/SaintApple · 29 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes


u/ejchristian86 · 27 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Best one from the actual page:

>Would be more effective if much thicker. Could not find battery compartment? Waste of my weak and ineffective lady money.

u/mylifeisprettyplain · 27 pointsr/relationship_advice

I'm with you. I didn't realize there were "men's" foods and "women's" foods. So now my food is gendered in addition to pens , body wipes , and ear buds ?

u/lightuptrainers · 26 pointsr/blogsnark

I feel like GOMIers are the target market for 'BiC For Her'

u/Rye22 · 24 pointsr/ems

I use Zebras.

No, you cant borrow one.

u/xanadead · 24 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm just saying there's no need for womens pens. Example

u/sharpcheddar3 · 23 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn
u/s2wjkise · 22 pointsr/pharmacy
u/littlebabyburrito · 19 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Cue the "for her" items too, like Bic For Her pens. Major props to the trolls who wrote those hilarious reviews at the bottom

u/Semiorganic · 17 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I dunno if they're real reviews though. I don't know where all the people come from, but there's some sort of Amazon Funny Reviews Brigade that posts a lot of comments on a lot of obscure and absurd items (for example the banana slicer, "For Her" pens, and Tuscan Whole Milk)

u/Coffchill · 17 pointsr/funny

There's also BIC pens for her.

u/SlimSlamtheFlimFlam · 16 pointsr/pharmacy

> Pilot G2 pens

If you're feeling like BD pen needles the Pilot G2 pens in the Ultra Fine (0.38) size is great. I haven't had to scrunch an address onto a prescription in ages.

u/CornFedCactus · 16 pointsr/AirForce

Having both nonned and non-nonned, this is the only right write answer.

u/Lunatic350 · 16 pointsr/funny

What resounding rebuttal. I have completely changed my opinion of this text, as your stunning handwriting analysis showcases that it is clearly a useless waste of paper.

Well, either that or that he's using a lady pen.

u/KnittyPitity · 16 pointsr/Cynicalbrit

The point that stuck out to me was when she said no one really asks how a character like nathan drake represents men where as all female characters are asked about their representation of women.
I've never really thought about either gender irl representation, just like I've never thought about irl representation of comic book characters, or characters from novels or movies. I watch/read/play to escape reality where I can put myself into the protagonist and save the world or even just matter in a significant way in that world for a bit everyday, when in reality I'm so insignificant to not matter except as a demographic to a marketer.
To be honest I think marketing pink pens for girls much more insulting then anything I've seen in video games. I'm a woman and pink everything or flower everything bugs me more then tit physics in video games.
All that being said I really like the interview format. Keep up the good work TB.

u/Osgoodbad · 16 pointsr/fountainpens

Why would you assume that it's mostly men? What makes it a "man" pen?

Edit: Obligatory [Bic for Her] (

u/bramblyhedges · 15 pointsr/EDC

Clockwise from top left:

OLPR Leather Minimalist Wallet

Nite Ize Steel Key Rack with Molle velcro strap and key ring

Attached to it are my 64GB Toshiba Flash Drive, Gerber Shard and keys.

Zebra Mini T-3 that I clip in the spine of my wallet

Fisher Space Pen Bullet

Generic lighter

Field Notes but in the dot-graph version

Military issue Victorinox Bantam, couldn't find black online

Nicron B10 Rechargeable Flashlight

Gerber Dime

First ever pocket knife, the Tac-Force Spring Assisted Knife

iPhone 8 Plus

u/BeastKiller450 · 14 pointsr/EDC
u/lurkotato · 14 pointsr/AskEngineers
u/invisiblebob8616 · 14 pointsr/fountainpens

Well the obvious recommendation for this is 350mL of Pilot blue/black. Should last a lifetime! Other than that, it would be worth checking out the various blue/blacks offered by Diamine, Pilot/Iroshizuku, Lamy, Monteverde, Pelikan, and Robert Oster.

u/BombshellMcJenkins · 14 pointsr/TumblrInAction

So saucy TW: Amazon

u/AppleSpicer · 14 pointsr/AskSocialScience

>This is interesting.

Yes!! This is one of my favorite subjects. Jodi Pfarr has an excellent video explaining how dominant and minority groups interact. I wish I could show it to you but it's kept under lock and key by a third party publisher. I'll try to sum it up as best I can. I'm going to go into some issues that are pretty hot right now. Know that I use these just as examples and I don't want to open a debate about their specifics.

The dominant group and minority groups have equally valid narratives built through their perspectives. Those perspectives are world views built through socialization. For example, I'm perceived as white and therefore experience white privilege in the ways articulated in that Invisible Backpack article I linked in my previous comment. That doesn't mean my experience is less valid, it just means I've been treated differently just because of my skin color in a way that's very different than the experiences of people of color.

Growing up, I saw the police as upholders of justice in the neighborhood. All my interactions with the police were positive except for that one speeding ticket, and heck, I totally deserved it.

However, people of color, particularly certain races, often have a very different experience with the police. Any African American person likely has a story of a time when they or a person they know was unjustly harassed by the police for no reason other than the color of their skin. Many have a very different experiences and conclusions on whether or not the police are trustworthy. Take a look at this graph about perceptions of the investigation of Brown's death in Ferguson: Source article here

Look at that racial division. Majority white people trust the investigation. Majority black people don't. They see the prevalent racism in the police force we're never exposed to. They understand what it's like to be singled out for their race by the police and their humanity disregarded in a way that people who are white will never understand from a first person perspective. We can hear/read about it, but we'll never truly experience it, so we'll never have that same world view.

Again, these worldviews are all equally valid, but our own isn't a good make up of the big picture. Author John Steinbeck traveled to a city with another author friend of his and both wrote about their experiences. When the trip was over they compared essays and Steinbeck remarked that if he didn't know better he'd swear they visited a completely different place. Both were correct, but only a partial view.

When you talk about minorities and dominant groups, things get even harrier. By definition, the dominant group gets all sorts of invisible backpack bonuses. One of those bonuses is being seen as "normal". The dominant group is the "norm" and the minority group is the "other". There's toys for kids and toys for girls, there's vitamins and women's vitamins, there's bic pens and bic pens for her, etc.

The dominant perspective/worldview is also what's presented as normal. This is a very complex issue that spans many social science fields from sociology where studies examine dominant view impacts on statistical trends of a group, sometimes as large as a country population (for example in one study students were primed by being reminded that they are female did more poorly than the control group of female students who were not primed), to psychology where the dominant view impacts are studied in an individual who may internalize the dominant view or come to reject it.

So when it comes to social movements you're looking at a social minority group, who has realized there's a social problem they want to change. They recognize it because it's intrinsic to their experiences as a minority group, yet the dominant group doesn't have that perspective. What often happens is the dominant group becomes reactionary to minority group voices. "I've never seen that before!" when said in a normal voice by a single individual becomes a massive wave that smashes into the minority group. It's the dominant group's responsibility to listen, not speak to the minority group and take in what they say as an equally valid conclusion that stems from vastly different experiences that they will never personally experience. In order to understand someone else you have to temporarily suspend your own world view and listen. This is the core of a lot of Pfarr's work.

At this point you might ask, "well shouldn't the minority listen to the dominant group's views too? That's what a discussion is all about, right?" The answer is that they've already heard the dominant narrative over and over on a daily basis, either as a constant hum in the background or being screamed from many mouths in the foreground. Due to the nature of being a dominant group, their voice is always so loud no matter how softly each individual tries to speak. In contrast, the minority group's voice is so small even if individuals are screaming at the top of their lungs. So it's the dominant group's responsibility to suspend their worldviews and take the time to listen without comment.

An example of this comes from a book a federal government employee wrote about his time working with a local Native American tribe. He came in with the expectation that they would get moving on the project of mutual land management as soon as he arrived. To his surprise no one from the tribe was remotely interested in working with him or even talking to him. And whenever he did get someone talking they gave him an angry rant about all the ways they've been manipulated and exploited by white people and the US government. Our author was initially hurt, understandably, and would try to explain that he wasn't responsible for their suffering. To his further surprise their reaction was complete rejection. He found a few tribe members who would talk to him more openly and tried to explain that before moving forward, past grievances had to be addressed. The local tribe had been hurt too many times by white people and the encroaching government to trust the next white guy who shows up with a big smile and nice sounding promises. Before moving anywhere forward, they needed to know he was going to listen to them, know their perspective and history of exploitation and suffering (which so many others never cared to learn), and know that he would keep every promise no matter how seemingly insignificant. Once our author began listening, instead of giving his own views, and building up trust a little at a time he started getting somewhere. It took him years to build the relationships he needed to perform his job effectively and writes about how frustrating it was, especially at first when he was enduring many people's painful memories and anger directed at him. Through it all he writes that it was an invaluable experience and he learned to appreciate the opportunities of honesty and openness that were shared with him. He gained a much better understanding of the people he was hired to work with and through that relationship was able to act as a respected intermediary between them and the government. His experiences show how important it is for someone of the dominant group to listen to the minority group, hear what they have to say, and take it as a valid and true perspective equal to their own. This is key for social progress. Some background info, his five predecessors didn't last a year and very likely all his initial discussion points were bad echos of the last five failed attempts.

TL;DR Here's where I answer your question building on stuff I said previously. Sorry I wrote a book but I wanted to build up some key points first.

>So, if I'm understanding correctly, despite the dominant group's larger numbers, the unacknowledged privileges which they hold hurt their credibility and therefore their opinions are, objectively, not as extreme as they appear? Hopefully this analogy isn't too ridiculous, but are you basically saying that if I have an apple and an orange, I could say that the apple isn't as apple-y as the orange is orange-y because the apple grew in different conditions? Is that another oversimplification? I'm aware I do that from time to time.

So to specifically answer your question, both dominant and minority groups are equally credible, but as the dominant view is the norm, only the minority view hasn't been heard. The minority group is also in the disadvantaged position so they should be the ones to determine the problem and solution. To use your example (which is an oversimplification but that's okay, we'll roll with it) apples are equally apply as oranges are orangey but both live in a society where apples are everywhere! Oh not when it comes to population numbers, then they're about 50/50, but you see apples posted all over billboards and filling the grocery store aisles. There's just a little corner here and there for oranges and when ever they pop up, some apples always ask why that space wasn't used for more apples. Government is comprised of 75% apples and being an apple gives you a bonus at work. And when oranges try to talk about getting more orangey things, many of the apples tell them things are just fine they way they are. See, those apples have no idea what it's like to be an orange stuck in a world made for apples. In order for the oranges have the same opportunities at life as the apples, the apples need to listen to the oranges frustrations and sufferings and then make what changes they can to include more orange voices.

That was a silly extended metaphor (it might just float around as some copy pasta) but I hope it helps.

u/lemon_meringue · 14 pointsr/SRSWomen

My favorite one is from the amazon website itself, by an "MRA" named "Johnny Tubesteak". It made me lol pretty hard:

1.0 out of 5 stars Being a dude just got suckier, August 28, 2012

By JohnnyTubesteak - See all my reviews

This review is from: BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen, 1.0mm, Black, 16ct (MSLP16-Blk) (Office Product)

What do men have left? Today's women are voting, getting paid to do work, and now WRITING?!? At the bar the other day, my wife asked for a beer instead a wine cooler. My buddy heard that there are female golfers in many parts of the country, and most clubs let them play on the same course as the men. At an intersection the other day, I saw a woman in the driver's seat, and not because she was sitting on a male driver's lap. As if men hadn't been stripped of everything good already, BIC steps in and piles on by encouraging women to learn to write, just like their male counterparts. WTF, BIC?

Guys have so little as it is. Sure, we can stand while we urinate, but standing is a lot of work, and it's rarely as fun as it sounds. And Just For Men hair dye is marketed as a product strictly for guys, but my cousin used it on a female dog once, and it colored her hair just fine.

In a world of girl-only bras and tampons, guys are left with nothing of our own. Thanks for nothing, BIC.

u/ssegota · 14 pointsr/pens

Wow, this is such a perfect fit for OPs requests:


\> The ink had to dry within five seconds and be guaranteed not to smear or blot. Printed on paper, the ink had to withstand being submerged underwater for 48 hours and two doses of chemical bleach.

\> the pen’s unusually slight size — 5 and 1/8 inches long

Here's the amazon link for the fine point, for the lazy ones:

u/Yinzadi · 14 pointsr/MensLib

In a similar vein, the reviews of "Bic for Her" pens are hilarious:

u/lilblovesyou · 14 pointsr/interestingasfuck

This gif ...... this gif is the gif that made me buy my first fountain pen. The Pilot Metropolitan. /r/fountainpens will tell you this is the first pen to get. I also have a decent amount of nibs ( what you see here ) I even have this exact one.

That was about a month ago. Maybe 2. Best part about fountain pens and ink is that it is VERY CHEAP to get into. And if you use it and buy a fucking book you can improve a great deal. You will be busting out lines of beauty and cumming in your pants when you see how much fucking ink can be dumped out of a dremeled out ebonite feed in the Noodler's Ahab Flex.

I'm off to make capital P's. Gooood^byyy^eeee

u/everett916 · 13 pointsr/EDC

Typical Gig Bag:

  1. Laptop
  2. Chromecast
  3. 1TB Portable Hard Drive
  4. Flash Drive
  5. USB Hub and Ethernet Adapter
  6. Packable Rain Jacket
  7. Backpack
  8. Headlamp
  9. Screwdriver w/ Bit Set
  10. Zip Ties
  11. Paracord Tie Line
  12. Bluetooth Speaker
  13. Gloves
  14. Dual-Sided Sharpie
  15. Stainless Steel Sharpie
  16. Zebra F-701 w/F402 mod
  17. AAA Batteries
  18. USB-C OTG Adapter + Flash Drive
  19. Adjustable Cable Clamps
  20. First Aid Kit
  21. Advil
  22. Nail Clippers
  23. Mints
  24. CRKT Eating Tool
  25. Sunscreen
  26. Water Bottle
  27. Headphones
  28. USB Charger
  29. Multi-Tool Pouch
  30. Fisher Space Pen w/ Pocket Clip
  31. Leatherman Sidekick
  32. Flashlight
  33. Pocket Notebooks
  34. Kershaw Cryo
  35. Hank
  36. G-Shock Watch
  37. Pixel XL w/ Slickwraps Slate Skin
  38. Wallet
  39. Keys
  40. Electrical Tape
  41. Locking Carabiner
  42. C-Wrench

u/PantalonesPantalones · 13 pointsr/funny

For more lols read the Amazon reviews for the Bic For Her Ball Pen.

u/DailyPlanet_Reporter · 13 pointsr/fountainpens

That's really cool that you're trying to share the hobby with your co-worker. Unfortunately, I'm not sure about sites for used fountain pens, (maybe check out r/Pen_Swap), but I have a few suggestions for cheaper pens:

  • The Pilot Metropolitan is a very nice entry level pen and it's only $11 on Amazon right now. It comes with a black cartridge and a converter if you want to get him a bottle of ink. You could also get him a pack of extra cartridges to go along with it and stay under $20.
  • The Platinum Preppy, which is about $3-$5 and comes in many different colors. (This is the blue-black version). It comes with one ink cartridge and works with standard converters. (The converter is not included)
  • Pilot also makes the Varsity, which is a line of disposable fountain pens that come pre-filled with ink. You can get a set of 7 different colors for around $12.

    I hope this helps!
u/Amator · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I like the $17-ish Bullet model. I've carried one in my front pocket for the past five years. Works great, but I don't like the quality of the tip. I wish I could get the same kind of pocket carry with a G2 insert.

u/scottyboy218 · 12 pointsr/AskWomen

Bic Pens for HER (they're normal pens)

"BIC Cristal For Her has an elegant design - just for Her! It features a thin barrel designed to fit a women's hand. It has a diamond engraved barrel for an elegant and unique feminine style. "

Read the reviews, they are hysterical.

u/Toujourspurpadfoot · 12 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

That’s accurate. Equality isn’t really conducive to capitalism (or conservative theocracy). As long as there’s division amongst genders, companies can make gendered products and make more money, usually charging more for the “lady” version.

Check out the questions and reviews on this.

u/DrawnToBlack · 11 pointsr/EDC
u/SwordOfBraavos · 11 pointsr/EDC

If you are a ballpoint kind of person the Fisher Space Pen is for you, if you want a fountain pen go for a Kaweco sport, and you might want to look at the Pokka Pen.
I personally love my Kaweco sport and Fisher Space Pen

u/Everinyourfavor · 11 pointsr/EDC

25 dollars won't get you too far, but each of these is around 25 dollars or less.

Flashlight: Stylus Pro

Pen: Lamy or 701





Shard: Schrade


u/CrypticTryptic · 11 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

Oh man, the G2 is great, but lately I’ve been addicted the Zebra F-701

Combines the clean lines of a water-based ink with a super-heavy body. And it solves Zebra’s usual problem of their pens being too short. It’s totally supplanted the G2 for me.


u/thewhitetree · 11 pointsr/Feminism

Yeah. Of course women are people. But do they have the same status as adult men or the same status as children? As of 2012 living in America I can complete a higher education, vote, drive my own car, work, choose who I want to marry, inherit from my father as equally as my brother, etc, but I can't possibly understand what I'm doing when I decide to terminate a pregnancy so I'm going to undergo unnecessary and uncomfortable (to say the least) medical procedures and receive a nice lecture from my doctor, just to make sure I really, really get it, as if I hadn't thought it through. Oh, and BIC has decided that I need my own set of pens for writing because my feeble feminine hands can't handle the regular ones that I've been using my entire life. Go ahead and make slimmer pens that are easier for people with smaller hands to grip (you know, like children), but don't say it's designed for teh womenz because holy shit, I think I was doing just fine before you decided I wasn't. This comment may be too simplified or rushed so I apologize but I think it gets my point across.

u/Journey66 · 11 pointsr/AskWomen

The BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen

^just ^kidding, ^I'll ^use ^any ^old ^pen, ^but ^I ^love ^those ^reviews.

u/Ninjakitty07 · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Damn, I was hoping for Bic pen reviews!

u/lacubana · 11 pointsr/GenderCritical

The part about the protein bars cracks me up. Just like those Bic for Her reviews. Always good for a chuckle.

u/JonSzanto · 10 pointsr/fountainpens

I most certainly do, especially if you have any friends who like fps and ink: Pilot Blue/Black in the 'coke bottle'. You can get this for around $22.00 for 350ml (you read that right) and that is for a remarkably good ink that is even fairly waterproof. If you split the bottle with friends, you can end up with the absolute best ink value on the planet. I got into this ink because pen restoration people I know use it, and they use a lot of ink and it can't be a problem ink. Give it a look.

u/paper_paws · 10 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes
u/theta_abernathy · 10 pointsr/AskFeminists

I get where you're coming from, because some #masculinitysofragile tweets are a bit "I'm a manly man hurp durp". However, I think the intent with most of it is to make fun if the marketers for thinking that "man size qtips" is a good idea. Products for women are criticized in similar ways, like this Bic for her review, which implies that regular pens are too dangerous for women, and that women need a man to teach them how to write. It benefits from having no character limit, so it's a bit more obvious that it's tongue in cheek, but I think most #masculinitysofragile tweets are going for the same effect.

u/alkkine · 10 pointsr/ArtistLounge

You want to get a good brand fineliner, copic, sakura. Or you could get a fountain pen with some platinum carbon ink which is smear and waterproof once dry.

Highly recommend as a starter fountain pen.

u/doggscube · 9 pointsr/EDC

Pilot G-2 in the .038 tip. Color your preference.

Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Ultra Fine Point, Black Ink, Dozen Box (31277)

By far my favorite pen when I had an office job. Now I only write on duplicate forms so roller balls don't work as well.

u/HallSquadSkates1984 · 9 pointsr/EDC

+Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer

+Sharpie w/Chisel Tip

+Zebra F-701 Metal Pen

+Chris Reeve Large Sebenza w/Gabon Inlay

+Fenix ALB-20 Snap Hook modded: bottle opener delete

+Olight I3E EOS

+Gerber Shard

+Leatherman Squirt P^S4

+Fenix UC35 v2.0

+Leatherman Charge+

+Visine Advanced .8fl oz

+AKG ear buds

+Burt's Bees Wax Honey Lip Balm

I carry a The North Face "Router Transit" (second generation) that holds a BE RED CROSS READY FIRST AID KIT, Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Wharncliffe w/CPM-20CV, Eagle Eyes X1R "warm", a [Kindle Paperwhite](], Just Wireless 6,000 mAh Power Bank, ZEBRALIGHT H600Fc MK IV, TG Plasma Lighter, a couple Sarah Glove Emergency Disposal Ponchos and a small toiletries bag with Tylenol, toothbrush/paste, mouthwash and deodorant.

This is my daily carry, everywhere I go. I have a much more complete "Bug Out Bag" with a full change of clothes in the back of my truck. I would like to add a dedicated pry bar and maybe a fixed-blade knife to my bag but other than that feel pretty complete. Suggestions?

u/BruceBannner · 9 pointsr/EDC

Zebra 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

u/DarthGuy101 · 9 pointsr/EDC

My normal EDC (not including cell phone, car keys and CCW as they all cost more than feasible for this situation) is a multitool/knife, flashlight, wallet, watch, pen and bandanna.

Multitool: Leatherman Squirt PS4, $28.75 Not the biggest or baddest MT out there, but it will do pretty much every EDC task I can think of needing to do.

Flashlight: [ThruNite Ti5, $15.95]( Hard choice between this and the Streamlight Microstream.

Wallet: Big Skinny Metro, $19.99 Carried Big Skinny wallets for years. Only recently switched to Recycled Firefighter, just for a change in pace.

Watch: Casio Calculator, $14.99 The ultimate nerd watch.

Pen: Zebra F-701, $4.63 Best damn pen I've ever used.

Bandanna: Rothco Solid Black Bandanna, $5.87 Any cotton bandanna will do, I just picked this one because it was solid black.

The grand total is: $90.18. The remaining $9.82 will buy me a six pack of mid tier craft beer.

u/Wondawful · 9 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I'm torn on this one.

On one side, it reminds me of the Bic for her. As a girl who's eyeing their 134, I find it kind of insulting that they would think women need more pink and glitter.

Then again, I guess some women aren't looking for VV/VW or battery life, and like shiny things, so... if it turns more smokers into vapers, it can't be a bad thing. Right?

u/digital_carver · 9 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop
u/mygawd · 9 pointsr/TumblrInAction

I found the pen:

While most of the top reviews are jokes, there are also hundreds of people who seem to be legitimately angry and think it's sexist to market pens specifically towards women. Not saying they're rational, but these are people who get mad at anything that slightly tries to market to one gender no matter which gender it's supposed to be for

u/GO_FORTH_AND_KILL · 9 pointsr/pens
u/hylianbunbun · 9 pointsr/DeFranco

I’m going to take my Bic For Her and write a strongly worded letter about this! If my husband lets me, of course!

u/ARbldr · 9 pointsr/fountainpens

Some quick questions, do you write really small now?

