The Zebra F-701 gets my vote for the Best Value Writing Instrument. I never gave this a second look since I admittedly have better quality pens. Not to say I looked down on it, just that it never received much of my attention. I found one next to the copier at the office; ink cartridge completely depleted and the tip unyielding to fingertip pressure to unfasten it from the barrel. The all-steel barrel, tip, and clip are decent quality, however the clicker mechanism is not; fully. I picked-up a two pack of F-402. Ordering through the office was much cheaper: it cost me nothing. ;D I performed Stormdrane's mod and added a Fisher refill. I didn't like the knurling so I harvested a rubber sleeve from a giveaway mechanical pencil from one of our suppliers. What I have now for the cost of $1.97 for the Fisher refill and 10 minutes of labor is a very sturdy economy EDC pen that should last several years.