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Post Your Favorite Cheap Pen (s)

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Nightwatch, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. greencobra

    greencobra Loaded Pockets

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    That brought back memories. The Jotter was my first "real" pen, got it as a gift when I was around 10 YO. Lost it sometime in high school. I need one now. My original was maroon colored, hope it's still in the line up.
     
  2. Fester

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    That is the same reason I still use one.. And I belive the maroon colored one is still in the line up


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  3. Fester

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    I picked up a UniBall power tank last thursday for £2, I have been using it for the last 2 days and i must say I'm very impresst it was working flawlesly in the rain yesterday O0
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  4. Chris201W

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    I believe maroon is still in the Parker Jotter lineup. My father has always carried a maroon one, my uncle a blue one, and my grandfather a black one. I use a stainless steel one because I like the balance of it more than the classic colored ones.
     
  5. KeyGrip

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    Bic something or other with duct tape wrapped around it. It's small, light, and works. I really don't know much about pens other than that they are very useful, so this is all I carry. When it breaks (and it will) I'll find another one.
     
  6. bugs

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    I like the new Pilot G-6!
     
  7. DonShock

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    For years the pen I have used exclusively has been the Zebra F-301. However, recently I have been using the stealth Mont Blanc refill in the Pilot G-2 that I read about here on EDCF. I am not sure yet if it will be a permanent switch for daily job use, but I still keep stocked up on the Zebras for "laying around the house" use.
     
  8. cerbie

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    Stabilo Sensor; the ridged tapered tip makes it suprisingly comfy and not very fatiguing. However, they'll fail quickly if you bear down, so aren't great for quickly writing prose (I use them as alternate color for my notes).

    I'm warming up to Dr. Grip, too...

    Edit: just picked up a Dr. Grip Ltd today (painted body--meh!), having used a ballpoint version for awhile...it writes better, but isn't quite as comfy. Argh! If only they made a G2-compatible polymer tip refill--then it would be about perfect (until I tried that, and...).
     
  9. Lugsalot

    Lugsalot EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I bought two Pilot G-2 Mini's (red and blue) today at school for $1.99 each.
    They fit perfectly in the sleeve-pocket of my jacket (along with a lighter and dentil floss).  :smitten:

    Maybe now I can divest my backpack of all the thousands of nondescript disposable pens I dumped in there so long ago and make room for better stuff!  :laugh:
     
  10. Screehopper

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    My current favorite cheap pen is the Pilot EasyTouch Med ball point pen. I stick with ballpoint because when I write I may occassionally pause, if I were to use a gel pen I would created a huge ink blot everytime I paused.

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  11. Slonie

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    I purchased a Cross Ion and loved it, until I lost it on an airplane. Some traveler or flight attendant is probably enjoying it right now...

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    I still have a few refills for it saved up, but am leery of spending another $15-20 on something I might lose again.

    Edit: I just realized that isn't really the thrust of this thread, but at least I can write with the smooth-writing gel refills...That's a cheap pen! Sharpie minis get my vote for the most useful cheap pen to carry around, though I also picked up a couple G2s after hearing such good things about them.
     
  12. Flying Turtle

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    Another vote for the little Zebra telescoping pen. Pick it up at Wally World in a 2-pack with extra refills for $3.78 (?).

    Geoff
     
  13. mightysparrow

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    I just bought my first Pilot G2 mini's -- nice pen, and it fits in my edc belt pouch. I'll try the Zebra next- thanks for the idea.
     
  14. Sharpdogs

    Sharpdogs Uber Prepared

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  15. laurent

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    My way of writing can't stand gel ink pens - they don't dry as fast as needed, and I can't afford to buy $ 3-5 good gel ink pens every week (I'm exagerating a bit, but I found that gel pens got a very short lifespan in my hands). So I'm stuck to my good Caran d'Ache, and when I need back-up for it, I got a wide selection of Bic and Pilot ball-pen. My actual favourite is the 4-Color Bic. Polyvalent, timeless design, and very good lifetime. Not a writing pleasure toy, but a reliable good tool with satisfacting ergonomics.

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  16. bruner

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    Boy, I haven't seen one of those for a while!

    Maybe I'm not looking hard enough?

    Do they still make those?

    Dan
     
  17. laurent

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    Yes, it's a pretty old design, but it's still manufactured. There is also a modern version by Pilot, the BPS :

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    Prettier, with a soft grip and easier-to-click buttons, but three times costlier.
     
  18. nomaded

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    Yeah, I saw some at a local Staples last weekend. Quite the blast from the past.
     
  19. Pwallwin

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    I bought a bunch of Pilot G2s on holdiays, as I had never seen them in the UK previously. Now they're everywhere!! I would definately miss it if I forgot to EDC it.
     
  20. woodylocksb

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    I am kinda cheep when it comes to pens. I often find them on the ground and use that until I lose it, then I find another. ???