Most of the engineers I know do write small, which is why I ask. /u/the_illest does this joke you see here every time this question is asked, but it is a good recommendation to start. I personally recommend the Pilot Metropolitan over the Lamy Safari, I think it is a nicer pen to use, and the I believe the nib is better. If you write fine, you might be better off going to Goulet and getting the new model in fine, than buying the medium nib on Amazon. If you write really small, I really like the Metropolitan with the nib from the Pilot penmanship swapped onto it. The link here is more than I spent on the penmanship, if you search you can find them cheaper (I think on Amazon sometimes, I got two for that price). The Japanese EF nib is closer to a western UEF nib (the medium on the Metro is very close to an EF on the Safari). The line is very thin, and comfortable if you are used to writing small with a mechanical pencil.

With this, pick up a bottle of Noodler's black , and you will be set.

Now, to deviate a little from the standard answers. If you want something a little different, the Nemosine Singularity is an good intro pen that has gotten a lot of good feedback.

For a cheaper alternative, but usually only in a medium nib, the Jinhao x750 or x450 are big pens that make a statement (Amazon has sellers that ship these from China, Goulet pens carries them for $10 in stock).

There are a few others on Amazon that people like in the starting range, Parker, Scheaffer, etc that some like, but generally, the popular ones are the Metropolitan and Safari.

u/mtpmc · 8 pointsr/EDC

Left to Right:

Slim Wallet - It's super thin and it attaches to my phone. ( )

Watch - It's durable and in my opinion doesn't look too bad for the price. ( )

Mint Things - They are pretty strong breath strips that have an amazing form factor. ( )

Space Pen - The end needed to be worn down last year because too many teachers tried to accuse me of having a juul. ( )

Phone - Not pictured but a Pixel 3a.

My teacher showed up late, so I had time to do this.

u/kratosauron0 · 8 pointsr/CGPGrey

Suggestions for improving your pocket experience, based on my experience with trying to minimize the amount of stuff in my pockets:

  1. Try using a smaller pen. In particular, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen is incredibly small, but when the cap is attached to the back of the pen, it becomes full sized.
    You'd probably have to do something similar for your stylus (although what is a stylus useful for on an iPhone?)

  2. Get a carabiner for your keys and move them to a belt loop, if you don't have many keys.

  3. Get a smaller wallet. This is especially feasible if your wallet mainly just contains cards; there are a number of minimalist wallet solutions available; the one I ended up using was the TGT 2.0, which was based off using a rubber band (and is generally only useful for keeping your cards together).
    But of course, you have to pick one that works for you, and none of them will hold coins, and most don't hold bills well either.

    I also wouldn't really trust those door locking / unlocking apps; they're generally finicky and require trading security for minor convenience. Not to mention what happens if your phone gets stolen. Or runs out of battery. Or the power goes out. And, of course, you're keyless at that point :|
u/GnashRoxtar · 8 pointsr/EDC

So in my mind, the basics of an EDC are a knife, a flashlight, a pen, and a notebook. Depending on your preference/level of preparedness, though, multitools are great, a gun is convenient if you're in a dangerous place with any regularity, and a first-aid kit can literally be a lifesaver.

So for the basics I'd recommend:
Knife: a Kershaw Leek or Scrambler. The Leek is smaller, more discreet, very light, and razor sharp. The Scrambler is considerably more robust, has a longer blade (3.5" vs. 3"), but weighs more as well. Both can be found in Kershaw's "Blackwash" finish, which I like both for the feel and for the added rust and scratch resistance. Both are also spring-assisted, which is legal in a lot of places, but check your local laws before carrying either in public. If you can't carry them, take a look at the Cold Steel Voyager. It comes in several lengths, is legal in California, and is very durable, if not super comfortable.

Flashlights: Oh my god, the flashlights. LEDs have become so cheap and so bright over the last few years that it's actually pretty hard to go wrong. Nitecore is currently my favorite brand, but Fenix has some options as well. I would urge you not to buy a surefire; they are undeniably great lights, but unless you expect to encounter truly extraordinary circumstances on a regular basis (any chance your light could fall under a tank or a bulldozer? maybe surefire is for you), they tend to be somewhat more pricey per lumen than a number of other companies. For EDC, the Fenix PD35 2014 edition is almost unmatched. Almost a thousand lumens, takes rechargeable batteries, and small enough to drop into the front pocket of your jeans, if you don't want to use the included clip or holster. If you'd like something more keychain sized, the Nitecore SENS series comes in several sizes and battery types, and automatically adjusts the brightness of the beam based on the light's orientation. Aim it at your feet and you get a soft glow; aim it off into the woods and it grows steadily brighter.

Let's be honest, a pen is going to get lost. The best pen is one you like enough to keep track of, but one you won't miss too terribly should some co-worker walk off with it. I like the Zebra F-301. Writes smooth, classic stainless steel good looks, and comes in RGB & Black. Notebooks depend entirely on personal preference too, but the smallest Moleskine is easily pocketable and has 32 lined pages.

In my mind, there is only one name in multitools. Leatherman has a kick-ass reputation, a 25-year warranty, and a plethora of tools to suit any need. For the casual EDC, I'd go with what I believe is the second-lightest full size tool, the Skeletool. 7 functions include a knife that opens while the rest of the tool is closed, the ubiquitous pliers/wirecutters, two double-sided bits and a driver; and it looks so. freakin. cool.

I dunno much about guns except that of all the things I've listed, a pistol should be the one you consider most carefully, especially whether you need it or not. It's a big investment and a bit of a lifestyle adjustment if you decide to go CCW. I've always heard 9mm and up, so use that as a jumping-off point.

First aid kits are useless unless they're both small enough to be carried anywhere and large enough to contain anything you might need. Making your own is a good idea because you have the best knowledge of your environment, but I found a couple on Amazon which seem to have most of the basics without too much fluff or bulk. The first could be stuffed in a jacket pocket, whereas the second would be useful in a car.

I hope I helped. Good luck!

[Kershaw Scrambler] (

[Kershaw Leek] (

[Cold Steel Voyager, 3 inch] (

[Fenix PD35 2014] (

[Nitecore SENS AA version]

Zebra F-301

[Moleskine "Cahier" Notebook, pack of 3] (

[Leatherman Skeletool] (

[Small bag or pocket first aid kit] (

Larger car first aid kit

EDIT: aspace

u/sa1f · 8 pointsr/EDC

Just a few notes:

  • Chromebook fits 90% of my needs, and I find myself using it more than my Macbook. It's got Ubuntu running on it for any "real"/offline work. Got it on ebay for a good deal (~$220)

  • I have a Leatherman Juice CS4, but I found it to be too large to fit in my jeans. The dime is a much better fit for me.

  • The flash drive acts as a secondary computer, it's got Liberkey on it.

  • The Skilcraft B3 Aviator multipen is the best pen multi pen i've used yet. Barely any rattling, solid brass, has red & black ink & a pencil (Perfect for any student). Would definitely recommend it over the Zebra Sharbo X.

  • Moleskine's got my school notes, homework, and other random bits throughout the day.

  • I've had the Sansa for a good 3+ years and it still holds a good charge (15+ hours). I've got Rockbox running on it.

u/jamin101wolf · 8 pointsr/EDC

Calm down guys.......


u/-ccsn- · 8 pointsr/EDC

I'm using the Zebra F-701 it's a great pen for the money. I got it for about 6$ on Amazon and a refill pack of 2 will run you about 5$.

u/Marcusaralius76 · 8 pointsr/nottheonion Ignore the product, just go straight to the q&a and product reviews.

u/SoundVsVision · 8 pointsr/misc

Oh god, have you seen the reviews for these on Amazon? I nearly cried laughing (link)

u/Anandya · 8 pointsr/unitedkingdom


Okay it's a series of problems. Everyone has to face this. Let's look at some examples.

So gender selective abortion, female genital mutilation and all these are real problems. However there are other problems too. Pay discrepancy, glass ceilings, sexual harassment/abuse and the like also exist. And there are generally stupid things like "for her pens". These aren't "Barbie pens" aimed at children, these were aimed at adults. It's a stupid product and should be called out as such. and this is a long running joke.

However it isn't on the cutting edge of women's issues. It's just a small part of the issues facing them. Now you cannot expect these people to fight FGM or Female Infanticide like I did. By marching into villages. The best they can do is flag waggle at the side lines in the same way that I cannot replace Sergio Aguero on the pitch and the best I can do is send happy thoughts and shake my fist at James Vardy.

So here is the thing. For all the people talking about slacktivists then tell me what level do you think of activity should they have done? For the record I worked for 6 years in rural India and helped a lot of people directly as a doctor and as a medical trainee.

So I would like to know as a non-slacktivist... what do you think is and isn't slacktivism? Like what's the minimum needed to stop being one. (Because there is a point coming up).

u/kangarooseatbelt · 8 pointsr/fountainpens

Skilcraft ballpoints were my favorite when I was in the Army. Made by the blind! Wrote great, despite being super cheaply made and kinda scratchy.

edit: they not only still make them, you can buy them on amazon. Sweet!


u/HelloSweetieXXOO · 8 pointsr/rant

> Some are even complaining about gender seperate stuff like fucking razors and shaving foam other shit like that

To be fair sometimes women's stuff is made exactly the same as men's but costs twice as much. It just happens to be a different colour. Also some things specially made for women are just ridiculous. Take Bic's pen for women as an example. Why the hell do women need pens specially designed for them? You can go to any office supply store and buy cheap pens by the bucket. Sometimes marketing to women is really stupid.

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/LadiesofScience

I'm against this kind of thing.

u/_Panda · 8 pointsr/fountainpens

My suggestion is to buy a Pilot Metropolitan, which comes with both a cartridge and a converter so you can try both out. I would also suggest getting a bottle of a basic, workhorse ink. Something like Noodler's Black would be a good option, a nice saturated black that is waterproof and behaves pretty well on cheap paper.

u/Machksov · 7 pointsr/pens

Honestly as a civil engineer he may just appreciate a Fisher Space Pen. Get him one with a clip. $20 on Amazon right now. He'll appreciate the versatility and the history.

u/Bearly_Their · 7 pointsr/fountainpens

Leftie here. The best solution I’ve found is Noodler’s Bernanke Blue (or black, I think) ink. It dries almost instantly on every paper I’ve tried.

The Lamy LH nibs don’t seem to work for me because the flow is too heavy for my writing speed (i.e. I write slow and they seem to flood ink), but my leftie SO loves them.

Edit: Noodlers Ink 3 Oz Bernanke Blue

Also requires: Lamy Refill Converter (Z24)

u/my-workaccount · 7 pointsr/AskLEO

Disclaimer, I only patrol about a dozen shifts a month.


Pen-style cuff key in left shirt pocket, next to my Fisher Space Pen.
Rite-in-the-Rain notepad in the same pocket.
Whistle on a chain in right shirt pocket.
Good folding knife with seat belt cutter and window breaker.
Phone Charger.
Backup pocket-carry CREE LED flashlight.

u/GalacticSloth · 7 pointsr/EDC

There are tons of great options, the Parker Jotter I can definitely recommend. I've never had any leakage issues with the stock ink cartridge it came with but I also normally switch it out for a Fisher Space Pen refill.

Other good metal pens that aren't too expensive might be a Cross Click which is my current edc with a Fisher Space Pen refill in it which is great for signing receipts and quick things like that. I use it at work to give to customers to sign their receipts.. I like it because it is skinnier than the Parker Jotter, however, it is easier to accidentally click in your pocket whereas with the Jotter you have to use an intentional amount of force to click it.

Another one (or two) would be the Fisher Bullet Space Pen or the Cap-O-Matic Space Pen. The bullet is really quite compact and the Cap-O-Matic is a regular sized pen.

And if you're really worried about ink leakage in your pocket then you can get something like a Lamy Swift which has a mechanism so that when the tip of the pen is extended, the pocket clip retracts which makes it impossible to clip onto your pocket. One thing to keep in mind with the Lamy Swift is that it comes with a rollerball refill which is incredibly smooth but it puts out more ink than a regular ballpoint so it has a longer drying time and can smear on receipt paper.

u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

A few things I would probably get.

  • Flash light always comes in handy. I noticed you didn't say anything about one. I streamlight is a great brand with nice seemingly durable lights. You will probably lose it before it shits out on you or breaks. I prefer the stylus pro or the microstream (difference between the two is microstream is shorter. It's penlight size makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket.

  • Always carry a good pen. Zebra makes decent pens. If you want to stretch your gift card further, you could get the f301 but I really prefer the f701, it's just a nicer pen. There is also the space pen if you ever feel you need to write something in zero gravity. If "tactical pens" are more your thing, you have plenty to choose from

  • saw you were looking at a cheapo fixed blade. If you were to get any "cheapo" fixed blade at all, seriously consider mora. You can read more about mora in this post, but I assure you that you will not find a better fixed blade for the price.

  • You have anything to carry your beverages in? Nalgene bottle or camelbak for water, thermos for hot beverages.

  • Get you a nice rum cake or whiskey fudge
u/arellano81366 · 7 pointsr/fountainpens

Pilot Blue black 350 ml for less than 21 USD. Not affiliated
Ink 350ml INK350BB (japan import)

u/No-Coast-Punk · 7 pointsr/navy

Have you tried a Zebra 701?

They're like the Soviet tank of pens. Heavy. Elegant. Dirt cheap and simple. Will also survive nuclear blast and keep loafing right along.

u/buickgnx88 · 7 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Allow me to blow your mind, they now have erasable pens, and yes they do actually erase!

u/nekoshinigami · 7 pointsr/fountainpens

I think that the Pilot Metro in classic black is pretty professional.

Perhaps a Metro in M nib with a bottle of black ink?

u/browniebiznatch · 7 pointsr/fountainpens

Pilot Metro $11.80. Comes with a CON-20 converter. Can add a CON-50 for $6.74 for a total of $18.54.

Or just about any Jinhao pen would work as well.

u/artomizer · 7 pointsr/SketchDaily

Assuming your microns are the fine liner type and not the brush pens, you should get on the brush pen train!

This one is really nice and popular.

This one is nice too and would be more like what you're used to with the microns, but with a softer tip so you can vary the line weight easily.

I could be wrong, but i'm pretty sure both of these are waterproof. Playing with water soluble ink and a water brush is a lot of fun too and doesn't require much to try out. Something like this (but try to find just one for cheap.. you don't need a bunch) plus random non-waterproof pens you probably have around the house and you're good to go.

u/pyotrthegreat · 6 pointsr/EDC

Truthfully I'd just recreate what I have, as it would almost entirely fit inside the budget:
SS Jotter, I used this before switching to a TT Shaker, it is still fantastic.
Leek, been thinking about upgrading but still fantastic and the alternatives are way more expensive.
SF 348 I got the unlabelled BLF variant, and it is fantastic. Sleek, small, and bright.
MOTA Pocket Tool One of the card tool variants, I've used a few of its parts, but will radily admit that on these not everything is useful.
Flowfold This holds everything listed above, and does so without increasing the volume of my pocket, and making everything quieter and easier to pick up and go with.
Cable Key Ring Great, because it is large and thin, so I have my keys and car keys and USB on here. I tried a Keydisk mini, but found it still rattles against the car key, is fairly bulky, and cannot hold the USB. May try one of the new Orbitkeys next.
USB Drive, goes with the keys, I actually have a SP J80 32, but for some reason that one has increased in price.
Bifold Wallet The one I currently have is very similar, but I have no idea what it is called, a basic bifold.

So, this budget covers everything save the watch, which I didn't leave room for, because downgrading from a pebble would be sad, and getting one would be the entire budget. My choice to recollect everything I have mostly indicates how happy I am with the set that I created.

u/NotKumar · 6 pointsr/medicine

Dawg, that tip is so fat. If u want to write small you go with ultra-fine point 0.38 :

u/Lurkndog · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

In particular, get the $12-ish Clicker model over the admittedly historic Apollo model.

u/icecreambones · 6 pointsr/fountainpens

Pilot Blue Black comes in bottles.

u/bentonite · 6 pointsr/fountainpens

Pilot Blue-Black is cheap as dirt (350 mL for $25), waterproof, professional, and really well behaved. It also shades surprisingly well on Rhodia and Tomoe River paper (maybe a 6.5/10 on shading which is a bit unusual for such a standard color).

(I've recently rediscovered this ink after spilling some water on a page I'd written and seeing just a hint of desaturation instead of the complete washing away of everything. Instant convert/made me love the ink again).

u/eleventy_six · 6 pointsr/fountainpens

If you want a giant bottle of good, cheap ink for your students, the "coke bottle" of Pilot Blue-Black is a good choice.

u/BlissfulHeretic · 6 pointsr/SRSWomen
u/KenpachiRama-Sama · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I can't recommend the Amazon reviews for these pens enough.

u/PMmeAnIntimateTruth · 6 pointsr/TumblrInAction

Bic does have a For Her pen. And now I'm going to search this subreddit for it.

u/CzarnyKot · 6 pointsr/GenderCritical

Have you seen the Amazon page for the 'Bic for her' pens? Read the reviews, they're hilarious.

u/Unabomber007 · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Pens are personal and the aesthetics are more valuable than the BIFL status. is what the entire government uses and its the only MILSPEC pen on the planet. Its a god damn tank. But the form factor and writing quality may not be to your liking.

There are 98,345 notebook systems out there. /r/Leathercraft/ can custom you one, etsy, ebay, or a popular one is

u/e9579bd4 · 6 pointsr/privacytoolsIO

Slow down. Women need special pens that reflect their delicate sensibilities and unique biology, so it only makes sense that LGBT people would need special apps with purple or rainbow backgrounds.

I think the term OP meant to use is "Applications of Color", and I can't recommend any because it would violate sacred safe spaces for me to even look at the Appstore of Color. But they probably have some awesome apps in there.

u/terribleatkaraoke · 6 pointsr/piano

I used to mark my sheet music with pencil, and I use a lot of markings indeed.

Now i use erasable frixion gel pens, and they come in different colors so now I can color code my notes. It’s super handy! Best thing is these pens are erasable so once I don’t need the notes i just erase them and don’t have to worry about marring my books. Best invention ever.

Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point (.7) Assorted Color Inks 7-pk; Make Mistakes Disappear, No Need For White Out with America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand

u/AnnieeeBanannie · 6 pointsr/Teachers

My boyfriend got me a nameplate for my desk and a stamp that says my name (for stamping my classroom library, their assignment notebooks, etc.). He also got me a bunch of stamps for grading. Ones that say wonderful and sign here. I use those all of the time. Special grading pens are nice. I have these friction pens. They're the besssst!!

u/omgitskedwards · 6 pointsr/bulletjournal

I started with these Fudenosuke pens, which are super cheap on Amazon. If you're looking for a wide variety of color, but still a pretty easy-to-use pen, check out these as well. The trick is to find a pen that has a stiffer tip. The softer brush pens are trickier to learn on, but it can be done. I like the black Fudenosuke pens because they are pretty similar, but the blue one has a harder tip and the green one has a bit more give. It should be able to help you transition into using softer brush tips!

u/simcaster · 5 pointsr/EDC

You can't go wrong with a Pilot Precise V5.

u/MichaelDRennie · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Pilot Precision V5

They're cheap pens, but the ink comes out really smooth. They've been making this pen for a long time, since I was a young kid anyway,

u/SDMasterYoda · 5 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop

I have to go with the Pilot Precise V5

u/coldfrontin · 5 pointsr/EDC

This is the stuff I have on me most of the time. I’m a grad student and as you can see, I’ve been lurking here for quite a while. I’m basically an /r/EDC stereotype at this point.

  • Saddleback wallet
  • bullet space pen
  • Nitecore p12 flashlight (winter . . . short days)
  • Ruger SR9c (winter)
  • Sig p938 (summer)
  • Spyderco delica (summer)
  • Benchmade 950-1 rift (winter)
  • carmex
  • phone
  • keys
  • N82 IWB holsters

    *Thoughts: I used to carry a FourSevens QT2A (I think?) and it fit in the pocket much better but was obviously much dimmer than the p12. I think i'll go back to a smaller flashlight next winter. I've also carried a Benchmade 707, 275, and several 556 styles. Of all of them I liked the 707 the best but I tend to give away my knives to anyone that takes interest and the 707's price had gone way up when I went to buy another one.

    The p938 is, of course, much easier to carry than the SR9c but I can't hit shit beyond 10 feet away and it only holds 6 rounds. Luckily the odds of me needing to hit someone more than 4 feet away are effectively zero. I kind of regret buying the Sig but it'll do for another summer or two. I highly recommend N82 holsters because they are so damn comfortable and secure compared to most others I've tried. The Saddleback ID wallet is amazing if you never need to carry cash, and I've not found a better pen for my pocket than the Fisher space pen. I also like to buy the space pens in bulk so I can give them away to people who take interest.
u/S13pointFIVE · 5 pointsr/EDC
u/oneguyincognito · 5 pointsr/pens

Pilot G2 0.38 is the best that I've found.
Consistent, dark, clean line.

u/asciiaardvark · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

Some come with cartridges or converters, but you can always buy those separate.

  • The Pilot Petit1 would definitely have originally had an in ink cartridge, but if you've lost it you can eyedropper the pen easily by putting silicone grease on the threads and just filling the body of the pen with ink.
  • Lamy Al-Star uses Lamy cartridges/converters
  • IIRC, Pelikano Junior & the Rotring Core should both use Standard International, which isn't quite as standard as you'd hope, but I would guess the inexpensive Jinhao converters will work.


    Congrats on a diverse set of nice starter pens :)
u/Apache_Longbow · 5 pointsr/EDC

Top to bottom, left to right

  1. Auckey Portable Charger

  2. Casio GWM5610
  3. RF Probie
  4. Camelbak Mule NV (old style, no link)
  5. Amazon Basics 6ft Charging Cable
  6. Sharpie
  7. Pilot G2 Pens
  8. Keybar and Squirtle from this keychain
  9. Kershaw Shuffle
  10. RF Sergeant
  11. Leatherman Wave
  12. Rite in the Rain Stapled Notebook
  13. Fisher Space Pen
  14. Philips Screw Driver
  15. Allen Wrench Set
  16. 12' Tape Measure
u/mrsmeltingcrayons · 5 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Pilot Precise V5RT. Like I said, not super expensive, but not cheap. And even less cheap when you forget to order online so you just keep getting them at target lol. Happy cake day!

u/GeauxBulldogs · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

It's slightly over $20, but it is 350 ml - which is probably a lifetime supply. A coke bottle full of ink

u/tombolger · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

You're buying waterman ink and a $15 pen in this equation which is absurd. Cheap pens need to compared to cheap pens.

Let's say you buy a $2 Jinhao from eBay, free shipping, in an EF nib, including a converter, and then buy this $22 350 mL blue ink from Amazon.

It's 7 times the ink for twice the price, which is 3.5 times the value on ink. Plus, in an EF, you're writing a line more comparable to the .05 line of normal cheap pens, while putting far less ink down on the paper, which could mean that you use half or even less of the ink than you described. That 350 mL bottle would last forever. And the total cost for basically a lifetime of writing is $24.

The lie we tell ourselves is that we can save money by buying the pens and inks we WANT to use. We don't, it's a fantastic waste. But at its core there is truth to the economic upside of a refillable pen.

u/superoblivionbread · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

Fountain pens deplete liquid ink much quicker than a ballpoint or gel pen or whatever. Just one of the quirks. And you're probably using it more than you thought! 1-ish mL of ink in a few days of moderate writing is not unheard of considering a single day of heavy duty note taking can do it.

The cost of ink can be negligible if you buy a bulk bottle of Pilot ink or similar. A 50mL bottle of ink will probably last 6-12 months.

edit: maybe don't invest in 350cc of ink if don't know if you'll like it or not. J.Herbin and some other inks are pretty expensive but brands like Pilot, Waterman and Pelikan sell regular ink that's a bit cheaper.

u/polypeptide147 · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

How much do you need? Because [[Pilot Blue-Black]] comes in large quantities

u/dbzpsycho1 · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I used to have to write down logs every hour and I liked writing fast. I always used these and have never had a problem. Plus they are refillable.

u/jb34304 · 5 pointsr/funny

May I present to you the Rolls-Royce of Zebra pens.

I own a few, and they write like a dream (fixes my shoddy handwriting)...

u/taccisua · 5 pointsr/italy

best buy con max 11$ (potrebbero essere 10$ tra spedizione e tasse) ? Stavo pensando a una [penna Zebra] ( - Non ditelo a Greta che se sa che smuovo più corrieri per una penna dagli Usa è finita

u/tilia-cordata · 5 pointsr/socialjustice101

I think there's never going to be a case where any device can suit all people, and I don't think the size of smart watches (at least the Pebble, which is the only one I've seen in person) would deter women who really wanted them?

There are a handful of things for which making different ones for "women" (people with wider hips and different fat and muscle distributions) and "men" make sense. Backpacking packs are the only one I can think of off the top of my head - they have slightly different positioning of the straps and frame structure that distribute weight differently. I often buy men's outdoor gear, but I've tried on men's packs and they just don't fit right.

If someone thinks there's a demand for a smaller smartwatch to market at women, it'll get made eventually. Hopefully it won't also be pink/purple or come with bullshit tailored apps.

I think sexism in smart watches is the same as sexism in the general tech industry - shiny high tech gadgets are for "fanboys" and the archetypal Silicon-valley tech guy - stereotypes that often alienate women from their products. Tech culture has a sexism problem, but the size of the watches isn't it. The fact that there are only maybe 4 other women the computer science class I'm taking now is.

u/mmsf03 · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

You should check the Amazon comments, they are so funny!!

u/someborderlinegirl · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

YAY! :D let me think.... I'll add things to this post as I think of them.

Bed Caddy

Bed Risers


This Book (my cousin got it for me when I started college way back when, and it really has a lot of good advice)


Dry Erase Calendar

Small Room Safe

Dorm Security

Command Strips

This amazing food/beverage station

A freaking PURPLE fridge


Make pooping in a shared bathroom less embarrassing

This photo display

An electric kettle

Also a planner! I like to make my own and use different colored pens to differentiate between my classes! If you want the template I use for my planner, I can send you a link to it! :D

u/IAmADerpAMA · 5 pointsr/guns

It's a Skillcraft US Govnernment Pen. I probably would never buy them (I get them free from work) but having used them for my entire career, I can say they are one of the most reliable pens in existence. They can write almost an entire mile (what a weird metric for a pen, right?), can be used in an emergency tracheotomy, and several of its features are standard lengths for things like measuring nautical map distances.

u/zeroable · 5 pointsr/AskHistorians

/u/commiespaceinvader touched on an issue that I'd like to address a bit more directly.

In my experience, people who are not history buffs sometimes confuse the ideas of "women's history" and "gender history." This might be a bit obvious, but gender history can be seen as an expansion of the more femme-focused field of women's history. Gender history looks at femininities, masculinities, genders in between, genders outside, agender identities, etc. (See /u/sunagainstgold's reply to this comment for the historiographic context of this, which includes the difference between social and cultural history.)

I think part of why many laypeople equate gender history with women's history is that we in the Anglophone world tend to think of men/masculinity as the default state of being, and women/femininity as the gendered alternative. (Think of the Amazon review debacle that was ungendered Bic Pens vs. "feminine" Bic for Her. Or behold these unnecessarily "designed for women!" ear plugs. The regular product is for men (?), so apparently we need a special pink product for women.)

Deborah Tannen explains phenomenon this brilliantly in her classic essay, "There is No Unmarked Woman." We have been trained to notice femininity more than masculinity, causing us to equate "gender" with femininity.

EDIT: And I'd like to second /u/sunagainstgold's Feminist history versus history of women as a very pertinent to what I was trying to say here.

EDIT 2: Changed a few things in response to sunagainstgold's valuable corrections.

u/amici_ursi · 5 pointsr/ShitRedditSays

Not to be confused with feminist pen, which i fully expected.

u/dragonfly224 · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

Jinhao x750 with a zebra g nib. This is really your only option other than an Ahab with a modification like this which I've done myself and is amazing but you do need a dremel (go slow). 10/10

u/HeyItsDaft · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

Hard to beat the Lamy Safari or the Pilot Metro as far as pens go in that price range.

u/DarxusC · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

Well, you can get a single one in fine for $13.22 from Amazon right now:

But if you actually want two, yeah. (I have two, because I wanted to try both nibs.)

Edit: $12.93 for a medium:

u/rockydbull · 5 pointsr/LawSchool

Absolutely. Warning: if it tursn out that you relaly like fountain pens it is a deep dark hole of spending as there are so many great pens out there.

If you want to get your feet wet and not invest too much I suggest the Pilot Metropolitan. This pen's msrp is 15 (but lower on amazon) and can be found at wal-mart and staples. It is made of a brass body (so it has some heft), has a fantastic japanese steel nib (japanese nibs run on the small size for line width), and even includes a converter (easy way to use bottled ink) and a cartidge of ink. It is the quintisentional introduction fountain pen and exceeds the quality of pens 2-3x its price. It comes in black, gold, silver, and purple.

Now I know any people prefer to side on the buy it for life side and jump in with a more expensive item, but it is important to figure out what size nib you like and a japanese mdeium is seen as a nice overall starting point. After that I would suggest you check out /r/fountainpens to see reviews for pens like the lamy 2000, twsbi 580, pilot custom 74 and so on.

While fountain pens are cool, their ink is even cooler. There are hundreds of colors available and can even be bought in samples that are cheap (but enough to last for 2-3 fills of your pen). The most popular retailor for ink is

u/DreamWisdom · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

I went ahead and ordered this Pilot Metropolitan moments before posting this thread.
Could you link me to a rollerball?

u/ImmovableMover · 4 pointsr/pens

Okay, so my recommendations are going to be based heavily on my personal experiences.

My two favorite "non-fountain pen" pens:

Best disposable gel pen:

Best disposable rollerball:

Now, I usually use fountain pens, because they're the best writing instrument. ;) So, how do you feel about starting to use fountain pens? They have so many advantages over traditional ballpoint/gel/rollerball pens. Let me know if you're interested and I can send over some starting recommendations.

And how do you feel about needlepoint pens like the two I linked above? I like them because they feel more precise on paper, and I also like the needle tip aesthetically over the traditional conical tip.

If you're not willing to purchase from an online retailer (No affiliation with Jetpens! Just a happy customer), I would suggest a Pilot Precise V5 or a Uniball Signo 207, both of which can be found for relatively cheap at Walmart and the like. The V5 is a solid rollerball that's super popular, for good reason. It's dependable, super smooth, and a buttery writer. The Uniball is very similar to the G2, but I find it to be much smoother. So maybe you can give either of these a shot?

Other people may recommend a Parker Jotter or a Fischer Space Pen, but I HATE ballpoint pens. But if that's your thing, give it a shot. These two are more permanent pens which you'll refill.

u/holy_squid · 4 pointsr/EDC

This picture took too long to take

And I still forgot my damn watch

Stuff list with links:

  1. Jabra Elite 65t

  2. Juul (Cucumber pods)

  3. Notepad

  4. Wallet (I bought this at walmart like 5 years ago so idk)

  5. Fisher Space Pen

  6. Uniball UMD-1 0.38

  7. Sakura Micron 05

  8. iPhone 7 (case)

  9. Brass Zippo (I bought this at a local tobacco shop)

  10. Steel Will Cutjack 3.5

    And the watch: Seiko SNZH53K1 (NATO strap)

    Edit: The image quality isn't amazing because I took the photo on my iPhone SE
u/Oncotic · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Here's the perfect pen for you because fountain pens will drip into the cap when banged around and dry up if not used. There's no real way to avoid it. Yes, you are going to get inky fingers every once and a while and there are times when it won't work. Accept it, or a fountain pen is not for you.

With that said, some pens are better than others in terms of reliability. Most mid/high range pens are made well and typically have less problems and better customer service.

There are lots of pens out there that are professional and stylish. You should just be searching fountain pen boards, looking at pictures and finding the right pen for you. For example, I have a few Parkers and I have always found the Parker Sonnet to be a classy pen, and one that I would like to get. But you may be looking for something bigger, something that says a statement (because the Sonnet is a slimmer pen).

As for reliability, no pens come to mind that are spectacularly reliable.

u/doctorsound · 4 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/iBelch · 4 pointsr/EDC


-Yeti Tumbler

-Timex Expidition

-Maui Jim Castles

-Mini Zippo in matte black

-Pilot G2 .038

-Fidget Cube

-Timberland Wallet

-Littmann Cardiology IV

On rotation for days off:

-Benchmade Triage

-Benchmade Crooked River

Coming Soon:

-Sig p320c

-Flashlight (Suggestions welcome!)

Edit: Clarification

u/bennyh6813 · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Is this the converter I want?

u/needathneed · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

My dad was a merchant marine and he has always sworn by his Fisher Space Pen. It writes at any angle, including upside down and any temperature (-30f to 250f). It has an all metal construction and generally looks badass.

u/RecycledCoke · 4 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

The skill craft b3 has a 0.5 pencil + 1 black and 1 red pen refill and a stylus. You can get it for $30 or less. You should be able to find a blue refill you can swap with the red part online.

Here are some links:


Should be under $50 but not by much. There’s a blue / black + pencil one on amazon for under $30 but I’m not sure if it includes the stylus.

u/FeebleOldMan · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/usafcrewchief · 4 pointsr/EDC

From personal military experience, I highly recommend this

u/TaimBak · 4 pointsr/EDC

Do yourself a favor and get a B3.

u/Bojax · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Zebra F-701 This is the BIFL pen.

u/dnalloheoj · 4 pointsr/EDC

>Once you go to a fountain pen it's impossible to go back to anything else.

Until you have one break in your pants in the middle of the workday and have to sit in stained black jeans for the rest of the day :/ Ask me how I know..

Still use them all the time at home though. Just switched to a Zebra F-701 for EDC. Almost no risk with that guy.

u/turdlop · 4 pointsr/pens

The Zebra F-701. My favorite pen and I think it meets all of your requirements.

u/Matttrox · 4 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop


plus this

or this!

You're welcome! :P

u/slowpro1211 · 4 pointsr/EDC

OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T Case | SUPCASE

Frenchie Wallet

XTACER Tactical Molle Key Ring

Standard Zippo

Benchmade 943

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth), SM-R760NDAAXAR – US Version with Warranty

Gear S3 Frontier / Classic Watch Band, V-Moro 22mm Solid Stainless Steel Metal Business Replacement Bracelet Strap for Samsung Gear S3 Frontier / S3 C

Craftsman Slide-Locking Utility Knife Model 994877

KONOV 8mm Stainless Steel Mens Ring, Blue Plated Faceted Edges, Blue Silver - Size 11

Smok Alien 220w
Tobeco Mini Super Tank
Tobeco .2 sub ohm coil

Spyderco 2160199 C170GBBKP Kara hawk G-10 Folder Blade Knife, Black, 2.35"

Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

Field Notes Kraft Ruled 3-Pack

Field Notes / Moleskine Pocket Notebook Cover by Metier Life | Canvas with Vegan Leather | Fits Journals 3.5" X 5.5" | With Included Field Notes Notebook and Metier Pen - Stealth Black

SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator Multi-Function Pen Black/Red Ink & Pencil with Stylus (7520-00-NIB-2522)

BRS Barebones 2.0

u/Colin42 · 4 pointsr/EDC

1 - Canadian pesos: great for censuring keys and exchanging for cheap goods.
2 - Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0
3 - Generic plastic cable stripper from idk where.
4 - Old 10 roentgen quartz pen dosimeter from (I think) Canadian forces surplus.
5 - Gerber 22-41830 EAB Pocket Knife
6 - Zebra Pen F-701
7 - Corsair 32GB voyager GO
8 - Olight i3E EOS EDC AAA LED Keychain Flashlight
9 - USB-C to Micro USB, One is in a 3d printed holder.
10 - Cheap but good sony headphones from bestbuy.

u/riseupagainst · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love the reviews for the bic "for her" pen. They are all hilarious. The first one is great, but read the others if you have time, you will not stop laughing. DIRTY THIRTY!

u/SuzyQ93 · 4 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

Bwah ha ha ha ha, it actually mentions the Bic pens. If you haven't clicked that and read the reviews, you're in for a fucking great time. Dragging extrordinare.

But seriously:
>Women, Nooyi suggested, “don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”

Speak for yourself, bitch. she says as she licks her fingers and belches for good measure

u/ai6aj · 4 pointsr/amateurradio

> their tunnel vision and exclusivity

Speaking of tunnel vision, here is a perfect example of how women react to the notion that what they really need is more pink sparkly shit.

If you want to look at it another way, ask yourself why pink cars aren't all the rage among women drivers. It's not because manufacturers can't or won't make them.

u/zzj · 4 pointsr/nfl

Nope. But you can have these special lady pens instead.

u/geeltulpen · 4 pointsr/women

I mean, I guess since most of us are smaller physically than men, we might actually benefit from smaller earplugs??

But this reminds me a bit of the “Bic for her” phenomenon on amazon (

We don’t always need a separate product. And I bet they cost more, too.

u/wee-pixie · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The reviews for Bic "For Her" pens are amazing. I'm a huge fan of sarcasm and feminism so they're right up my alley.

u/yakovgolyadkin · 4 pointsr/Damnthatsinteresting

They're also damn good pens, and pretty cheap on Amazon.

u/evy_babee · 4 pointsr/interestingasfuck

This is a very common type of erasable ink that is available in Pilot Friction pens. I have a bunch of them. The pens have a plastic/rubber eraser on the ends, but they don't erase in the usual way. They just rub against the paper such that the friction cause the ink to get warm. I've had notebooks where I left them in a warm car or something and came back to find the notes had disappeared. You can bring back the ink by putting the notes in the fridge or freezer.

u/TranquilWyvern · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Looks like a Pilot Metropolitan to me.

Look at the 3rd picture.

u/treretr · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

To be honest, I would suggest a cheap fountain pen. They dont drip, they are a joy to write with, and the bottle refills are cheap as fuck.

Pilot Metropolitan is $14

A 3oz bottle of Noodlers is $12, and will last for around 10,000 pages of writing. (I really like 54th Massachusetts, but get bulletproof black if you are looking for that shade)

u/beltaine · 4 pointsr/secretsanta

Oooh, depends on what you're looking for, my friend! However, all my starter pens were under $35 with my favorite being the Pilot Metropolitan ($15). It writes very well and it's a great starter pen!My next suggestions would be: LAMY Safari Pen and TWSBI Eco Demonstrator. These are fun, come in fun colors or can be see-through which is neat cause then you can see the ink!

Also take into consideration nib sizes (Fine being thin lines and more tactile, and Medium+ having thicker, "wetter" lines). 🎆🎇

u/PangurBanHammer · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'd recommend the Pilot Metropolitan- that's probably some of the best value you can get for a starter pen, and for $25-30 you can get the pen plus a bottle of ink.

You can also look into TWSBI pens, but theirs are notorious for having cracking issues which I don't know if they have solved yet.

u/adriangunter00 · 4 pointsr/fountainpens
u/missfitmichelle · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

I used these tombow brush pens to address my STDs and might do the same for the invitations. They're great pens and for me I picked up how to do the modern calligraphy (brush lettering) pretty quickly.

u/argleblather · 3 pointsr/writing

I have two favorite kinds of pens.

Pentel RSVP Fine It's a ballpoint, writes smoothly, comfortable to hold, last a long time. Also you can get tiny adorable ones with keyrings on them. And colors. It's my favorite for writing on paper.

Pilot Precise V-5, Extra Fine Ink pens, I use these mostly for drawing, but they're unfailingly smooth and write nicely too. I usually buy them a dozen at a time. I got hooked on them at my last job.

u/Scarecrow398 · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/Sleestaks · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/FNLjournal · 3 pointsr/Journaling
u/Vitamin_DC · 3 pointsr/Art

Thanks. It's all just a black fine point rolling ball pen around the paint. I think it helps bring the colors out when watercolors can get muddy and lack contrast.

u/kyngnothing · 3 pointsr/ADHD

I use a stack of index cards, often with a small binder clip to hold them together.

Combined with a small pen that I pretty much always carry, I always know where my lists are, I can write down anything that strikes me, and since they're index cards (and not a notebook), I can easily shuffle my multiple lists.

I'll often have a "work stuff", "stuff today at home", and a "stuff this week at home" lists (at a minimum) going at the same time.

I've also tried every electronic to-do app, and they just don't work for me.

Whenever I have a minute and think "what should I do now", I just check my cards.

u/DontFuckWithMyMoney · 3 pointsr/pens

Zebra F-701: Nice weight and grip, and the ballpoint isn't bad. I recommend to mod it to be even better.

Fisher Space Pen: The cream of the crop when it comes to ballpoint inks, Fisher pens are really nice. There's lots of variety, so check around for the style you like.

Baoer Skywalker: is a good not-knockoff of the Montblanc Starwalker. I have one, and with good ink in it it's a nice pen. The clip is a little flimsy but I like it, nice and heavy.

Jinhao 599: Heavy and solid pen, but a little cheap feeling at times. It's a rollerball, so I don't know if it takes ballpoint refills.

Vktech Tactical Pen: I have one of these and it's very solid but lightweight too. The ink it comes with is garbage, but it fits any standard Parker refill. I have a Parker gel refill and it writes great. There are lots of other "tactical" pens out there made of steel and aluminum, but this is the most affordable option.

Hope that helps!

u/zck · 3 pointsr/atheismplus

For some people, including -- I would assume -- many of the people here, religion is just one of many things people use to harm others. Why should we have to have a separate subreddit for each of the possible things that can be harmful? Why should we go to another subreddit^(1), when we like this one? For some of us, atheism is tangled up in the other things we care about. That's not normally the case for "social justice".

And overall, what's the problem with this subreddit? I'm not trying to argue that you belong here, but you seem to be arguing that no one belongs here. Why? We^(2) like it here. Yes, there are other, similar subreddits. So what?

[1] Also, that subreddit is less than 10% of the size of this one. Maybe they should come here.

[2] I use "we" to mean "the subscribers that enjoy this subreddit". This group contains at least one person: me. You stating that you -- or other people -- don't enjoy this subreddit is no more apropos than me arguing that because I only use a space pen, /r/calligraphy is pointless.

u/grumblegeek · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The items I can think of right now that I've bought pretty much because of this subreddit:

  1. Zojirushi Travel mug - I use this as my office coffee mug. I fill it up in the morning and if I get sidetracked then it's still hot hours later.

  2. Saddleback Pocket ID Wallet - simple and gets the job done

  3. Weber One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill - I love this grill.

  4. Red Wing Iron Ranger 8111 (amber color) - the first 3 weeks I thought I made a huge mistake but now they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.

  5. Fisher Space Pen - I've had to stop other people from pocketing it. My wife tried to take it because she likes the way it writes.

  6. [Kershaw Skyline Knife] ( - I'm not into putting a lot of money into a pocketknife so this fits the bill nicely.

  7. ToiletTree Heavy Duty Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer - my previous nose trimmers felt like it was ripping the hair out by the root. This one I don't feel anything and it's very well made

    All of these I would buy again.
u/Keith · 3 pointsr/EDC

Can't really pick just one, but I figure you'd rather see more interesting things people carry than fewer, so here some are in order of "if I had to pick one":

  1. Fisher Bullet Space Pen - with clip, carry in coin pocket
  2. Chicobag Micro - I'm annoyed they don't make it in black anymore in case mine, which I've been using fairly often/heavily for years, finally gets a rip. Heck maybe this should be #1, I'd be ok with another pen.
  3. Nightcore TIP
  4. Nite-ize Ahhh s-biner+bottle opener to carry items like giant car key fob, garage clicker, and the above flashlight on my belt loop so that they're not attached to my keychain stuffed in my front pocket. The bottle opener is surprisingly great. (I actually purchased a 10x-price Corter Bottlehook very recently to "upgrade", and the bottle opener is bad, so it's in a drawer.)

    I should do an updated EDC post sometime...
u/drelliesattler93 · 3 pointsr/pens

Fisher Space Pen refills come with an adapter that fits on the back so that they can fit into any pen that takes Parker-style refills. So you have lots of options if you'd like to go that route.

Or, if you'd like pens that are designed for the Fisher Space Pen refill specifically, here are some options:

Original Astronaut Pen:

Fisher Space Pen Bullet:

Fisher Space Pen Bullet - Brass:

Machine Era Field Pen - Original:

Schon Design Classic Machined Pen:

u/kinnikinnik5 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Space Pen
Bit Kit
Seiko SNK807 with the second hand removed. I got bored one day and hand painted the watch with some lume.
Painted Gerber mini flashlight on a Leatherman pouch.

u/EatinPussynKickinAss · 3 pointsr/EDC

List of gear:

u/zoticus4me · 3 pointsr/pens
u/d65vid · 3 pointsr/notebooks

Whoops I wrote a novel...

I think first it is important to identify what type of pen you want. Do you want a fountain pen? Do you want a ballpoint? Do you want gel ink? Fineliner? Do you prefer more bold or fine tips? Is it important to have a pen that has portability features? Are you a lefty? Is it important to have a pen that is pretty? Or if it writes well enough does it matter? It seems like a lot to go from "does it sort of write well enough to be legible" to such a laundry list of questions.

This is more or less the process I go through when buying a new pen:

  • I enjoy the experience of writing with a fountain pen, but I personally do not think it is worth the maintenance for day-to-day journaling, so I prefer a ballpoint (also, fineliners are fantastic for art and stuff, but I don't care for them for lengthy writing)
  • I prefer gel ink, but only if it doesn't smudge, bleed, or ghost too much so certain types of refills are right out (Pilot G-2 .07, for example)
  • I too have tiny handwriting so I will always prefer a more fine tip as long as it isn't too scratchy (certain refills that come in sizes less than .38 can be pretty bad, imo)
  • I am right-handed so smudging, while still a mild concern, is not necessarily a major issue as long as the ink isn't too bad
  • I like pens that are more portable, which seems silly, I mean it's a pen right? but it does matter to me, for example, if it is clicky or twisty that is generally better than capped (unless the cap is very secure) because they are less likely to open in my pocket, or if the pen has a clip if the clip is positioned at the very top or if it sits down some so that if I clip it to my pocket it will leave a large portion of the pen sticking out, etc
  • Finally, I like an attractive pen, but if it doesn't write well I'm not using it. As many pens as I have tried to use, and continue to try to use, I have literally never found anything I like to write with as much as these. At least as far non-gel ballpoints go. I have gone new-empty with well over a dozen of these. Any time I switch to a prettier pen, and then pick up one of these I always think, why did I ever stop using this pen?

  • Oh, also, black ink only. Period. Sometimes red is ok too. Never blue.

    So that's a lot of words, but that's essentially my .02 for selecting a pen. Identify what you want and what is important to you and then make your selection based on that. With that in mind, here is my experience/opinion on specific pens:

  • Best non-gel ballpoint: Pilot Better Retractable in Fine, unquestionably. Zebra makes a good non-gel ballpoint as well, but I find they are less consistent in quality and sometimes you get a weird scratchy one
  • Best gel ballpoint: Uni-Ball Signo in Micro. This is actually probably my favorite refill type in general. Very smooth, dark ink, doesn't ghost on most types of common paper unless you're coloring with it or something. Makes fine lines that dry fast enough to not smudge unless you wipe your hand through it immediately. Just try to find a pen body you like that the refill will fit into, because the stock one is not pretty.
  • I don't know much about specific fountain pens, so if you are interested in that definitely check out /r/fountainpens
  • Honorable mentions:
  • The oft-praised Pilot G-2 is a really good gel-ink pen, but at least in my opinion, the 07 is literally unusable because it smudges and ghosts so damn much.
  • The Pentel RSVP is also a super good writer for a non-gel ballpoint, but this pen is the definition of not portable and also ugly.
  • You 100% cannot go wrong with Parker. The Jotter is probably my all-time favorite pen body. If only I could get a Signo or Better Retractable refill to fit in there.
  • Zebra F-701 is probably one of the best all-around decent pens. It looks impressive, it is substantial without being heavy in the hand, it is on the cheaper side for a "nice" pen (like 6-8 bucks I think last time I checked), and it can take most of the good Zebra refills and in addition many other popular refills will fit into it with some convincing.
  • If you like needlepoint tips, the Pilot Hi-Tec-C is probably the best there is. I have a random pen body with a Hi-Tec-C refill in .3 that I am using as my main pen right now and am pretty happy with it. I still prefer the Signo refill in Micro, if only just, but the pen body I have won't fit the refill. I would like to add that this is the only pen I have ever used in .3 that wasn't too points and scratchy to use.

    One more thing, once you find a refill that you like, if the pen body isn't something you are happy with hit up thrift stores, ebay, or any of the number of Chinese wholesale websites out there for random cheap pens that you like. The refills don't matter, just buy a few of them until you find one you like that will fit whatever your preferred refill is. Like I said before, the Signo Micro is my favorite refill, but I hate the pen itself, so I have a random black metal pen with a secure cap that I bought from Aliexpress for like $2 with free shipping that the Signo refill happens to fit into that I (usually) use as my main pen. Right now I am using a different random pen that I bought online with the Hi-Tec-C refill because it is still new and shiny and I'm not over it yet, lol.
u/rfmanning · 3 pointsr/EDC

How about the Zebra F-701

Or, Parker Jotter

u/bvalosek · 3 pointsr/gamedev

rhodia dot grid pad

and pilot g2 0.38 pen

Perfect combo for any kinda sketching / brainstorming

u/NayItReallyHappened · 3 pointsr/funny
u/BrobaFett · 3 pointsr/Residency

First, excellent name.

Second, you only need one pen. It's the Pilot G2 in your desired line thickness. I like 0.38 mm. But some people prefer thicker

Thirdly, efficiency = (the shit you gotta do)/(the amount of work+time it takes you to do it). Efficiency comes. With time. The nice thing about residency is you'll be doing so much of what you have to learn that it will crystalize into memory for you. The process works.

Fifthly, your job is to learn. You aren't expected to be particularly functional from day 1.

Lastly, a list of tips:

  • Take your history the same way, every time. You'll be able to weed out what you don't need.
  • Do your exam the same way, every time. Eventually you'll be able to weed out what you don't need.
  • Depending on your EMR, a lot of the documentation is automated. Don't re-invent the wheel. Steal templates.
  • Med students take thorough histories (usually) and buy you time
u/jodem · 3 pointsr/bulletjournal

Just practice writing small! I've changed my handwriting on a whim just by doing this for half a page of regular notebook paper. I used to do it all the time in high school; I could never decide if I wanted to write my lowercase A's like "a" or "α", so I'd just write whichever one I wanted my handwriting to look like repeatedly until my hand got used to the motion.

I've recently sized down my handwriting as well in a similar way. Basically I've just been using a regular college-ruled notebook and when I take my notes in class, I make a point to make sure my letters are only 1/2 of each line because it's a lot easier to read (more white space between lines makes it feel less jumbled imo).

As someone else suggested, the dotted, grid, or lined notebook might help you quite a bit. But I would still practice in another notebook first (like don't go out and buy a $20 notebook immediately) to practice in, because it's probably going to look really messy until your hand gets used to the new way of writing.

I'd also suggest using a thinner pen if you aren't already. My favorite for general note-taking is the Pilot G2 Ultra Fine Point, though the Extra Fine Point (.5mm instead of .38mm) works well too. You can also find some pretty cute pens if you look on Korean and Japanese-themed websites (like Blippo), as they have many .35mm pens for pretty cheap.

u/dz13 · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

Is it this pen from amazon? Is this a good cheap pen for noobs to practice with handwriting?

u/stickyourshtick · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

I started off with a Lamy Safari and have now bought 3. They are wonderful and last. They aren't a trophy pen but if you are a student and want to take pride in your work then this pen can take the beatings a backpack will give. After you are sure you like the pen I would suggest getting the refill converter so you can use bulk ink instead of the little cartridges. What kind of writing do you want to do with it? There are different nibs (tips) for different thicknesses/feed rates.

u/jak151d · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

amazon has a good selection of starter fountain pens. and are almost always a bit cheaper than what you would find in store or other websites.

some of the ones I have gotten in the past are:
Sheaffer Calligraphy Mini Kit,
X450 Kurve Vanilla Fountain Pen,
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen,
The lamy comes with a cartridge but you can purchase a converter for only 4 dollars (us price)

Also first post here!

u/_Zack_ · 3 pointsr/EDC


u/ballpointpenn · 3 pointsr/EDC

Decided to do something a little different. This is the first video of this type I've made.

In the order they appear in in the video:


u/5hif7y · 3 pointsr/EDC

I recommend the fisher space pen map-O-matic. It a really nice pen that takes the fisher space pen refills that last for ever and write in all situation.

u/tiydal · 3 pointsr/EDC

Previous post, I've changed a few things now and I'm constantly updating! Looking for a nice slim black hand stitched leather bifoldwallet at the minute.

u/VinceLennon · 3 pointsr/EDC

Right here. This one is a bit more like a standard ballpoint pen's size.

u/yknphotoman · 3 pointsr/EDC

Hello everyone!

I had been wanting to post my edc for school and felt since the semester is almost over, now would be a great time. I am a computer science major and have been carrying this with me for several months now. Also, pls excuse the obvious line down the middle - i merged two seperate pictures together. So here is my edc from L>R, T>B.

  1. [Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-1 Laptop - upgraded to ssd] (
  2. [Portable 2K Monitor] (
  3. [Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8"] (
  4. [Samsung Galaxy Tab cover] (
  5. Degree deodorant/body spray
  6. [Five-Star 1-1.2 inch Zipper Binder] (
  7. [Cliffnotes Statistics book] (
  8. [Weekly Planner] (
  9. Snack
  10. [Maglite Mini LED Flashlight] (
  11. [Dell Power Companion 18000 mAh battery] (
  12. Laptop power brick in two parts
  13. [Samsung 64 GB 3.0 flash drive duo] (
  14. [Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition] (
  15. [Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard] (
  16. [Fisher Space military pen] (
  17. [Skilcraft B3 Aviator multifunction pen] (
  18. [Portable tablet/phone/switch stand] (
  19. Downy Fabric dewrinkler spray
  20. Portable Lysol spray
  21. Work/School ID
  22. [Portable CPR face shield] (
  23. Various single use medicine
  24. [C++ Pocket reference] (
  25. Microfiber towel
  26. [3 in 1 threaded usb cable] (
  27. [Mini usb charging cable - plus the usb transfer cable that came with calculator] (
  28. [Micro usb Cable] (
  29. [Mini HDMI - HDMI cable] (
  30. [TI-84 PLUS CE Graphing Calculator] (
  31. Sunglasses
  32. [Vectron charging case for LG Bluetooth headphones] (
  33. [Not pictured - LG Tone Platinum Bluetooth Headphones] (
  34. First Aid Kit
  35. Lip Balm
  36. Portable sewing kit
  37. Tic Tacs
  38. Purell
  39. [C# Pocket reference] (
  40. [Backpack cover] (
  41. [Umbrella] (
  42. [Not pictured - Swiss Digital TSA friendly backpack] (

    I do carry all of this with me. It's not too heavy as I've tried to minimize the weight of the items I did decide I wanted to carry.

    Some bonus pics are below:

    [Backpack loaded will all the above] (

    [Another showing the strip that reflects light - one of the reasons I purchased it] (

    [The Headphone case w/ the headphones] (

    [Inside of Five-Star Binder for those curious] (

    [Bulit in organization in the backpack] (

    [The reason I carry the extra monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc] (
u/Osedox · 3 pointsr/EDC

Skillcraft B3? It's a three in one type deal with black ink, red ink, and a mechanical pencil+eraser. Sounds sort of cheesy but it actually works really well and feels quality. I write quite a bit for my job and it is really handy to have red ink on hand, even if you don't need it often.

u/Ruffianlink · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/Nibs_dot_Ink · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

Pilot's line of basic colors (Black, Blue-Black, and Blue) are among some of the best standard colors ever.

I'm a fan of Pilot Blue-BLack:

It's $23, but per mL of liquid, it's great (about 6 cents per mL).

It behaves well on cheap paper, is reasonably water resistant, shades, and flows well.

u/crackedrogue6 · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

I’m sorry, it was foolish of me to assume that you were in the US too!

Here’s the link (turns out it’s actually 350ml) Ink 350ml INK350BB (japan import)

And since it is a japan import I’m thinking you should be able to pick up a bottle! However, I have no idea how the Amazon in India works, so maybe not. But worth a shot!

u/is_this_a_test · 3 pointsr/pens

Zebra F-701 with F-402 action. I put the 402 nose on mine, with a blue refill.
Makes me wish I had non-marring pliers - the threading seemed to be different from the two pens and I wish it turned out nicer.

u/downhillcarver · 3 pointsr/pens

If you wanna start to understand why, you can buy a Zebra F-701 for $5 at your local office supply store. That was my introduction to nice, metal manufactured pens.

What I really like to do is take an F-701, and buy an F-402 for $10. I replace the plastic mechanism in the F-701 with the metal mechanism from the F-402. Then I replace the branded clip on the 701 with the 402's blank clip. Now you have an all metal pen that looks nice with no branding on it, and it only cost you $15.

u/purebishop · 3 pointsr/EDC

Front left pocket:

u/nreyes238 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Flashlight: Nitecore TIP

Knife: Byrd Cara Cara

Pen: Pilot Kakuno

Wallet: Saddleback Leather Sleeve Wallet

Caribiner: Metolius Mini

Total: 98.33

More realistically, I would DIY the wallet with a $10 piece of tooling leather, and get a better knife like a Spyderco Efficient. This would put me a couple dollars over, so swap the pen for a Zebra F701. Total:$100.42

Hard mode:

Flashlight: Nitecore Tube

Knife: Opinel #6

Pen: Pilot Kakuno (same as linked above)

Wallet: DIY Sleeve (as discussed above)

Caribiner: Metolius (same as linked above)

Total: $49.14

u/auto_pry_bar · 3 pointsr/ems

I always lost pens before getting this one

It's relatively inexpensive, but it's stainless steel and can be used as a windlass in a improv tourniquet and as a last resort self defense eye ball gouger.

u/BigBepis12345 · 3 pointsr/EDCexchange

I'm curious about the pricing too (I also saw it was $120 when you commented). I looked up the cost of the things listed.

  • Gerber Dime green/black - $16.02 new on Amazon
  • Zebra F-701 pen - $7.20 new on Amazon
  • NarwhalCo pens set of 2 - $11.95 new on their site
  • 2.5" ratchet bit extension - about $4~ new on Amazon (counting out the other bits included in that listing)
  • ARES 1/4" micro bit ratchet & mini bits - $14.42 new on Amazon
  • Small length of black Gorilla tape - less than $1 worth of a full 1-pack price new on Amazon
  • Glasses/screen cleaning cloth - comparable to $1.50 new on Amazon from a 6-pack
  • Length of FireCord - less than $1 worth of a full 1 roll price new on Amazon
  • Bic Mini lighter - about $1.39 new on Amazon from a 5-pack
  • Sim card removal tool - about $0.50 new on Amazon from a 10-pack
  • Kingston 32gb microSD card & portable USB reader - $20.94 new on Amazon
  • CountyComm "Industrial Strength Survival Food Grade Tin" large topo design - $3.45 new on their site

    In total that's about $83.37 USD all new prices. Most include free shipping if purchased from Amazon. I did not include possible cost of that leather holster because the post currently does not say the leather holster is included or not.
u/how_do_i_change_this · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have been carrying a Zebra F-701 pen on my front right pants pocket for a couple years. They recently updated it to be all steel and I got my new one today. It has a nice weight to it and writes great for me. People always comment on it when I let them borrow it. At $6, it's nice enough that I don't walk off without it, but I won't be mad if I did lose it.

u/holydonut2k1 · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This is the original listing with the thousands of funny reviews. The product is "out of stock" now so it won't appear when you search amazon directly.

u/pseudoscienceoflove · 3 pointsr/funny

Dear lord, that's almost tops the reviews on this product XD

u/rnjbond · 3 pointsr/sharktank

On Roominate, Barbara's objections to the product were ludicrous and really makes me question her business advice. Barbara objected because the product doesn't say "for girls" on it (in spite of using pink in the logo and having a photo of a smiling girl on the front). The presenters objected saying "girls don't want to be pandered to", but then were talked over by Barbara saying "you really need to hammer home the point" then went out.

Except she's wrong. Marketing is full of products that have been marketed "for girls" in a pandering way. This of this product (with funny reviews on Amazon btw). Barbara's thoughts would have hurt the business, not helped it.

Better she's out.

u/BetAle · 3 pointsr/GenderCritical

Bic Pen for her

Read the deliciously sarcastic reviews for bonus lulz.

u/TitianVecelli · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These pens are hilarious first of all for the stupidest concept in the world, second of all for the reviews by many clever writers!


u/angryqueerfeminist · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

For real. I have an ex that commented on a FB post I put up of a really entertaining listicle of the "masculinity so fragile" variety. And he got all butthurt like "isn't this just generalizing about men? wouldn't this be offensive if it was about women?" And I'm like no, dude, it's about toxic masculinity. Men should find it funny too. Just like, as a woman, I find it funny when people mock pens for women. Not everything is about you.

u/RockyLvsAdrian · 3 pointsr/TickTockManitowoc

Oh the ladies pen is brilliant! Might get myself one!

u/norney · 3 pointsr/unitedkingdom

Humorous Amazon reviews for Bic For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen

u/ArchangelleGabrielle · 3 pointsr/SRSFeminism
u/Hazelrat10 · 3 pointsr/ems

I'd counter this by suggesting some Skilcraft US Government pens. You'll find these in pretty much any military base, government research facility, or federal office. They last forever, have a good feel to them, and are very durable/dependable. Despite the high quality, they are fairly cheap. I would recommend buying them and you're supporting a good cause by doing so.

u/nopetrol · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

This company was set up for the government. They make a lot of products the government uses (like all their ballpoint pens).

You can buy their pens, which will write in outer space (yes, in a vacuum), here:

u/Adman4 · 3 pointsr/EDC

But where are the BIC Pens for her? How can you study women's studies without them?

u/Mama2lbg2 · 3 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

BIC For Her Fashion Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Assorted-Fashion Ink, 2 Count (FHAP21-ASST)

u/bonerjamz2001 · 3 pointsr/Calligraphy

Might want to start looking dip pens. I'm using a cheap nib holder and zebra g nibs.

u/supersmashdude · 3 pointsr/StardustCrusaders

There's some on Amazon, here's two examples.

The second one comes with some Green Tea thing for some reason. So if you want a snack...

u/_roodrallec_ · 3 pointsr/fountainpens
u/RedMoth11 · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

it flexes when writing, but there is a technique to using it, you have to write in a certain way to take advantage of the flex.
here is a video talking about the pen, it's a custom mod although the pen in the video has greater railroading issue as compared to mine.
links to buy the parts to make one yourself
i still have enough nibs to make around 50 more flex pens.
i just don't have enough pens yet.

u/kestrelle · 3 pointsr/sewing

Re: Disappearing ink pens: If I can iron it, I buy the retractable Frixion pens (retractable because I keep misplacing things). Granted, I have to re-draw everything if I use fusible interfacing but irons/rubs away with no problem.

Re: tailor's chalk: I've got the dritz one with the holder. The holder's lid has a little metal V sharpen.

u/2_4_16_256 · 3 pointsr/AskEngineers

I have one of these fountain pens. It looks like it may be unavailable now but /r/fountainpens can have you covered.

These kind of pens write very well but the ink erases with heat (that's the point) so I wouldn't get the pages you write in too hot.

u/amranu · 3 pointsr/McMaster

> I really want to start using them, but they're so expensive!

There are several really good starter fountain pens for ~$30

Pilot Metropolitan

MUJI Aluminum Fountain Pen

Would be two that I would recommend. The second I have experience with, it has a lot of feedback but is still pretty decent. I haven't used a Metropolitan but it has a very good reputation.

u/darute · 3 pointsr/perfectgift

Pilot Metropolitan makes an excellent starter fountain pen. Everyone writes with pen, so you'll be getting them something they'll use. I like to pair it with an ink sample package from Goulet Pens.

u/l3rooklyn · 3 pointsr/Pen_Swap

Check Amazon. They have it for 11.80.

u/noblesse-oblige- · 3 pointsr/horizon

so r/calligraphy is really helpful. YouTube ideas of “brush pen calligraphy” is also really helpful. I recommend buying yourself a nice brush pen or two off Amazon or from Michael’s. The company Tombow makes the most popular ones. You can PM me at any time if you have any questions about what brush pens to buy, but I recommend starting off by buying brush pens, googling “brush pen calligraphy guide” and just getting started practicing! It’s REALLY easy once you train your hand. All it is is a matter of muscle memory teaching your hand when to press the brush pen down for thick lines and how to lighten your grip on the pen as you make upward strokes. The more you look at examples and practice practice practice the easier it’ll get because your muscle memory will retain how to write letters with different levels of pressure.
I can link you to the pen I used in this photo: Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings

Only $5 so very affordable for 2 of them. They’re both the same pen but one of them has a more stiff brush tip and one has a more soft brush tip, so you can play around with both and see what works best for you.

Ask r/calligraphy for tips and post your work there to get some constructive criticism to keep improving! If you go to my post history you can see that I once had some pretty shaky calligraphy. But that was back in March. In only a few months, I’ve improved a lot. It’s a pretty easy hobby to pick up and comes in handy to make any letter, or notes, or sign, come out gorgeous :)

Good luck! PM me if you have any more questions. Please don’t hesitate to. It’s reddit that got me into r/bulletjournal which in turn lead me to calligraphy so I want to pass on the favor to other redditors as well. Reddit has introduced me to so many cool hobbies! I’d love to do the same to other people who are curious.

u/CrossroadsConundrum · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

I love these but even they may be too thick. Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch, Fude Brush Tip, 12 Assorted Colors in Marker Stand (SES15CPC12)

Ooh! The other one might be the Tombow small brush pen Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings This one is probably more likely to give you what you want.

u/AllKindsOfCritters · 3 pointsr/bujo

Seconding the Signo. For the black I recommend the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen. Those are all what I use, pure white on pure black.

u/-buff · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Hi! I've been wanting to get a decent fountain pen for a while but I always get kind of scared away by all the different things (how to pick a nib, a pen, what kind of refill strategy to use, etc). I'm hoping someone can recommend me everything I need.

Here's everything I can think to mention to help:

  • I really do not like plastic. I would like a pen that reduces my plastic usage as much as possible. I do not know if there are refill options that avoid plastic, but this is actually a huge motivation for switching to fountain pens.

  • I'm just going to be using normal paper. I use Moleskine journals for personal stuff, and write class notes in the B5 notebooks from Muji.

  • I've only used black Pilot Precise V5 pens for about 15 years? And I would appreciate something similar to this, specifically in the way it writes on paper. I imagine that means a fine or extra fine nib?

  • I am not terribly concerned with having access to a thousand kinds of inks, but writing in more than blue or black might be interesting. I don't mind buying extra equipment to avoid plastic or to be cheaper in the long term.

  • I write very quickly and I want to continue to be able to write very quickly. So, an ink that dries quickly would be nice.

  • I don't want to spend a crazy amount on my first pen, but I also recognize I am probably asking for more than what a $20 pen can get me.

    Thanks to anyone that can help me out!
u/anhamilton · 2 pointsr/Art

I have two types of pens that I use. The first is the Pilot V5 which is a gel ball point pen

The second type is Sakura Micron pens which an assorted set can be found here

Hope this helps and good luck!

u/TaterSalad55 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

A Pilot G-2, it's an excellent pen, very smooth. One thing you can do is turn it into a Montblanc ballpoint by buying the MontBlanc ballpoint refills. They slide right in!

Another one is the Pilot Precise V5, not a ballpoint, but a rollerball. Basically a fountain pen without the nice nib, and without the cleaning. I think they come in various sizes but the one I have is in EF

u/ageofinnosence · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

I've got a couple of nice pens - a fountain pen and a nice cartridge pen - but I get more use out of the Pilot Precise V5 extra fine rollerball pens. I love those pens more than just about any other pen I've used.

u/TranceMonsta · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have to say the Pilot Precise V5 is my go to pen. Does not skip, writes smoothly, don't have to press, doesn't run, and is precise. It's perfect.

u/Sve7en · 2 pointsr/EDC

I love my Precise V5s, but they're not refillable. What kind of pen were you looking for? (Gel/Ballpoint/Rollerball)

u/JakWote · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

Quit squeezing your pen so hard. Really focus on not holding it so tightly.

Try using liquid ink pens (fountain pens are good for this, so are pens like this and experiment with writing without putting pressure on the paper or squeezing the pen. Try holding it [like this.(

u/teamblueberry · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've been using the [Fisher Space Pen Bullet with Clip.] ( for about 3 years now and I've run it though the wash and dryer more times than I can count. I love this pen and highly recommend it. It can take a beating and keep writing through 3 years of daily writing.

u/eibv · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you are going to buy a new one I'd recommend to just buy the factory one. Even if you don't clip it to a pocket, it will keep it from rolling away. I think it's the same price to buy them combined or separately though.

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.

Maxpedition Pocket Organizer

NM Flag patch

Old coin given to me a while ago

Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.

USB cord that came with my phone

Tekton 4" adjustable wrench

Zebra pen. Forgot which specific probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.

Fine point Sharpie

Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.

Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.


ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.

u/sco0ts19 · 2 pointsr/EDC

You can’t go wrong with a Fisher Bullet Space Pen. However, the clip doesn’t like thicker material and it’s best to keep it in a pocket slip of some sort if kept loose in pocket.

I recently picked up two of theseKetalon Rohk on a buy one get one free deal. They are my new edc and great pens, but to be honest $32 for one pen is pretty pricy. If you can catch another sale I would definitely recommend them.

u/Mongrel80 · 2 pointsr/EDC

So I carry a Maratac AAA Rev 3. Last year for the holidays my wife bought me a Leatherman MUT multi-tool. I don't carry that with me everywhere, but I absolutely love the sheath that came with it. My multi-tool of choice is the SOG PowerLock. I've been carrying that thing since 2003.

Here is everything keep on my belt: Link

  • SOG PowerLock (This is not the exact model, but closest I could find.)
  • Maratac AAA Rev 3
  • Fisher Space Pen
  • Mini Sharpie

    Keeping this whole thing on my right hip, the front side of the sheath holds the writing bits. Link And on the back side is where I hold the flashlight. Link
u/KrozFan · 2 pointsr/JamesBond

The Parker Jotter is the pen grenade from Goldeneye.

This is Bond's money clip from Casino Royale. You can't really see it though, you just have to know.

I have both and get a kick out of them. You can also check out Bond Lifestyle for more ideas and links.

u/skinslip1 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I actually want to pick up one of these Parker pens. They just look like they are my kind of style.

u/bbty · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/mooninitespwnj00 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you're using them in poor conditions: Fisher Space Pen, or a pen that will accept a Fisher refill. I carry this Parker Jotter because it matches my Hero 100 Flighter, equipped with this Fisher refill.

However, just saying you want a ballpoint pen is a pretty big request. Gel, rollerball and ballpoint pens are all... ballpoint pens. Different ones will come with different inks.

Uniball Jetstreams are good, as are Pilot G2s. Personally, though, the Retro 51 Tornado is an absolutely fantastic pen. It's more expensive by a wide margin than the Jotter. It's a much thicker pen, though, so if you have larger hands it's much more comfortable than a Fisher or Parker. And, unlike a lot of pens out there, the refills are both fantastic and affordable.

So. I would say: Get a Jotter and slap a Fisher Space Pen refill in it. Then, if you want to get another nice ballpoint, get yourself a Retro 51 Tornado. Then get a fountain pen. Avoid Zebra. I love my G-301s, but goddamn, those refills are expensive and don't get any mileage at all.

u/plazman30 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The two pens I would recommend are both ball points, but you can buy hybrid ink cartridges for them:

  1. Fisher Astronaut Pen
  2. Parker Jotter

    Schmidt makes hybrid ink refills:

  3. For the Parker Jotter
  4. For the Fisher Space Pen

u/quanbsn · 2 pointsr/pens

I got this. The pen writes flawlessly. However, the refill price is a bit pricey for a college student. I got a pack of 6 for 18$.

u/frosty20 · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

This got me through my first two years

u/TheSunnyWade · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I use these they are .38-I love them. I'm especially enjoying the green ink one.

I'm a grad student and I write a lot, so I consider myself somewhat of an expert ;)

u/gesis · 2 pointsr/EDC

Lamy Safari - EF Nib

Parker Urban - M Nib

Pilot G2 - 0.38mm

I have tiny handwriting, so I tend to go with finer points on pens.

u/pekalicious · 2 pointsr/bujo

For what it's worth, I think the LT1917 has become a standard because the original Bullet Journal web page sells them under their brand.

As mentioned here, LT1917 is 80gsm, which is relatively thin and makes a lot of pens bleed through and ghost. For more information about bleeding, ghosting, and general comparison between notebooks I recommend watching Which Notebook is the Best for Bullet Journaling?! (skip to 11:00 to see the comparison chart). I prefer Scribbles That Matter which is thicker (100gsm) and feels smoother to write on. My next purchase will probably be a Midori with 120gsm or a Rhodia to try them out.

One of the core principals of Bullet Journalism is that there are no hard rules. While it comes with some guidelines, you are free to use it however you see fit. Which means that there are no predefined pages. So for the most part you are going to be drawing the layouts. And this is why a Dotted paper helps because you can use the dots to draw your own layouts. You can checkout Pinterest for inspiration. The community uses the term "spreads" to signify two-page layouts used for all sorts of things.

As for pens, many recommend the Sakura Pigma Micron for good reason. While I use them for more "serious" work, when it comes to EDC I would highly recommend the Muji 0.38mm Fine Point Gel Pens. Unlike the Microns, they are not felt tip (which is why I wouldn't use them for EDC) but very sharp ball point pen with great consistency. A lot of people swear by the Pilot G2 0.38mm Ultra Fine Point but personally I wasn't pleased with them.

Finally, regarding the things you want to track, as I mentioned earlier, you can simply define the layouts of each page and track whatever you wish. A lot of the spreads you see from the community are really intricate. You can find a variety of them from very crazy daily layouts to minimal ones. It's all up to you.

Having said that, if drawing your own layouts daily seems like a lot of work (a lot of people actually spend a few hours planning them beforehand), then you might want to consider a more traditional Planner instead. As mentioned ITT, the Nomadic Planner has good paper (125gsm), weekly and monthly pages as well as lined and blanks for notes and the rest.

There is a whole universe of things to consider (and I'm more than happy to geek out about it), but I'd say just start with whatever. Don't think about it too much. Most of the negatives are personal, so while LT1917 doesn't work for some, it might for you. You'll figure things out as you go.

u/I_Cant_Math · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy birthday!! I'm sorry you're sick, that's gotta suck. I hope things get better by this evening :(

Laugh You! No? Okay something a little lighter then.

Around 5 (most wanted). Under 5 (still awesome).

u/EraserGirl · 2 pointsr/EDC

the Safari uses cartridges you can just buy and plug in or get a refillable insert to take advantage of all the cool inks out there. I rarely have to do maintenance on them. they are very nice LOW cost fountain pen. I also like the varieties of nibs available. I would assign a color pen to each nib so i wouldn't have to change the nib and clean the color out.

u/Lgc98 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I bought this converter:

It’s really simple to use, but make sure you thoroughly wash the pen and let it dry before putting new ink. All you do is put the converter in the pen, dip the nib so its submerged in the ink, and twist the converter so thag it sucks up the ink. There’s a bunch of videos on YouTube explaining the process.

u/Ghoster13 · 2 pointsr/TheMightyPen

Please note the Safari doesn't come with a converter so if you don't plan to use cartridges (it comes with one) you will want to add a Lamy Converter to your order.

As for inks, any quality ink will work fine in your pen. Brands often mentioned in [/r/fountainpens ] include Noodler's, Parker, Daimine, Iroshizuku, Parker, and Sheaffer. Noodler's is generally considered one of the best values as its price per ounce is among the lowest. All of these inks should be available on Amazon. GL with your purchase!

u/Cam_Abyss · 2 pointsr/EDC

Items are as follows:

  1. Camera is a Fujifilm XE-1. I technically bought it for my fiancé but I've slowly began to adopt it as my "carry-around-anywhere" camera. It's smaller and cheaper than my primary camera and still produces killer images - so it tends to just come around with me, sometimes carried on a wrist strap, sometimes around the neck, sometimes in a bag (which I mentioned in another comment).

  2. Knife is a Sog Reactor. I really enjoy the small size and minimalist feel. Has the essentials: a nice blade, a fantastic setoff pliers, an innovative, interchangeable bit driver, and, of course, a bottle opener. I recommend it - the blade has held its edge really well, it fits comfortably in a pocket, I find myself carrying it much more often than my last multitool.

  3. Flashlight is a Jetbeam (aka Niteye) KO-01. It runs on a single 18650 rechargeable battery - super powerful, runs forever and is IPX-6 water-resistant - (Protects from powerful water jets. So if you modified your super soaker with an air compressor and an aftermarket tip, your stuff is still safe.).

  4. Shades are Kaenon Bluesmasters which you have to believe me when I say are a steal at $150 (in that link). I also have the Kaenon Burnets which I actually favor for more of a stylish pair and treat them a little nicer. I believe it was two brothers who left Oakley to start Kaenon... but don't quote me... and they produce some crystal clear lenses far superior to brands like Oakley and Ray Ban. They may even be better than Maui Jims.

  5. Notebook is a Rite in the Rain all-weather notebook. They make tons of different sizes and styles of notebooks with paper that feels like paper but can be written on in pouring rain... Obviously, then, you need a pen that can live up to that as well...

  6. Pen is a Fisher Space Pen which is a great pen for $12. The all-metal construction, nice clicky mechanism, and ink that works in all conditions because it is pressurized ([it was designed for astronauts](fisher space end astronauts)) make it an ideal pen, IMO.

  7. Wallet is my most recent addition. It's a Trayvax Element which is a Buy-it for-life, Made-in-the-USA wallet to end all wallets. It's made out of cerakoted stainless steel, thick leather, and 550 paracord along with a unique rivet-esque patented button. It holds cash, comfortably 6 cards and a Zootility Pocket Monkey which I failed to include in the picture. Both the wallet and the pocket monkey have bottle openers.

  8. Buds are some older Bose SoundTrue Earbuds which I love for their decent noise-canceling and fantastic sound.

  9. iPhone6
u/cm357374 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Fisher Space Pen Non-Reflective Military Cap-O-Matic Space Pen, Matte Black (M4B)

u/bg1256 · 2 pointsr/pens
u/Imtinyrick22 · 2 pointsr/Sketch

My favorite drawing utensils are as follows:

BiC Xtra Comfort 0.7mm HB mechanical pencil with built-in eraser

Pilot Precise V5 retractable 0.5mm gel ink pen

Pilot Precise V7 retractable 0.7mm gel ink pen

Black Sharpie

A lot of these names sound fancy, but if you click the links you’ll see that these are all cheap-ass office supplies that i literally get from walmart. and you can do a lot with these! Never let cost get in the way of producing art.

u/mithikx · 2 pointsr/EDC

Pilot Precise V5 RT

as for paper, whatever works I'm not too choosy on that front.

u/pyrowopr · 2 pointsr/EDC

First off, many of these things are intentionally cheap, because I do tend to break and/or lose things, so... Here goes.
All have Amazon links, because that was what was easiest.


u/KTcube · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

No Zebra yet? Mine is the Zebra F-301 in black for almost everything. Since I sometimes have to take scantron tests or math classes where I can only use pencil, I use the Zebra M-301 mechanical pencil. I don't want anything that's not Zebra now.

u/tmpick · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/mrdarthdan · 2 pointsr/EDC

It's a fairly hefty feeling pen. My personal favorite is the Zebra F-301. I also like the F-402. I think you can't go wrong with any of them, but the 701 is a weighty pen and a bit thick, but not so much you can't wear it in a breast pocket or waist pocket.

u/enternets · 2 pointsr/TalesFromThePizzaGuy

if this is your first delivery job make sure you get a good small flashlight and buy some good pens to keep in your car at all times. I also bought a mini clipboard for a few bucks and had the credit card receipts on it. It increased my tips by a lot because when someone didn't fill in the blanks I handed it back to them and told them "You need to fill out the entire receipt" and 80% of the time would add a tip. Also, countless comments of "Fancy/Convenient!" as it is hard to sign a receipt when you have to find somewhere to do it at.

If you drive a older car MAKE SURE you have:

  • a good jack
  • 1 full sized spare in the trunk (junk yard sells these for under $20)
  • lug wrench - it makes it much easier
  • jumper cables
  • rain coat/poncho

    use the maps as much as possible and use google maps in a pinch. This gets you used to learning the lay out of neighborhoods and what not as google maps just tells you where to go.
u/JustTransmigrating · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Here is the Amazon link for the coke bottle ink.

u/vaaka · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Not exactly blue, but blue-black: Pilot blue-black. 350 ml of ink for $20! Smooth and fairly water proof.

u/Peoples_Bropublic · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I don't know how much it would cost in Europe, but Pilot is quite cheap in America, especially if you buy it in large bottles. Here's a 350ml (almost 12oz) bottle of black ink for 20 USD. It's also available in blue-black and red. That comes in at

u/ProfessorVirani · 2 pointsr/education

Are you using the speedball nibs in dip pens, or in fountain pens (in which there is an internal ink supply and the pen does not need to be repeatedly dipped into the ink)? If the former, then India ink should work fine. If the latter, you would need to use an ink that specifically says it's for fountain pens.

If you end up needing fountain pen ink for the whole class, I think Pilot's 350mL bottles are the best bulk value around.

u/dajohnnyboy · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Could get a Platinum Preppy or Pilot Varsity. I would recommend getting the Pilot MR Metropolitan for under $15. It includes a converter which allows you to refill your pen from a bottle of ink (much cheaper than buying cartridges). If you get the preppy and want to use bottle ink (much cheaper than cartridges), you will need to a converter for $5.

If you want some cheap ink, get [Pilot Blue Black](Ink 350ml INK350BB (japan import) It's $22 for 350 mL ($0.06/mL) which should last a very long time. Cartridges are about $0.50/mL.

u/JunkyardSam · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Haha, pretty much. Heavy glass soda style bottles. 11.83 ounces so nearly the same as a can of soda. Inked up forever for $22!

They're not fancy inks but I keep over 20 pens inked so I use primarily safe and simple inks these days... and I just love the flow and feel of Pilot's inks.

u/Mityas_Mortar · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I agree. For a long time I used these and I really like their slender shape. They have the same innards as the one posted by dbzpsycho1 above.

I recently switched to the all metal one that he posted. I bought two of them on Amazon and I refill them as needed. Even though they're slightly thicker they are indestructible which is great!

u/davidrools · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Fuck yeah that's been my pen of choice since college. F-301's, G-301s (gel), F-401 (w. rubber grip), and my personal favorite, the F-701 all stainless. I always liked having a stick of metal in the hand, and the 701 goes all the way. It's a bit heavy for long writing sessions, but it signs names with authority.

u/ItsNeebs · 2 pointsr/pens

Sure. This pen is amazing ergonomically and hella cheap (shaped much like rotring with knurled grip and stainless steel construction), BUT: it has two drawbacks. One is the awful stock ink that smudges, and the other is the plastic clicky that squeaks. So, several posters took it upon themselves to remedy these problems.

Firstly, everything on the pen is metal except for one part of the pen; the retractable "clicker" - weird, right? The plastic parts make it squeak whenever you bring the pen in or out. Thankfully, another zebra pen DOES have the metal clicker! The rest of the pen's construction is not much to write home about, but that's unimportant. You just need that metal clicker construction.

Secondly, the ink. The stock ink is pretty bad and is prone to smudging. Once again, thankfully, the fisher space pen insert will fit once you remove a small plastic part at the front of the f-701.

An anon that I think posts here made a walkthrough of the mod process here, so if you follow it you will yourself become the very owner of a Space Zebra F-7401!

This will leave you with a great fully metal pen that also has an ergonomic knurled grip and that makes use of the pressurized space ink!

u/fillosofer · 2 pointsr/pens

A thinner pen on the cheaper side, hmm. Any of the Paper Mates line in fine point work very well for the pricepoint. There's the 100RT, 300RT, and 500RT/550RT, and the 700RT. I've had a hard time finding the 700RT in fine point (.7), but I believe they do make it. The RT stands for retractable by the way, if that makes a huge difference. I tend to lose caps easily so I prefer all my pens in retractable. The Pilot B2P in fine point (.7) and the Pilot "Better Ballpoint" fine point both use the same refill, but I prefer the B2P, which writes incredibly. All of the ones I just named have a pretty thin body to them as well. If you wanna spend a couple extra dollars I always feel the Zebra F-701 is an absolute must for every day carry. It's got a super heavy feel to it and you can snip down most thin refills to fit into it. The refill that comes in the 701 is okay, but not the greatest, although I would still recommend it. It's all metal, even the grip which is metal. I'm a tense person too and grip my pens tight and I love the feel of the 701. That's just a few to look around on the internet for. I'm super particular about my pens so if you get to try any of those and are looking to go in a different direction youre always welcome to message me. I'm not into fountain pens at all, basically just the cheap stuff, and with a little ingenuity you can combine some cheap parts to make some pretty nice stuff. As far as how it looks, if you check any of those out and like/dislike certain looks I could probably help there too. A super cheap pen you can get by the dozen is the Bic "Soft feel" which I personally love the look of but dont be fooled, the "soft grip" isn't all that soft but it writes okay for a "by the box" pen. The last one I could say off the top of my head is the Pentel RSVP in a fine point. It has a cap unfortunately, but it really does write well, looks super basic, and I'm sure they make a retractable version I haven't seen. Gimme a sec and I can link you to some that I mentioned.

Edit - Links: Ill keep updating.

Retractable Pentel RSVP in black (.7) - Pentel RSVP Super RT Ballpoint Pen, (0.7mm) Fine Line, Black Ink, Box of 12 (BX477-A)

Zebra F-701 (.8) - Zebra 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

Bic Atlantis Exact (.7 but writes way thinner) - BIC Atlantis Pen 0.7mm, Pack of 3 - VCGNP31-AST

Pilot B2P ballpoint (.7 but again seems thinner. Careful though, they make a B2P gel so make sure you read descriptions and check packaging if possible) - Pilot Bottle-2-Pen (B2P) - Retractable Ball Point Pens Made from Recycled Bottles (5 Count) Fine Point, 2 Black Ink/2 Blue Ink/1 Red Ink, Refillable, Comfortable Grip (32614)

Pilot "Better" ballpoint (.7, uses the same refill as the B2P) - Pilot Retractable Ballpoint roller pens, Black & Blue colors Fine point, 10 Count

Paper Mates RT 300 (can find in .7 pretty easily) - Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Fine Point, Black, Box of 12 (1951360)

Paper Mates RT 700 (have only been able to find in 1.0 but pretty sure there's .7's out there. To me it's kinda girly looking but you can swap it into a Paper Mates Flexgrip Ultra which has a nice, classic look

RT700 - Paper Mate InkJoy 700RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, White Barrel, Black Ink, Box of 12 (1951347)

Flexgrip Ultra (not Flexgrip Elite, unless you like that one better) Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Stick Medium Point Ballpoint Pen, 12-Count

Bic "Soft Feel" (only been able to find in 1.0/Medium but I'm sure they make a fine as well, though I heard it's not great) - BIC 8373971 Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black, 12-Count

Give me your thoughts when you have time or if I missed any you wanna see.

u/Cigar_smoke · 2 pointsr/pens

Order a Zebra F-701 and put a Space pen refill it will cost ~$14 so it’s not hard on your pocket. I work outdoors as well and have that combo & keep a space pen in the car with no issues.

u/producer35 · 2 pointsr/EDC

The pen shown in OP's photo is the Zebra F-301 which I carry and like very much. I didn't know Zebra made a full stainless steel version but I found the Zebra F-701 on Amazon and it looks pretty sweet. Thanks for the tip!

By the way, I currently own a Jeep and don't have any Benchmade folders either but have been lusting after a Benchmade Griptilian 551 for quite a while.

u/Lesmothian · 2 pointsr/archlinux

For meetings and things like that, I use one of these with one of these.

For keeping script snippets and such, vim.

u/SuitedPair · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm very happy with it. I've lost so many of the regular ones, but this guy has stuck around for like 2 years.

u/JoeyJpm · 2 pointsr/EDC

Left to right, top to bottom:

Pens & Tools (I rotate my pocket pen & keep the rest in my bag. Logic dictates when to and which tool to carry.):

Leatherman Supertool Original with sheath - It's crazy to think, but this was retired before I was born. Several of my family members used to work in hardware stores so occasionally these things are found lying around brand new.

Leatherman Juice CS4 - Great little tool, it fits in my pocket without any notice.

Zebra F-701 .7 Black - Great look & feel but it writes like shit. Anyone know a good refill that fits?

Pentel EnerGel .7 Black - Incredibly smooth & bold, not too big a fan of the look.

G2 .38 & .7 Black - G2s, nuff said.

Uniball Signo 207 .7 Black - Comparable to the G2, but it has a metal clip.

Did you notice I put the EnerGel in here twice? - Because I didn't

Frixion Erasable .7 Black - Ink is really sort of grayish, but it still beats white-out.

Everything Else:

Panasonic RP-HJE120-K IEMS - Perfect for people who are afraid of breaking or losing their buds. I wrap them around a binder clip and attack it to a belt loop with a carabiner.

Keys, Bottle Opener, PNY USB Drive - The flash drive has lubuntu on it. The opener is exclusively for mexican corner store drinks.

Best Made Co. Pocket Notebook - This isn't exactly the one I have but it is the closest I could find.

Dollar Store Notepad - It was 3 for dollar. Would you not buy it?

Dockers Trifold Leather Wallet - Not even close to the one I have, but still the closest they still make.

Not included: School ID, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Direct picture quality complaints to Samsung except for the lighting, that's just because I suck.)

u/soups0n · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Zebra F-701 and Zebra F-402 aren't exactly tactical, but they are pretty heavyweight and write really well. They take cheap refills too. I have the F-701 and the weight and sturdiness are great, however I don't really write that much, just come class notes and such.

u/shaorr · 2 pointsr/EDC

Car and house key w/ Corter Leather Bottlehook

iPhone 5 in Diztronic Black Matte TPU case

Spyderco Delica 4

Saddleback ID wallet in Dark Coffee Brown - Contains DL, School ID, Debit card, Insurance card, ATL Breezecard, Cash

Zebra F-701 with F-402 Mods (click assembly, pocket clip, and end cap)

u/AlexGioXo · 2 pointsr/EDC

Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9MM (Stock)

7 Round Magazine

[CYA Supply Co. IWB Kydex Holster] (

[(Not pictured) Aker Leather Concealed Carry Belt] (

[Leatherman Juice S2] (

[Gerber Dime] (

[Kershaw Leek] (

[Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Pen] (

Zippo Venetian High Polish Chrome Lighter

[Burts Bees Lip Balm] (

[Gerber Shard] (

[Klarus Mini One USB LED Flashlight] (

[Stanley 3' Measuring Tape] (

[Timex Miami Chronograph] (

Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide Pinky Ring

[House of Jack Co Bifold Wallet] (

[Sandalwood Comb] (

u/jd_edc · 2 pointsr/pens

Zebra F-701. Should hit all the points on your list, and blue refills are easily available despite the fact it comes with black. Pen+refills from Amazon would still be under the $10 mark.

u/mackeya879 · 2 pointsr/TumblrInAction

Women have a pen made specifically for them...I mean seriously, why are we complaining?

u/pound657 · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I would take my happy ass to the house.
Sit down at my desk, take out my stationery, my lovely pen and write that angry letter!


u/qwicksilfer · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Oh god. Okay. I feel like I've been preparing for this post my whole life (or at least since I found these awesome things on amazon):

u/citizenc · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/anthracis417 · 2 pointsr/misc

The Amazon reviews for these lady pens are hilarious!

u/Oreosmooshy · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Yeah, it's a pretty famous product. You should see the Amazon reviews.

u/talithaeli · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/siredav · 2 pointsr/gaming

This is for you. (Be sure to check the Customer Q&As!)

u/playhertwo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Item found in add on wish list. My daughter steals my pens and takes the springs out of them making them useless :( my one and only pen is being held together by tape right now.

She looked at him, her breathing uneven and fast. Her feet were at the edge now, and he was right behind her. She knew she couldn't turn back. She turned back around, and as she peered over the edge, looking in to the darkness below, she felt his hand on her back and with a push he said, "...I don't know, fly casual".

u/awkwardlittleturtle · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I didn't get much at all back and had to use it for overdue bills. Fun stuff. If I had gotten a larger amount, I would have put it toward a road trip. I haven't had an out-of-town adventure in a long time!

pens (on my nursing school WL, available as for <$4 with free shipping under other buying choices)

Thanks for the contest! /u/Luckystar812 is a very nice person! And so are you!

u/Pinalope4Real · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

On my under $5 list


Thanks for the contest :-)

u/techno_twistedd · 2 pointsr/ADHD

Same experience, here. I noticed more doodles on my notes from when I was in between a medication swap (adderall to vyvanse, and the latter works amazingly for me). It's crazy how much different my note-taking styles are when on medication and when not.

For increased attention span, I also use these colored pens and plain computer paper to take notes in all my classes. I number the pages I write on, and then I copy the notes into a different notebook for each subject, for that extra-clean look. There's also the added bonus of having to rewrite the material, which helps retention. :D

u/StoryDone · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon





I love boobies



or [this] (

Didn't I say, I love boobies?
The last two are add ons- helpful when there are contests for such!

u/Darkcatnip · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These pens would be handy and great! Everyone at work keeps stealing my pretty pens and I am now down to black and blue. :)

pay attention in class!

u/selfcurlingpaes · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

$2.88 Awezome pens for note taking this semester

u/cknap · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sounds like fun! I'll have to do this later

1.) Something that is grey: Pelican Gray Nail Polish. (on private WL)

2.) Something reminiscent of rain: Shower Curtain is a barrier between the bathroom tiles and cascading, rain-like, waterfall that flows from the showerhead. (on dream WL)

3.) Something food related that is unusual: Candy Mold. Chocolate frogs, anyone? (on under $5 WL)

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!): Ice Cream Maker. No ice cream for me because I started keto last week. My friends and family would benefit from this when I make them some delicious ice cream. (on dream WL)

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!: The Knife of Never Letting Go. It's book one of the Chaos Walking trilogy, which has rave reviews. Apparently it's a dark, dystopian book full of suspense. (on high priority WL)

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!: Laser Finger Beams (not on WL)

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...): Westside Warrior Nail Polish. Lions, which are really big cats, are warriors of the jungle. (on under $5 WL)

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it: Origami Star Paper. I like folding these, but once I make them into stars, I literally have nothing to do with them. There's jars of them all across my house and all I can do is look at them (on under $5 WL)

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?: Song from Iron Man 3 Soundtrack. Everyone should see it because Iron Man + Tony Stark + RDJ = <3 (on digital WL)

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.: Spin-the-shot. If zombies attack, I would need to be drunk, so this would come in handy for some last minute fun before I turn into a brain eating zombie. Let's face it, I'm not surviving a zombie attack... (on $5-$10 WL)

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals: Coconut Oil. Everyone on the keto subreddit raves about this stuff. Being a newbie to this lifestyle, I feel that if so many people had great results using this oil, that it would help with my goals. (on $11-$25 WL)

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items: Anti-stress face mask (not surprisingly, found on my add-on WL)

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?: Globe Bar. I would feel like a super cool James Bond-esque spy who would have a secret room hidden behind a bookshelf. Plus I love alcohol and globes. (on dream WL)

14.) Something bigger than a bread box: Desk Easel. (on $11-25 WL)

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball: Earrings. (on private WL)

16.) Something that smells wonderful: Pink Punch Baby Lips (on add-ons WL)

17.) A (SFW) toy: Kindle. I would consider this a techie toy. (on dream WL)

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school: Fun Colored Pens. (on add-on WL)

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be: Paints. My current obsession is painting! (on $11-25 WL)

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand: Mug. I love love love this literature mug. I not only love the varying typography all over it, but I think that there are some really striking first lines of literature. (on $11-25 WL)


1.) Real name: PM sent

2.) Made in Oregon: Handwarmer Mug

Edit: raffle phrase - fear cuts deeper than swords

u/gnopgnip · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Skillcraft pens are the best for the price. They last practically forever, comfortable to use, made by the blind. The ink goes on smoothly, but not too smooth like gel pens. The click is satisfying, and the pen feels right in your hand. The inner that holds the ink is made of metal and the plastic outsides are a heavier plastic than most cheap pens. They appear cheap enough so that you don't have to go out of your way to prevent them from being stolen, and they come in a pack of 12 so that if you lose a few it is no big deal.

u/L0west_0f_the_L0w · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Thats a really good point about it being reusable, I am actually pretty picky about my pens. I did 10 years in the Navy, and we were forced to carry a very certain type of pen

that SUCK at writing. Terrible feel, they drag, smear, splotch randomly... now that I am out, I only use TUL just because the write so wonderfully, I may get a Metropolitan and see how I like them. Next semester, my notes in class will be much more enjoyable to write.

u/ninjatude · 2 pointsr/TalesFromThePizzaGuy

Well, if it's any consolation, I've been looking into picking up a box of US. Government Standard Skilcraft pens. Apparently they're the best goddamn pens on the face of the earth, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a goddamn communist.

u/SixThousandHulls · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

They look very cool! Although honestly, I wouldn't have connected them to the transgender flag colors if you hadn't mentioned it. Now, will cis people be able/allowed to use these too, or will it be like Bic for Her?

u/kellykebab · 2 pointsr/delusionalartists

Guys didn't happen to buy single serving yogurt, so companies directly marketed to them.

Is this Bic Pen for Her a result of toxic feminity?

u/no_real_username · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/hookbill2 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I believe he replaced the jinhao with a Zebra G flex nib.

zebra G

u/Deathmonkeyjaw · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Ive never done this, but I have heard good things about these. Buy a jinhao X750 and buy the zebra G nib and put it in the pen, there are some tutorials on youtube

u/TheLoneMudskiteer · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

The Zebra G nibs are *extremely* flexible, probably some of the most flexible nibs on the market. Here's a video using the same nib. I believe these nibs were meant for dip pens (although I could be wrong), so they come in a small box of 10 or so, and are relatively cheap on amazon as well.

u/SpamTheEagle · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Pens. I keep losing/lending them. 2 packs of these.


u/wakasm · 2 pointsr/boardgames

> Should you need to make a copy of the back of the campaign guide

You don't have to. You can. Someone once suggested these pens to me and they have been a great tool in war on writing on things for my board games.

> Is there any replay-ability at all

There definitely is. 4 difficulties alone make a lot of replay-ability, new cards and characters make it replay-able. If you don't spoil all the different outcomes, it has replay-ability there. We find that once you've stepped away from the game for a bit... unless your memory is impeccable, it's often hard to remember exactly which outcomes lead to which endings, etc.

> tips

Be prepared for things to go wrong. Like any Lovecraft themed game.

u/s_M_e · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

these Pilot Frixion Pens are my favorite.

The Rocketbook Wave is also great for lecture.

u/vrotographer · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I have a few Pilot Metropolitans. A black one with a medium nib was my first one, and I still use it as my daily driver. It's about $12 currently on Amazon, so if I were you, I'd start with that.

^^Ninja ^^edit also be aware that fountain pens are different from dip pens (I assume that's what you meant by drip pen? :) ). Fountain pens can be used for art projects, but they're mainly for writing. And also DON'T PUSH ON THE NIB unless you're sure it's a flex nib! Pens like the Noodler's Konrad or Noodler's Ahab are flex nibs, so you can push on them to get a thicker line. (Sorry if that was a little confusing!)
Good luck!

u/Adamrdcp · 2 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

Yeah the metropolitan is one of their fountain pen models. Here's a link to their medium nib version, which is the same size as a fine nib by International standards.

Also thank God you don't use ball points they're garbage.

u/WinterCharm · 2 pointsr/business

Would you like some recommendations?

Check out the Pilot Metropolitan. It's clean and polished looks are so smooth and inoffensive, and the silver or gold will go really well with a tie clip. There are no obvious logos on the pen, and it's rounded smooth edges are easy on the eyes.

Get the fine point. It writes beautifully, too :)

Another favorite of mine to use with a silver tie clip is the Cross Bailey. It has a black lacquer body and a silver trim.

That's just to get you started. Generally, try matching your pen with your tie clip and cufflinks. Also, if you keep it in your pocket tip-up then you won't have any problems with ink leaking out of the pen. It also becomes a conversation piece, if you have to pull it out of your pocket to use it for writing.

Have gold and silver cufflinks, and a gold tie clip? Wear a red or gold tie, and this:

u/borkthegee · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

I'm still a newbie too so don't take my word as anything other than a fellow person learning too, but I've recently gotten the Pilot Metropolitan (a fountain pen)

Amazon has one for around $10 (that's medium nib, I prefer a fine nib for writing small such as a dot journal, and medium for larger writing such as lined paper or unlined).

My local pen guy calls it "absolutely the best pen under $100, bar none" and "don't bother buying another pen until you save up $120-150 and can afford a gold nib", so for $10-15 that makes it a super easy way to get into writing with one.

Why use a fountain pen? With a cartridge they're hassle free but regardless of ink supply they're very nice to write with. Almost no pressure required at all, a very simple and smooth glide over the paper. Easy to hold and you can hold it reverse to get an even finer line (at the cost of losing some of the smoothness of the glide).

Plus if you get into it, you can replace the disposable cartridges with a converter that lets you actually suck up from a bottle of ink and do it the old school way, and there's something "zen" or meditative about using great paper, a great pen, and treating writing practice as a form of mindfulness practice. But maybe that's just me :P

EDIT: On the total other side of the spectrum, if fountain isn't for you, I used to make cheaply rigged Mont Blanc rollerballs. The rollerballs are better than ballpoint (but not as smooth as fountain). I would buy Mont Blanc rollerball refills for like $7, and G2 Gel pens, and then one could cut a little bit off of the end of the Mont Blanc rollerball refill and place it into the Gel pen case after removing the gel ink.$200-in-2-minutes-and-have-the-worlds-best-wr/ That would get you a very high quality writing experience for cheap I bet

u/AwesomeBrainPowers · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Yeah, my demonstrator's held up nicely (despite being banged around more than a little), but the reports I've heard of the opaque Singularities breaking led me to making it a stay-at-home pen, just to be safe.

If you want a really fine line, check out the Sailor HighAce: thinnest line I've ever seen.

There's also the Pilot Metropolitan, of course. Medium nibs are on sale on Amazon right now, and a Pilot M is going to be both smooth and roughly equivalent to an F/EF western nib.

u/TheCook_Cola · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Black Barrel, Classic Design, Medium Nib, Black Ink (91107)

u/Axana · 2 pointsr/Retconned

I prefer pen and paper. Writing by hand has always helped me retain more knowledge and memory than typing, and there's actually some science to back this up.

>According to a new study, Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer of Princeton University and UCLA Los Angeles respectively, students who write out their notes by hand actually learn more than those to type their notes on laptops. Over the course of several experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer tested students’ memories for factual detail, conceptual comprehension, and synthesizing capabilities after half of them took notes by hands and the other half took notes by way of computer. Students who used laptops cranked out more words than hand-writers did, but the hand-writers ended up with a stronger conceptual understanding across the board.

This, plus I find the tactile feel of the pen moving and creating across the paper to be a deeply satisfying and somewhat spiritual experience.

I use a simple Black n' Red spiral notebook (LOL that Amazon price) because I find it easier to let loose and write down anything that comes to mind. The fancy journals I've purchased in the past always ended up unused because I was too anxious and self-conscious about marking up the pretty pages with thoughts that didn't seem "worth it." If you're going to start journaling on pen and paper, I strongly recommend starting with the simple route. Spend the money on something fancy when you're more comfortable with journaling.

I also strongly recommend ditching ballpoint pens if you're serious about paper journaling. Gel and fountain pens let you get your thoughts out much faster and with less pain. I use a Uni-ball Signo UM-151 and Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen. Again, I don't like to get too fancy with my journaling. It's more important to get the words out than fret over the tools.

As for what to write...write whatever resonates with you no matter how scattered or silly or unformed it may seem. Don't get self-conscious about it. Just get the words out.

u/FinallyNewShoes · 2 pointsr/facepalm

You can do it! Seriously you can get a Pilot Metro for $10. It comes with a bulb converter too so you can fill it with that blue waterman if you like.

u/DracoJon · 2 pointsr/Wetshaving

Lol. It kind of depends. There are a lot of variables. I'll list out a few options for you.

  • Pilot Metro - This is one of the gold standards in fountain pens right now. Pilot doesn't fuck around when it comes to making nibs. Out of the box this thing should write like a dream. If you're getting the one linked, you'll also want to do yourself a favor and get yourself a piston converter for the pen. Unless you don't plan to ever use bottled ink. In that case you can buy cartridges to your heart's content and be just fine. so in total, your cost of entry is like $20-ish.

  • TWSBI ECO - This is, in my opinion, the highest bang for your buck option in entry level pens. I love demonstrators. Having the clear barrel so you can see your ink sloshing around is sweet. The nibs are pretty decent, and the piston filling mechanism is awesome. If you're writing all the time, the huge ink capacity means you'll be able to write a lot with it before you need to re-fill. Cost of entry here is roughly $30.

  • Jinhao X450 - Every time I've used one of these super cheap Chinese fountain pens I've been incredibly pleasantly surprised. The nibs are actually pretty decent. There's some issues with quality control on some of them. Weird things like loos caps or loose grip sections or loose converters inside could potentially make for a less than great experience, but you can find lots of these on ebay, like 10 for 5 bucks. You'll have to wait a few weeks to get them from China, but they're great for being able to take with you and have 0 worries of breaking or losing them. Cost of entry is roughly $5

    Those are the 3 pen models I personally recommend, although if you ask around you'll also find people recommending the Lamy Safari/Vista/Al-star (same model, different materials). It's not a bad pen, I've owned a couple and like them, but they're in the price range between the Metro and the ECO, and the ECO and Metro are so much better that I don't feel comfortable recommending the Safari over either of them, unless you have a boner for German engineering, haha.

    In terms of ink, there's so much stuff out there that there's really no place to start in terms of explaining it. I'd be happy to send some samples your way, though, if you were interested in getting started.

    The biggest favor you can do for yourself when you get into fountain pens is to buy yourself some quality paper to write on. It's a night and day difference between shitty standard copy paper and a nice fountain pen friendly notebook.

    One of my favorites is the Black n' Red. Writing on it is smooth, and there's no bleeding or ghosting of ink, and if you get some ink that does some cool stuff, this paper will let it do the cool stuff.

    Please feel free to PM me or even reach out to people on r/fountainpens if you have any questions. We'd be more than happy to help you get started!
u/NeonGreenTiger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

All Hail the Lobster!!"

^^I'm ^^sensing ^^a ^^contest ^^train ^^XD


u/whichversionofme · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Just a few comments/suggestions :)

I would recommend the Pilot Metropolitan as a starter, for around the price of the Plasir it is very reliable, smooth writer, and much easier to clean. If you do buy the Plasir, you will also need to buy a convertor to use bottled ink, where the Metropolitan comes with one included.

The Jinhao is a copycat of the Lamy Safari, a good starter, but know that people either absolutely love or hate the style of the grip.

The inks you picked out are good, although to start I really recommend getting a Goulet sample pack so you can try similar colors before committing to an entire bottle, which will last quite a while.

Hope this helps! I love helping new people explore the world of fountain pens :)

u/chrono13 · 2 pointsr/sysadmin
u/ElencherMind · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Buy one for $13 on Amazon, throw in a few other things you need and get free shipping.

u/Elevener · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I use THIS one every day. I also had the fine nib but I don't dig it. I like the medium nib much better.

u/ahhmayzingclaire · 2 pointsr/LearnJapanese

I like these. There's one firm and one softer one. And they're not expensive.

u/martijnvkeulen · 2 pointsr/PlannerAddicts

Of course! In this video I mostly used my tombow brush pen hard tip, here is a link:

And the yellow one is just a tombow brush pen, but I think you are familiar with that one.

u/fschae · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

I felt the same when I first started. I'm still not the best but with lots of practice, Ive learned to love it! I haven't quite perfected using the Tombow Duel brush pens but I really like using just the Tombow pens with a hard or soft tip! You can find there here: hope this helps :)

u/toothbops · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

They usually come in a pack of both if you get them from an art supply store. I’m sure they have the two pack on amazon. The hard tips just have a stiffer tip for finer control. It’s a lot easier for me to get consistent line width with the hard tips compared to the soft ones.

You can draw with anything my dude. The world is your oyster.

u/cabbagerosecat · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

Does she like to do paintings, pen drawings, hand-lettering, markers, tape, collage, or just a vanilla bujo, etc? There are sooo many ways to do a bujo so it's hard to recommend something general that she'll like but doesn't have yet haha. I'm going to assume she either likes to do hand-lettering or marker drawings since she was trying a Tombow blender.

If she mostly writes or does ink drawings - Copic or Micron multiliners in different sizes. The Pentel Pocket Brush is also very good for getting interesting lines down on line art or to combine with watercolor painting, but I don't recommend it as a hand-lettering pen.

Do you know what kind of pen she usually does her normal writing in? A lot of bujo-ers have kind of a favorite brand of cheap-ish pen that they like to use (Muji being one of the more popular ones). If you do, you could get her a fresh package.

If she likes to use markers - well, Tombows are pretty much the de facto bujo marker, even if the blender isn't too good. If she already has some, you could maybe take a peek at her collection and see if there are any colors she doesn't have but might like. For coloring, I also like Brushables markers because they're very pastel/soft, and Zebra Mildliners for highlighting stuff.

If she likes doing paintings and pasting them into her journal, you could get her some watercolor paper.

If she likes using decorative tape, you can find the washi tape aisle at Michaels and pick out some stuff.......but honestly it's way cheaper on Amazon. You can also try looking for flake stickers on Etsy, there are SO many options there, too!

If she likes hand-lettering, my favorite brush pen is the fudenosuke.

She may also like some small rubber stamps (for dates or tiny decorative details like floral wreathes), or stencils (especially for dates or circles).

My absolute most favorite pen to just write with day to day is a Lamy Safari fountain pen, if she's interested in that kind of thing (although that's a very expensive path to go down lol).

The one item that I would be willing to get for pretty much any bujo-er, without knowing their current collection of supplies or what they like to do, would be the fudenosuke pen (they sell it at Michaels, too). They're not refillable, so even if she already has this pen she'll likely need a replacement before too long.

u/RadioRunner · 2 pointsr/learnart

Brush pens are difficult, I didn't intend for you to learn to draw with one, I apologize.
Peter Han is the original creator and instructor of the "Dynamic Sketching" class that is popular for many artists learning today. The creator of, "Uncomfortable", studied under Han and created the curriculum of Drawabox to be based on Peter Han's instruction, but more simplified and rigid for brand-new students. Both Han and Uncomfortable urge students to learn in pen.
It builds line confidence ,and urges you to think before placing something down. As you build line confidence and critical visualization, you rely less on the guess-work of pencil drawing, and digital-with-undo.
So, better to start off that way and force your brain to catch up, I think.

As for pens, I've been enjoying Tombow hybrid brush pens.
They're not actual brushes, more like miniature marker pens. They create very fine lines, like a fineliner, but when you press more firmly you can get some shape to your stroke.

Otherwise, Pigma Micron 08's and Faber Castell .05's are both good and recommended often. Drawabox even sells sets of its own personally recommended pens.

If you want to browse recommendations, check out Jake Parker's blog page, the creator of Inktober:

I love Jake Parker, he has such a great temperament. He founded with some other great children's book artists, and they have a lot of good instruction.

I'm personally working through the curriculum that I created. I've done Proko's Figure Drawing course, Drawabox up until Lesson 7, and Marco Bucci's "Understanding and Painting the Head".
Now that I've created the curriculum, I will be going through Drawabox again but paying for critique to make sure that I have the best evaluation of my skillset before moving on to more difficult things.

And to answer your original question again, I don't think either medium would hamper your growth. Digital allwos some nice conveniences, like laying down perspective lines really quickly and being able to try out painting without a mess.
But physical is still just as valid, and I still prefer going physical. Dynamic sketching at the zoo with some pens and markers is tons of fun, and I do think it requires the most thoughtful process.

u/mvong91 · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

For the lettering I used the this tombow brush pen (soft tip), and stabilo fineliners for the flowers!

Edit: I haven’t posted much on reddit so forgive my formatting! ><

u/sasquatchinheat · 2 pointsr/Art

I think its probably the pen you're using. A lot of them have what's called archival ink, so once it dries on the paper (like 2 seconds) nothing else is gonna wash them away.

Micron Pens are really great.

These are my favorite right now:

u/GimmeTheGunKaren · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Practice! Muscle memory is a real thing. Also a better than average pen makes a difference. For a non-fancy recommendation, I love these:

PILOT Precise V5 Stick Liquid Ink Rolling Ball Stick Pens, Extra Fine Point, Black Ink, Dozen Box (35334)

u/Ethikos · 1 pointr/EDC
u/BehavioralSink · 1 pointr/nba

Made the mistake of getting back in to the NBA while writing my MS thesis. Do yourself a favor and disconnect yourself from the internet.

p.s. These are still my favorite.

u/pencilomatic · 1 pointr/notebooks

Okay, so I used an Expedition for a while doing some research in the sticks of Nicaragua and I tried a number writing implements (all with limited success, they all smudged a bit). If you use a pencil, I think it is best to use lead that is quite hard, since that won't smudge as much. Those also happen to be good for EDC, since they tend to have better point retention. A Staedtler Wopex is a good option, if you don't mind the weird, rubbery feel. But basically any pencil will work (including mechanical pencils) as long as the lead is fairly hard. Like /u/lightinthedark suggested, you can use a bullet point to make it more carry-able. I also use pencil caps, which are great as long as they're metal.

If you do want to use a pen, I had good luck with a ballpoint. Any basic ballpoint works pretty darn good; I used the FN one for a while (which is a Bic Clic). If you go for anything fancy it'll probably smudge, although I also used a space pen for a hot minute. Those don't hold up to being lost in warehouses though.

u/LustyRazor · 1 pointr/EDC

This changes everything. Anyone got a link to a pocket clip?

Edit: Google

u/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/EDC

Also, if you don't already have one /u/squatch2401 , you can just buy a Space Pen that has a clip with it.

u/usmcahump · 1 pointr/EDC

Knife: definitely something more beefy than the Leek (while it is a beautiful knife you may want something more rugged I like the Ontario rat 2 or the fixed blade Rat 3 I also like this gerber "survival knife"
Light: that's a great light good pick
Multitool: This gerber is my favorite, they've taken me through two deployments overseas and still run like a champ
Pen: Space pen for sure

u/dilvish-damned · 1 pointr/EDC

I gotcha on this one! I just went through the exact same thing. I had been using a Pilot G2 .38 and loving it. Wanted it to be portable and metal.

You'll have to switch to frixion. Doesn't write quite as nicely as the G2 but it's close. Plus frixion is erasable.

Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Retractable Erasable Gel Ink Pens,Extra Fine Point, - 0.38 mm - Black/Blue/Red Ink- Value Set of 3

Get a Fisher bullet and toss the childishly thick cartridge. And then put in the cartridge from the frixion.

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Space Pen with Clip - Matte Black, Gift Boxed (400BCL)

You'll need to add something to the end of the Fisher pen to ensure the cartridge is pushed out....I used a wooden dowel.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have questions.

u/P2120 · 1 pointr/EDC

Top Row:
-2004 Jeep TJ Rubicon key with a SAK Classic SD on a carabiner clipped to my beltloop
-New Addition Thrunite TN12 (2016) Warm clipped on my front left pocket
-New Addition Fisher Bullet Space Pen with clip thrown in or clipped to my front right pocket
-New Addition Benchmade Minigrip black and combo edge blade clipped to my front right pocket (rotates with Spyderco)
-New Addition Spyderco SS Delica 4 with combo edge this is clipped in my right front pocket (roatates with Benchmade)
-Yeti Rambler 18oz. SS this is almost always nearby with ice cold water in it

Bottom Row:
-New Addition Magpul iPhone 7 Case my jet black iPhone 7 is always in my front left pocket, cannot reccommend this case enough
-Field Notes Black Ice this is in my back right pocket
-Matte Green Zippo Lighter I don't smoke but I know people that do and it's always handy to have a lighter, when carried it's thrown in my front right pocket
-Old Geoffrey Beene Wallet sorry it's the closest thing I came across. This lives in my back right pocket

u/TheRestlessBear · 1 pointr/EDC

I wasn't aware that they made a plastic space pen! This is the one I have

u/tylerstylede · 1 pointr/EDC

Do yourself a favor and trade that pen for the only sturdy option I ever found worth tumbling in my pocket for years.

u/boththings · 1 pointr/EDC
u/pancaaakes · 1 pointr/EDC

I'm a fan of the Pilot G2 Mini when I just need to jot quick notes. Doesn't take up much room at all. The only real problem is the ink runs out relatively quickly, especially when writing long winded notes.

For everything else, I use a SS Parker Jotter with Fisher Space Pen refill

u/realravindra · 1 pointr/pens

Pens don't necessarily need to be expensive to be professional. If you want something that has metal construction and writes well, I'd suggest the Pentel Energel Alloy, it has an all-metal body that fits basically any refill you'd like. Other than that, I'd say the Parker Jotter. This is my favorite color, but you can find all variations/combinations of colors, and the refill is universal so anything with that shape can be used.

u/vitagraphia · 1 pointr/pens

Stainless steel Parker Jotter:

It's refillable, so you can own just one or two and refill them -- minimal and good for the planet!

u/lvl_up · 1 pointr/funny

lol, has happened to me, solution: get one of these Metal taste will keep you from doing it and its a kickass pen

u/rorykane · 1 pointr/EDC
u/ThaddeusJP · 1 pointr/movies

Yeah, but hey, you can get the pen from GoldenEye for like 12 bucks!

u/ilessthanthreemath · 1 pointr/Surface

Last semester, I went fully digital when taking notes for my classes using my SP4. It's not an outright "better" experience - I would rather say that it's just "different" when compared to taking notes with pen and paper.

Good things:

  • never losing notes again (+sync to OneDrive, viewable from any internet-connected computer)
  • ability to record audio and synchronize playback to whatever you were writing at the time
  • being able to easily export notes/homework to PDFs to campus printers or send to others (this made me very popular with people who cut class)
  • ability to mark up electronic versions of textbooks with Drawboard PDF (if you can find electronic versions of them)
  • insert images/graphs from things like Mathematica directly onto the page, in color

    Bad things:

  • extremely poor battery life (~3-5 hours) under very light loads (I carry an external battery pack and my MacBook Air to compensate)
  • pen felt awkward for the first few weeks (missing "tactility" and resistance of pen on paper)
  • OneNote 2016 would randomly derp/crash for no reason at critical moments
  • "infinite paper" "feature" of OneNote 2016 is terrible especially when you go to print (things will get chopped off or duplicated). I created a "college ruled 8.5x11" template to get around that (creating a new page whenever needed).
  • it doesn't like my messy handwriting even after training it, so no handwriting --> searchable text for me
  • it really doesn't like complex, upper-level math for some reason (this happened to both me and my math instructor who used a SP2 last semester)

    For reference, before the SP4, I used to take notes with paper and 0.38mm Pilot G2 pens from high school up until now, which is a pretty good chunk of time. I don't see myself going back to pen and paper unless absolutely required.
u/8bitesq · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are the greatest pens in the world.

The whole Pilot G2 line is amazing. But I particularly love the .38 ultra fine pens. I love a fine point tip. It's so precise and it writes so smooth. if I could only write with one type of pen for the rest of my life this would be it. I love it so much.

u/narcoblix · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Chairs that cost $1000+ are not out of the norm at all.

Think of it this way: if you are a working professional in a white collar job, and you have to spend 6+ hours a day sitting, it makes a lot of sense to buy a chair that you are comfortable in. People pay ten times as much for things they use ten times less (e.g. cars).

It's a principle that I apply to much of what I own. As a student, I use just a couple of things really often:

  1. Keyboard
  2. Pen
  3. Notebook
  4. Backpack

    For each of those I have spent a significant amount of time and money figuring out what makes the best tool for me. Because they are the tools I use the most, they had better be of good quality. They are, in order:

  5. DAS Professional Model S
  6. Pilot G2/Uniball Stick Fine Point
  7. Moleskine Ruled Notebook A4
  8. Timbuk2 Q Backpack

    All of those are more expensive, but they make working and doing what I do a joy. If they are going to be my tools, then they are going to be good.



    Also, I'm really sorry if that came off as highly pretentious. I realize now that my not have come across the nicest. Oh well, I've typed it out, I can't back out now!
u/PhirePhly · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

It takes a while to break them in at first, but I've actually gone all the way down to 0.38.

u/WhyAmINotStudying · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

This set is fantastic for 0.38 mm pens. They aren't quite as inexpensive as the Pilot equivalent, but the color selection is fantastic for complex drawing. I found myself using a black pilot for writing normal notes, but the colors for diagrams and notation.

u/tmmThrowaway · 1 pointr/Teachers

Any will work! Right now I'm using a Lamy Safari pen. You can buy green ink cartridges or you can get converters to refill with any ink you'd wish. Lamy sells their own green ink but there are plenty of other options on amazon.

ALTERNATIVELY: I find that the converters don't hold enough ink, so once I've used up the default cartridge that comes with the pen, I wash it out and refill ink myself with a narrow-nosed syringe. Any kind will work as long as the tip is smaller than the opening of the ink cartridge opening, though you may spill some ink on your hands. I use this because no pokey-bleedy.

just remembered UK... so:
Lamy safari - amazon UK
green ink cartridges
Green ink (Waterman, not Lamy, works fine)

Happy hunting!

u/X207Blitz · 1 pointr/mechanical_gifs

Starter: Lamy Safari with some cartridges.

I have this pen at work and use cartridges rather than a converter to save time and prevent potential catastrophes of filling them. If you like the fountain pen in the GIF, TWSBI Vac 700, should be a great second starter or you can get a converter; just know you'll need bottled ink.

My favorite ink right now is Pilot Iroshizuku, lines are clean for most of my foutain pens, it dries decently fast and is easy to clean out of the pen aswell.

u/Nuffums117 · 1 pointr/pens
u/Vanrustic · 1 pointr/fountainpens

what is the difference between the Z24 and the Z26. when i look on amazon it looks like both will fit in my Lamy Studio, the Z26 looks more similar to the cartridges that i have in terms of shape....but they still look mostly the same. (also the amazon picture shows the z26 inside a studio)

Amazon link to the Z26

amazon link to the Z24

u/furysawa · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Thanks for the reply!

I do have a Lamy pen but I was in the market for a fancy looking one. So for my Lamy, does that mean I can just get this one and one of those eye dropper things?

u/DiscoAutopsy · 1 pointr/EDC

I was looking into getting the same pen. Which converter did you buy for the Al-Star, this one, or this one? I was thinking it was the Z24. Thanks in advance :D

u/luvthev · 1 pointr/AmazonTopRated

Here's the Converter for this pen:

u/PickAndChoose2 · 1 pointr/pens

I'd say look at Fisher Space Pens, I don't have one (cause I'm not into ballpoints) but these seem really nice:

[Fisher 400B Space Bullet Space Pen - Matte Black] (

Fisher Space Pen Men's Cap-O-Matic Space Pen

The Lamy 2000 isn't flashy, but it definitly looks expensive, personally if you like that pen save up and get the fountain pen version, its more worth it than the ballpoint in my opinion...

u/Sparks_MD · 1 pointr/EDC

Sorry guys, I thought this comment would show up but it didn't so here's it again!

Info and such.

Picture one is my work (garrison, not deployed) EDC and picture two is my normal EDC.

  1. IPhone 5 with LifeProof case

  2. [Fisher Space Pen] ( (This is my third one, last two flew off.)

  3. Just a normal sharpie

  4. Two diffrent types of Rite in the Rain

  5. Gerber Flick Multi-tool and belt carrying case

  6. Southord Jackknife lock-pick set

  7. Kershaw Cryo knife

  8. CREE LED flashlight

  9. Keys with a TEC P-7, a tritium key FOB, and a 2 GB flash drive

  10. ID tags

  11. A very cheap Armitron sports watch

  12. Carmex

  13. A BIC lighter

  14. Standard ear Protection

  15. Standard tri-fold wallet (will upgrade soon)

  16. Oakley Flak Jacket (These were given to me)

  17. Standard issue gloves (do not buy these)

    So I do carry much more stuff with me while I'm working but I'm quick to shed it when I get back to the barracks.

    Hope you enjoyed and I'll be happy to answer any questions about my getup!
u/alextastic · 1 pointr/pens

This one, right? I've been thinking about getting one of those.

u/lordvadr · 1 pointr/EDC

Wow, that's pretty cool. I carry a Fisher military space pen with me religiously, but cool pen nonetheless.

u/goretsky · 1 pointr/EDC


It came across as a standard link to me.

Does work for you, or does it have a ref= and qid= in the URL as well when you open the page?

If the latter, you may have something installed in your web browser which is adding a referrer link to Amazon.Com URLs in order to generate a commission. Which might suggest a trip to /r/24hoursupport or /r/techsupport is in order.


Aryeh Goretsky

u/hwknsj · 1 pointr/pens

that reminds me a lot of the fisher space military pen

u/Crete · 1 pointr/architecture

Pilot V5 Extra Fine

When they came out with the Retractable version of this bad boy it was like Christmas. I also found another cap version while I was in Greece last Spring that had a gray body and a super fine point...Love this pen so much. I also use Microns a lot, although I'm not sure why.

u/skooterz · 1 pointr/writing

I'm a fan of these.

u/BigK250 · 1 pointr/pens

A little higher on the price range you mentioned but I've enjoyed the Pilot Precise V5 line of pens. They come in a variety of colours, pack sizes, and they're fine pointed which I fine handy in my line of work where I have to take a lot of notes in a day.

Pilot Precise V5 RT Retractable Rolling Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point, Black Ink, Dozen Box -26062

u/Harley1986 · 1 pointr/EDC

Thanks! Honestly, the pen I write with the most is the Pilot Precise V5 RT. It's been my favorite writing tool so far but the grip, while comfortable, tends to hang up in the inside of my pockets. The Jotter is my go-to pen for portability.

u/GaryTheSuperSnail · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Pilot G2 is always a good pen. I also like the pilot precise V5. It is a roller ball pen, so it feels a little smoother than other ball point pens. I use fountain pens. Pilot Metropolitan or Lamy Safari is a great place to start out, but if you want to spend even less money the Platinum Preppy is a popular starter pen. In the long run a bottle of ink will be cheaper than a ton of disposable pens.

u/hotheadnchickn · 1 pointr/rheumatoid

I use pilot v-5 roller ball click top pens (ink flows easily - no need to press), and i put foam around them so the grip is very thick. the click-top/ retractable feature is important, because it means you can put the foam low on the pen, which you can't do with a capped pen. (red one fits around pen nicely, yellow can be cut and taped)

u/CoastieThaMostie · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh man, I'm a lefty so i'll get down on this:

I only use one type of pen -- and I write a lot between work/personal therapy.

I use a Pilot Precise V5 RT. It has an extra-fine point, so I don't smudge the paper with my lefthandedness. It's just a smooth writing utensil and I LOVE it.

Thanks for the contest!

u/OwThatHertz · 1 pointr/pens

> My interest in tactical pens was short lived. I found that my interest was more for machined pens. I have several machined pens now. I was obsessed with heavy pens, but after getting that Tuff Writer, I found my preferred weight is around 2 oz.

Fair enough.

> Everyone talks about the Zebra so I'm going to get one. Most of my machined pens are from smaller manufactures, like Tactile turn and Urban Survival.

They're cheap enough to not worry about it, but I haven't really touched mine since I got it. I do like the Zebra F-301 for it's lightweight nature and compactness, but if I'm going to carry a heavy pen, it may as well be a nice fountain pen with some fancy ink in it. ;-)

These days, that means a Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex if I want something light or a TWSBI Eco if I want something fun.

u/motivates_you · 1 pointr/Handwriting

I can do that!
I use three pens primarily.
Lamy Safari fountain w/Lamy ink--practicing or formal letters
UniBall Micro--work/journal
Zebra F301 gel if you can find it--work/journal

I feel like regular pens get a bad rap, but I love the uniBall and the F301 for a lot of reasons. The primary one is that they write very well!

u/Dusk_Walker · 1 pointr/PenmanshipPorn

I've found that These pens write amazingly for me. YMMV, but they've got a great solid lines.

u/Branislav · 1 pointr/EDC

I prefer the F301 but second any Zebra pen.

u/_Captain_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yeah, haha. I've found the perfect one for me in these pens. I know people who don't like them so much. But I love them.

u/SalAtWork · 1 pointr/Handwriting

There are so many ways to answer this one.

When I was younger my favorite pens were gel pens and mechanical pencils.

For YEARS from High school - post college I was partial to zebra's F-301.

In the past 2 years I was fixated on [Sharpie's Ultra Fine Point] ( when I needed to fill out documents for work because it was a solid black. Which morphed into me wanting an even finer point Micron.

I then swung back to pens instead of markers after grabbing a Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen. It was amazing and I've bought about 10 more since then just for filling out timesheets for work.

Most recently I got a Pilot Metropolitan fine for Christmas which is fantastic, but has only gotten about 25 minutes of use out if it so far.

I also want a brush pen, but haven't taken the time to pick one up at hobby lobby or Michaels yet.

u/boom_knives · 1 pointr/minimalism

I really like these pens.

Black and Red Pen + Pencil.

SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator Multi-function Pen Black/Red Ink, Medium Point with Pencil (7520-01-564-9906)

u/jDeLaBay · 1 pointr/EDC

THIS ONE is on my Amazon wish list. If it's good enough for pilots, should be good enough for us!

u/cravingcheesecakes · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

You can find it on Amazon. The price tends to fluctuate around $20 from the looks of it. I got mine when the price dropped to $17.

As far as multi-pens go, I'm really impressed by how slim the Skilcraft is. The rotate-to-change component mechanism is fun to play with, and it's solidly built with a metal construction (weight is comparable to rOtring) and very nice matte black finish. Overall though, I would say it's a bit of a jack of all trades that doesn't fully excel at anything except being very convenient and portable. The pen components write pretty well, but nothing mind-blowing. I definitely prefer my EnerGels. The mechanical pencil experience is average, though the click is very unsatisfying because of how unsteady it is. However, the component is retractable (since it's a multipen), so that's a nice bonus.

You can also check out the Clutch Situation review on YouTube.

u/nathanstroupe · 1 pointr/EDC
u/Ryal1 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'd rather have one of these, but I can't justify the cost and the pilots aren't really leaving them behind like they used to.

u/ayeneneyeee · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Oh! If you're interested in Pilot's Blue Black, on Amazon there's a 350mL version in a glass bottle imported from Japan that works out to be great value for money. Here

u/exzeroex · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Diamine, tons of colors and are affordable (especially in Europe) many colors are dupes of more expensive inks out there. They likely make ink for other companies that sell ink but don't have ink manufacturing capabilities, like Akkerman. They have a lot of great colors, but their water resistance is generally low.


Noodler's would be the ton's of colors and affordable US company but he's a 1 man show so people don't have much faith in him combined with his political views he's one of the more controversial company/people in the fountain pen world. He seems to experiment with inks and ink properties so he has some interesting water resistant colors and UV glowing colors out there.


I like water resistant inks so I'm a fan of Pilot Blue and Blue Black, Platinum Blue Black, Platinum Classic Iron Gall series, Platinum Pigment ink series, and Sailor Nano-pigment Seiboku and Souboku.


If you're looking for great bang for buck blue ink, I would buy a 350ml Pilot Blue Black bottle for 20 something dollars. But you'll need another bottle to put that into, so either an empty bottle or another bottle of a nicely shaped Pilot Blue Black.

u/pope_formosus · 1 pointr/fountainpens

The Pilot Blue-Black is only 350 mL, not a full liter. If you're willing to wait for slow shipping, it's only $22.


If you want a full liter of ink, you can get some Pelikan 4001 from Amazon Germany for only €26.45 plus shipping.

u/SarcasticOptimist · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Zycc Navy Blue if you want mysterious and cheap ink.

Pilot BB for a reliable daily ink. Their 70ml bottles are the most practical and they have 350ml bottles too.

u/iCanSea · 1 pointr/pens

How about a Zebra F701 and add a Fisher Space Pen refill. The pen body is well built and pretty cheap and the refill is literally good enough to write in space. For something more classy you can get a Parker Jotter which also fits the space pen refill but has a pretty good refill itself.

u/Mrantinode · 1 pointr/ems

Now that I am on shift I took a look at mine, Zebra F-701

My backup pen is a Parker Jotter, not quite as durable but it did write all of my notes through college like a champ.

u/Regel_1999 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The best is the [Zebra 701] (, stainless steel case.

It's a fine point, writes smooth, and has a nice weight to it. It also has refillable ink reserves so you won't have to buy another one, just refills.

Edit: If you like to [flip/spin] ( pens to keep your hand busy when not writing, it's balanced well for that too.

u/Denver_White · 1 pointr/EDC

Panther Vision Hat

Cheap sunglasses from Zenni Optical

Casio CA53W

Gerber EAB Lite

Leatherman Wingman

Snap-On "Magic" Pliers

Kangertech EVOD E-Cig w/ upgraded battery


Zebra F-701

u/macbooklover91 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'm planning on buying a TIHK for a friend thats going into vice. I think its always smart to have on you regardless if you are plain clothes or uniformed. Also a good pen like Zebra 402 or 701 is always a smart choice. They are nice enough to use but affordable enough to lose. Good hinged cuffs for off duty use and a low profile carrier is nice too. I don't know the laws and polices for officers in Queensland though.

u/Dmuff · 1 pointr/pens

I myself use a zebra F-701. The outside is pure stainless steal and has a decent weight to it.

u/AceofSpad3s · 1 pointr/EDC

Okay here are some suggestions

  1. Wallet. I have not ordered it yet but [this] ( cigarette case could work.
  2. Knife: [Spyderco tenacious] ( is $32 and a little more than 3 inches or the [Spyderco ambitious] ( which is a baby tenacious with a 2 1/4 inch blade and $29.
    While they are not tactical opinels are really nice and are near $10 and come in lots of sizes.

  3. Pens: I have a [zerbra 701] ( and a [Fisher space bullet pen] ( For the money the zebra is excellent, the bullet pen is nice but there is a tutorial on how to mode the zebra to take space pen refills which is the best of both.
  4. I know you got the wave but I suggest getting a small mt like a sak or a leatherman ps4 or micra. The victorinox classic sd is good and about $10

    Also with all the stuff you want to carry, It might be wise to invest in a maxpediton micro pocket organizer which is about $15
    If you got any questions just ask.
u/PagingDrFagget · 1 pointr/ems

Zebra F-701 all the way, can function as rudimentary strike device for self defense too. Stainless steel is easy to clean as well.

u/JaggedOne · 1 pointr/EDC

That's a fine choice. I love F-301s, but now that I have my F-701, that's all I use. Yeah, its a little more expensive, but the barrel is thicker and the grip is better. Even though the two pens come with the same ink cartridge, the F-701 writes better because it feels better in my hand.

u/ImALittleCrackpot · 1 pointr/pens

The SJP Power Tank refills fit in a Zebra F-701 pen with no modification.

Jetpens sells both SJP and SNP Power Tank refills. You want the metal SJP refills for this. The plastic SNP refills are quite a bit bigger.

u/chezty · 1 pointr/pens

there are some pens made to accommodate common gel pen refills like the uniball and g2 refill.

I think there are some in the same price range as the jotter, maybe the zebra? but maybe not.

They are thin stainless steel.

But there are other much more impressive and expensive ones too. The tactile turn is pretty awesome, 7 times the price of the jotter though.

I would look for an all metal click pen like the jotter, in the same price range as the jotter, that is compatible with the g2 refills.

I really like cheap but functional. It will write just as well as a $70 tactile turn.

here's a zebra for $8, there are different models but I don't know what refills they take, the zebra gel refills are excellent anyway.

u/LightningGeek · 1 pointr/CasualUK

I prefer the Zebra F701. Almost completely stainless steel and will fit Fisher space pen refills in which write nicely.

u/panniculus · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Ooooh. Your bro might like some nice writing stuff. Since he likes science/math, these pencils have a legit cult following (google them!) and until recently were no longer available. If you get them you might also consider getting him a sharpener. I always carry one of these small Moleskine notebooks around with squared paper. These Zebra F-301s are my favorite pen, and they make a fancier version too.

u/wandering_____ · 1 pointr/labrats

I use 3:

  • Zebra F701 I love this pen. It's $5, is near-100% steel, has a click that is very quiet, has an incredible pocket clip, has great filing near the tip for grip. The entire thing comes apart, and you can tinker with it or take it apart/rebuild it as much as you like. I like the way they write - not too heavy, not too light. They leave a very small mark on the other side of notebook pages, but compared to some gel pens like the Pilot G2, it's nowhere near as bad. The ink cartridges are disposable, but you can buy replacements online. They last a very long time. Over the past 4 years, I've carried and used this pen all day, 5 days of the week. So far, I've gone through 3 (Most still work, but have some aspect of them that is broken, such as the threading wearing from excessive fidgeting or something). It's also worth noting that I have a habit of spinning my pens and fidgeting with them, so there's a huge increase on the frequency that i drop/slam my pens into the ground and the amount of wear-and-tear the threading experiences compared to a regular user. The pen itself, by the way, feels incredible - not just as in how it feels physically (very smooth), but I like the weight distribution for spinning it.

  • Pentel Graphgear 500: This is the pencil I use. It's about $6, and comes in 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, and 0.9mm versions. If you buy bulk (~8 pencils, I think?) you can save a couple dollars per pencil. I prefer pens to pencils, but when I need a pencil, I always go with this. It's pretty standard for mechanical pencils, but one neat feature is the eraser - the eraser is not exposed on the back, there's a cover that you must remove to access it. This is something I really like - it makes the pencil look nicer, and you aren't pressing on an eraser to get more lead out the front. You can buy replacement erasers, for when it runs out. Note that this pencil is a bit front-heavy (the front is metal, while the back/center is lightweight plastic), and that the tip is a tad bit sharp (comes in handy for opening plastic packages, but I've never had it stab me by mistake). My #1 issue with this pen is that the pocket clip tends to come loose and fall off after awhile - this is a big issue for me, because I carry my pens/pencils in my pocket. Because of this, I'm considering other pencils, or maybe finding some way to hot-glue the pocket clip on? It's a shame, because I otherwise love this pencil.

  • Pilot G2. This is a pen, you can buy a dozen for $1 each. It's gel, and writes bold. I use this when I want to write in bold. I also use this when I write a full page of equations in regular pen, then have space on the sides that I want to use- the bold nature helps separate it from the other equations on the page. This is the pen that I keep as backup for if my main pen somehow fails, and it's the pen that I let other people borrow (since so often we both forget to return it / get the pen back).

    I also have a fisher space pen. It's cool, but I find it is kind of small and easy to lose, so I just keep it at home and only use it at my desk.
u/ScottEInEngineering · 1 pointr/Machinists

My pen of choice in the plant is <$5
Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

In case you didn't want to make every pen in your career

u/SparkleMancer · 1 pointr/EDC

Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Ballpoint, here is a Link

u/IceColdCarnivore · 1 pointr/EDC

How much are you looking to spend on a pen?

I do not personally own one, but I have heard a lot of good things about the Zebra F-701 as an EDC pen. Also it's like $5.

I carry a Fellhoelter TiBolt (because titanium) and I absolutely love it, but it was quite an investment and at the moment they're hard to obtain. It takes any parker-compatible refill and it will literally last a lifetime.

Prior to my purchase of the TiBolt, I carried a Karas Kustoms Render K in the Pilot G2 cartridge variation, which happens to be my favorite pen cartridge. The build quality is pretty damn good, but my only gripe is that the threaded cap doesn't attach to the back of the pen very well when you're writing with it. I imagine that the other Karas Kustoms pens are put together with the same build quality.

u/kurazaybo · 1 pointr/pens

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the most classic of Zebra pens, the F-301. You really can't go wrong with them. There is a 1.6mm bold refill if you want to go super bold. I prefer it because it feels much more smooth, but it last a lot less, unfortunately.

If you like it, you can upgrade to the F-701, which has a much more durable and heavy metal body.

The zebra surari with emulsion ink is a good choice too, check a review.

Bic pens are not bad, but I find them too thin and hate when the plastic cracks. The cap/clip is almost useless for me.

The papermate 100 RT looks more saturated to me (and writes more smoothly) than bics and is really inexpensive.

u/iijiiijijijj · 1 pointr/pens

As others are mentioning, gel versus ballpoint is a place to start. I'm a fan of the Signo 207 gel pens as well. For ballpoint, I carry a Zebra 701 + a Fisher Space refill with me pretty much everywhere

u/That_tall_quiet_guy · 1 pointr/EDC

If you have $5 to spare, you could just get another...

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u/EvanCarroll · 1 pointr/thinkpad

The pen looks like a Zerbra F-701 except black powder coated and way more expensive

u/justinb138 · 1 pointr/Libertarian

Don't forget the well-reviewed pens made just for her.

u/KittenAnne · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

This is one of my favourite WTF - I mean who needs 55 gallons!

Also I love the shear ridiculousness of this steering wheel table

And one of the other stupid thing is pens specifically for her read the comments for all of these - they are funny!

As far a gift - surprise me if I win :)

u/BocoCHutternut · 1 pointr/graphic_design

Maybe they're using this pen for sketching

u/theredbaron1834 · 1 pointr/funny
u/99Sienna · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I think the questions and answers, plus the reviews, for this pen will be very helpful to you in sorting this out.


u/awj42 · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction

The Amazon reviews for these are hilarious too...

u/hadapurpura · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction

To be fair, BIC did make women's pens. It didn't go well.

u/topdeck55 · 1 pointr/pics

The artist says they are Bic Cristal Lots of colors available.

u/Thaufas · 1 pointr/FunnyAmazonReviews

Here's the link to the original Amazon page for the pens...

u/lonequack · 1 pointr/funny

Reminds me of BIC pens "for her". Read the reviews for lols.

u/mekaneck84 · 1 pointr/mechanical_gifs

Also, if you’re a girl, make sure you use only pens designed for you. .

u/1251isthetimethati · 1 pointr/NotHowGirlsWork
u/NoRespectRedditor · 1 pointr/funny
u/Fart-Butt · 1 pointr/Documentaries

Bic will forever be the company that made a "for Her" line of pens:

u/Pyrolytic · 1 pointr/ShitRedditSays

BIC Cristal for Her Pens <- Question section is pure gold.

u/Aselleus · 1 pointr/therewasanattempt

What's next, pens for women???!!

...oh yeah (click for the pens, stay for the reviews)

u/lee_lee · 1 pointr/funny

I don't doubt that she got that it was a gag gift.

Perhaps it would've been more amusing had he gotten something like this:

u/AwesomeJohn01 · 1 pointr/funny
u/Tailorbelle · 1 pointr/HappyHeartedFeminists
u/Girlwithnousername · 1 pointr/TheRedLion

I wasn't offering to wrestle you, more the marketing geniuses who decided it would be appropriate to make a watered-down cigar for ladies.

Also on my shit-list: Bic pens for HER and anyone who makes pink hand drills.

u/Wizardof1000Kings · 1 pointr/humor
u/teegle1 · 1 pointr/funny

All of the reviews can be found here!

u/mercyowl · 1 pointr/funny

Some more superb reviews available here.

u/ColinAllCarz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thanks for the contest - it was tricky getting things close to $25! Those Himalaya's of the mind! You rock...get it...with the Himalayas...never mind, I'm sorry.






u/browneyedgirl79 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • I <3 these pens for writing!

  • I'd love this if I win, please!

  • Write On!

  • I did all of the above, so I hope you consider me. :D

  • I'd love for you to send me a postcard! I can send you a postcard too if you'd like as well.

  • Thank you for this contest, I did have fun with this! I love writing.
u/LocalAmazonBot · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: Under $4

u/hazelowl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A bunch of colored pens if you're looking for an add-on or a pretty bookmark if you're not.

u/smartache · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Nevermind, this one has options that aren't add-on! Yay! Let's celebrate! With pens!

u/IDFKwhereGilliganIs · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Annnnd here we go again


























u/silenceforsilence · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, it's not that I can't get some of them for relatively the same price in-store, it's just a lot easier to sit down and check off the lists and not have to deal with pushy moms getting supplies for kids.

Like... I found these awesome pens, and a dozen mechanical pencils.. It's not that I can't get them elsewhere, as I said before. It's just easier to buy everything together and while I will get Prime eventually, my tuition check broke the bank. I'll get there, though! Paycheck is coming in soon! :D

u/buildingbeautiful · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Warning: I'm a pen freak. I love pens for some reason.

My favorite pens!

these pens, because colors!

and sharpies for making labels!

They make taking notes 1,000 times better! Plus, all my professors now know me by my colored pens :)

Back to cool :)

u/ez617 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you allow add-ons, if not.


u/royalbravery · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Papermate ballpoint pens. I'm in school and also require having a pen on me at work, and I lose them way too often!

u/FatherPrax · 1 pointr/todayilearned

You can actually buy these yourself. They have the US Government stamp on them.

I bought a dozen of these a couple years ago, don't think any have run out yet.

u/mandrous · 1 pointr/AskMen

Skillcraft US Government pens.

They are the pens the US Government buys for all their employees. They're fantastic, nice looking, and cheap.

Try a box out!

12 Pens for $12

Skilcraft U.S. Government Retractable Ball Point Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink, Box of 12 (7520-00-935-7135)

u/balfarzarkar1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Skilcraft govt pens, they aren't y but they are solid and cheap never broken one before I love them and they are sentimental to me as my dad uses them daily at the post office and he always had one on him I've used them as long as I could write and they haven't failed me. You can get a dozen of them for around 13 bucks on Amazon

u/peppermind · 1 pointr/AskWomen

It should be subject to the same sort of mockery as the Bic for her pens. Needlessly gendered products are annoying as hell.

u/RazarTuk · 1 pointr/brokehugs
u/smile-bot · 1 pointr/randomgifts

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u/lesserweevils · 1 pointr/fountainpens

It uses a Zebra G dip nib which is flexible. Unlike fountain pen nibs, dip nibs are semi-disposable and will eventually corrode or wear out. On the other hand, dip nibs are much cheaper to replace. I believe you can get a pack of 10 Zebra G nibs for $10ish.

u/cactusjellyfish · 1 pointr/GerardWay

I hate to reply 10 years later but it’s dead in here’s the logo of zebra comic g nibs for pens. (See amazon:

u/SkippyLeDoo · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Zebra makes the nib in both stainless and titanium. The ones I use are titanium and have that cool brass-gold coating.

With the stainless steel nibs, I wouldn't worry too much about rust. Stainless steels don't oxidize as well as carbon steels, and the nibs have a chrome coating to further protect them.

I'd only worry about rust if you're doing a mod that involves grinding (like my TWSBI mod, for instance, which can be protected against with a coating of grease along the ground surface on top where the thickness is ground away).

I got the nibs from Amazon [here], but you can also get the stainless ones [here], which are one third the price.

u/rpsyed · 1 pointr/fountainpens

If you're okay with having to change out the nib once a month or so, look at a Desiderata Pen.

And a pack of ten-nibs from Amazon

$50 for the pen and $11 for flex nibs.

Here's a video of how they perform.

You can also buy a Nemosine .8mm italic nib from Desiderata than you can swap in instead of the Zebra G flex nibs.

u/termhn · 1 pointr/ArtistLounge

This. Just getting new supplies is often just as motivating as a tablet I think. A nice new pad of paper, a few nice new pens, maybe even a brush or g-pen and ink if you're feeling adventurous (definitely exciting, but possibly messy).

The Copic marker pad is some nice paper. Paper's a lot about personal preference though, whatever you get go to your local art store the next time and have her help choose one with you

For a brush, I'd recommend one of these for sure:

For ink, this one is great but messy container:

A G-nib:
plus nib holder: is more traditional japanese style than a brush but I personally don't like it as much

And a few Copic markers would also be awesome, they're expensive but refillable and the best on the market IMO. A Skin tone set:

Plus maybe a floral set: would provide a very good base as far as markers go

u/lowpass · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

It's nothing particularly fancy. Some nib (hard to tell because it's covered in ink but one possibility is a Zebra G Nib) and an oblique pen holder (his looks something like this but there are cheaper ones).

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u/myrealnameisnt5 · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts
u/LostMyCleaver · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point

Here you go these are really fun

u/findquasar · 1 pointr/flying

See if you can find these. Works for my US charts, at least.

Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, 7-Pack (31472)

u/goldenframe · 1 pointr/notebooks

For me, I am a big fan of the Frixion retractable erasable gel pens. I always make mistakes when writing but hate the look of pencils in a moleskine and hate the smudging of a standard erasable pen. These hardly smudge, are pretty pigmented ink for an erasable pen, and erase well. The two cons about it are that they are slightly expensive and run out of ink relatively quickly but it's completely worth it for me.

u/MadameInternet · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I would suggest a pilot vanishing point as other people have said. Clicky fountain pens.

I may also suggest as an alternative (non fountain pen) using a Pilot Frixion

retractable (well some of them are, some are regular capped), ERASABLE, gel pen. i love them.

u/MoonPrisimPower · 1 pointr/wow

Meet Frixion Pens I love them for being able to reorganize stuff, also for sewing. lol.

I totally get where you are coming from though. It's whatever works for you. I love the act of writing it down, it makes it mean more to me. Plus it gives me a good reason to have some solid "me" time in the morning where I check in with it.

u/sarowen · 1 pointr/AugustBumpers2017

All of my pens are on the cheaper side (except for one) -- I have a [Pilot Metropolitan] (, a [Pilot Kakuno] (, a [Pilot Plumix] (, a [TWSBI Eco] ( (this one is probably my favorite), and a [Retro 51 Tornado] (

I'd really like to have one of the green Lamy Safaris -- it's next on my list.

My favorite ink is [Diamine's Meadow ink] ( (green is my favorite color). Have you bought any ink samples from Goulet Pens yet? I have a few bottles of ink, but for the most part I've just been trying out their ink samples.

u/SanFransicko · 1 pointr/AskReddit

In my house we make jam during the summer when fruit is ripest.

We also make our own pizza and bread dough from scratch (because I can't find good sourdough in Louisiana).

I shave with an old-fashioned safety razor and a brush with shaving soap because it's the closest shave and best for my skin.

And I recently started using a fountain pen for my sketch book and like the ability to vary line quality with a single tip so much more than a ballpoint. I had no idea I could get a decent pen for $15

I also got married before we got pregnant and I have an old-fashioned job: tugboat captain.

u/mallystryx · 1 pointr/funny
u/kevinharrigan99 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Not OP but another avid fountain pen enthusiast, and having owned a few $100+ fountain pen, my most used pen hands down is the Pilot Metropolitan, a great pen for pretty much anyone, at the humble price of $12. And not to mention its made of brass, so it is BIFL quality.

u/LadyBoobsalot · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

For hand pain and fatigue, fountain pens are good too. For most of them their own weight is enough to make them write so you barely have to grip them or press down. And there are a zillion ink colors that are fun to choose from. An inexpensive but good one is the Platinum’s like $4, comes with a large ink cartridge and the cap seals really well so it never dries out (just checked and the Preppy seems to be stupidly overpriced on Amazon right now, it should be cheaper at Jet Pens, Goulet Pens, Vanness, or any other site that has fountain pens). Pilot Metropolitan and Lamy Safari (Safari is pretty much the most counterfeited pen ever and there are a lot of fakes on Amazon so I’d order elsewhere) are pretty good “beginner” fountain pens too, if you want something that looks a little nicer but still isn’t too insanely priced. TWSBI Eco has a good reputation too and holds a TON of ink but it’s easy to put back together incorrectly if you’re the tinkerer type who has to take everything apart. Finer nibs will put down less ink and are less likely to bleed or feather on cheap notebook paper. Nib size isn’t really standardized, though, so there’s a lot of variation between brands.

I try to keep a fountain pen, a rollerball (NOT a ballpoint) and an extra-fine Sharpie in my bag at all times so I can write on just about any surface without killing my hand. Personally, I think ballpoints are the devil and I avoid them whenever possible.

If you need a pencil, fat ones like Pilot Dr Grip are more comfortable for me than skinny ones. I’m accident-prone and always breaking thin lead so I’ve started using sketch pencils with huge 5.6mm lead. I have one of these that I found on a good sale but there are lots of cheaper options. There are some good 2mm or 3mm lead pencils out there too. I got a pack of really generic cheap Chinese 2mm pencils a while back that are surprisingly comfortable to hold for as skinny as they are. They have a lead sharpener built into the back clicky cap thing so you can keep it sharp without having to hunt down any specialty sharpeners.

If I have to use skinny pen/pencil or a ballpoint, I modify my grip to make it less awful. This is how I hold pens that kill my hand if I try to hold them normally. It’s not a perfect solution but it keeps my hand from cramping up and my fingers from bending back as much for a quick note or signature.

This got really long, sorry. I get a little too excited about stationery things...

u/joheinous · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

You should look into getting a fountain pen since you write so much. Not sure if you still will out of college though.

I'd suggest either a Lamy safari or a Pilot metropolitan. Metropolitan comes with a converter to use your own ink but the safari needs a separate one. I personally use a Pilot Vanishing Point.


u/freethebox · 1 pointr/pens

In my experience as long as you use it at least semi-frequently maintenance is minimal. Plus when you do clean it it’s a breeze. I’m new to fountain pens and cleaned my pen for the first time two days ago. All you do is take apart four pieces and let them soak in water for a while. Put it back together which is extremely simple and boom your done. I heard great things about pens like the pilot metropolitan or Lamy Safari , which only run you about $15! They even make Disposable fountain pens that come in packs of 5! So if I were you I’d give one of those cost effective options a shot and if you like it go from there.

u/ironhelixx · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Also look at Noodler's Bernanke Blue penaddict || officesupplygeek and Bernanke Black ikonhand. Both are extremely quick drying and the nice, solid inks.

Edit: For an inexpensive pen, I would look at the Nemosine Singularity, Pilot Metropolitan, or if you want something really inexpensive and that still writes well, maybe something like a Jinhao x250, x450, or x750. (The Pilot and the Nemosine are much lighter in weight, so I think they make for more comfortable writing pens for longer sessions, personally. But the Jinhao pens actually write quite well.)

u/shaykai · 1 pointr/EDC

I EDC'd a fountain pen for a while (Pilot Metropolitan) but eventually switched to a regular Pilot G-2 and I don't regret it one bit. I found that my fountain pen was particular about what paper I would write on, the ink took longer to dry, and sometimes it would be messy and I could get ink on my hands. Plus, I occasionally let people use my pen as part of my job, and writing with a fountain pen takes a little getting used to.

The pilot g-2 is inexpensive, has GREAT ink, I can write on any paper surface and I don't have to worry about losing caps. It's easy to take it out, click the back of the pen, and get to writing. No having to worry about angles, ink messiness, or anything like that. Plus, if I lose it, then I'm not out an 'expensive' fountain pen. I can get a 12 pack of g-2's for the price of a single pilot metropolitan

Here is a link to both pens:

Now, does that mean I've gotten rid of my fountain pens? Nope, I actually bought another Pilot metro in fine point. I use them for journaling and they are strictly desk pens. They are still fun to write with!

u/TechySpecky · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Found one but it's $30 :( Still worth it at that price?

u/Dallagen · 1 pointr/fountainpens

My suggestion is to get:

Pilot Metropolitan, you can also get a fine tip if you want that.

A Pilot Con-50

And finally, some Parker Quink.

I'd probably use the converters because they are less prone to leaking, and you can always get new ink in case you want another color.

A 2oz bottle of ink will likely last you around 9 months if you are writing a fair bit daily and don't spill any, though I've managed to go through one in 3 months, due to writing a novel.

If you want blue ink too, you can get some Blue Quink

Lamy also makes some great ink for cheap in Blue, Black and Turquoise

u/HEISENBERGMCMETHRAPE · 1 pointr/alternateteens
u/rkenglish · 1 pointr/fountainpens

While not as common, Metros do come in Medium nibs! They're around $15. Just so you know, in not aware of anywhere that sells new brand name nibs for pens like the Metro (aka Cacoon), 78G+, Kakuno, or Plumix (aka Penmanship). Of you want a new nib, you're most likely going to new to few a new pen. Here's a Metro M in black from Amazon:

u/tack12 · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Wow, $27?! Doesn't Amazon have free shipping for prime and orders over $25? It's currently $14.

I wish there is a one-size-fits-all grip, but I'll try your method next time.

u/smartfinances · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Sorry guys, did not get a chance to look into this till now (which is 2 days late).

Anyway, amazon link for the metropolitan. I am just using the converter.

Looks like the biggest mistake I have been doing is not squeezing enough. I think the last two times I only did 1-2. Today, I did about 4-5. Lets see how this round goes.

u/cookiejdoe · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

I’ve been practicing for a few months. Appreciate the comment!

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen 2 Pens Set

And white pentel gel pen.

Happy stroking ! 😉 (always thin up and thick down)

u/ChickenKebabs · 1 pointr/pens

I don't know if you still need recommendations, but I strongly recommend the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens! This set has both firm and soft tips, and it dries quicky so that it doesn't smear.

u/PuffAngel · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Thank you for that suggestion. I’ll have to look for those.

Sorry the Fudenosuke are made by Tombow not Pentel. This is the two pen set of one hard one soft. The soft is very similar to this is what I have from Pentel IMO. The hard is not quite as hard as Cocoiro but close. It’s also a fine point compared to Cocoiro’s extra fine. I love Cocoiros too tho!

I just bought some Artline Stix. They’re a little more firm than Tombow dual brush but I manage to mash those too. Starting to think I need to try nibs instead lol.

u/tryitout1983 · 1 pointr/handlettering

Tombow Dual Brush is great ‘large brush’ for beginners. I would say first do lots of practice with small brush pens and then move to ink and nibs. Tombow Fudenosuke ( ) or Pentel Sign Pen ( ) are great small pen options. And when you feel ready for upgrade, hunt 513 nib and sumi black ink would be great.
Nibs -
Pen Holder -
Sumi Ink -
Hope this will be helpful!

u/Dj_Simplexity · 1 pointr/learntodraw

It's really good I actually recommend a pen for you to use for inking, it's actually considered a calligraphy pen but it's the TomBow brush tip set, one is softer than the other but still firm enough to make really thin strokes or broad strokes here's a link below but these are cheap and perfect for illustration and lettering, archival ink, lettering styles and composition, these are all things you have to be interested in to get further in being a comic book artist. I've had similar aspirations pm me if you got any questions I might be able to help.

u/billybob9110 · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

Here's some basic things for both calligraphy and hand lettering brushpens and speedball both will work fine for entry level stuffs also some LaserJet paper usually works well.

u/bkogut81 · 1 pointr/PenmanshipPorn

Thank you. The first one is with a Sharpie brush pen.

Everything else is Tombow Fudenosuke soft and hard tips

u/Legin_666 · 0 pointsr/firstworldanarchists


Instead, carry one of these,

Some of these,

and a pair of pliers.

Lockpicks are a felony to possess in a lot of the US


The clip on the pen becomes the tension wrench. The pin becomes the pick, and the pliers bend the two into the desired shape.

u/kylev · 0 pointsr/gadgets

I'm pretty much in the same boat, except that I'm a real man so I use ultra fine point pens. :-P

I've had my Nexus 7 for just a couple of days now and think it is great. For the price point, it utterly trounces the Kindle Fire (which is getting passed down to my niece shortly). The screen is lovely, the UI is far more polished, and I'm generally enjoying using it quite a bit more. I suspect it'll get a bit better, too, as it is Google's flagship tablet right now.

u/ragooddd · 0 pointsr/EDC

I got mine from amazon.

SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator...

u/silent_melody · 0 pointsr/EDC

Black, sturdy, thin; pencil, black, and red ink in one.

u/jasmuz · 0 pointsr/pens

I'm fond of the Zebra F-701 for hospital carry. Study, clean looking pen. I used to love the Jotter, but the plastic barrel cracked on me.

u/LoudMusic · 0 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Oh it's not that they're pink. It's that they're advertised as being pink for women and that it will make you pretty while you sleep.

They're ear plugs. It's like the damn Bic pens for women.

u/anser_penna · 0 pointsr/fountainpens

I don't see any link to the pen you're unhappy with.

Yes, the Jinhao X750 will take Noodler's nibs. But the Noodler's nibs aren't really flex nibs, and I personally don't like them.

I would put Zebra G nibs on the Jinhao instead:

u/HepatitisCYouLater · 0 pointsr/teenagers

You could actually get a good pen and a bottle of purple ink that would last much longer than a family pack of those pens, for just $6 more.

u/krux9 · -1 pointsr/fountainpens

Bungbox? The Sailor ones? Yeah, they’re quite cheap.

Can’t beat that per ml though: Pilot 350 ml bottles, black, blue black, red.

u/DonJuico · -5 pointsr/fountainpens

There's always amazon? Unless you're about the whole support the family businesses which I'm absolutely all for.

u/J_Sto · -7 pointsr/books

This suggests that life experience is largely gendered, which I would disagree with and hope that we are continuously moving away from this style of gender policing.

>But you'll definitely see things along the line of "poems that make ladies into rad bitches".

I hope not. We already have pens and "strong female characters," what else do we need?