There are few writing experiences that are more satisfying than a great gel pen. The right gel pen is buttery smooth, has an ink color that really pops, and is a pleasure to write with on all sorts of different paper. Gel pens are truly one of the best and most versatile ways to write on almost all paper types.
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It might seem obvious that a nib holder is designed to hold a nib, but what makes it a nib holder and not a fountain pen? After all, isn’t a fountain pen just a nib holding barrel with some ink and a cap?
Let’s dig into nib holders and their place in the world in 2020.
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The F-701 (sometimes written as the F701) is the top-of-the-line retractable ballpoint in Zebra’s Steel Series. It uses an 0.8mm ballpoint refill that is good on lots of surfaces, but is also compatible with the Fisher Space Pen PR pressurized refill. The F-701 is known for it’s rugged build quality and incredible value. It is considered by many to be the ultimate in “everyday carry” value.
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Within most families of Japanese pens there is usually a premium model. It might be called the “Premier” or “Executive” or “Prime” but the goal is always the same: a nicer version of a pen that you use every day.
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The Zebra Sarasa Grand is one of the best deals in the pen world. It’s a metal pen that uses Zebra’s excellent Sarasa gel link, and sells for under $10. It’s almost impossible to beat.
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The Zebra Sarasa Dry X30 is a quick drying gel that is at the top end of the “X” family. Other pens in the family as the X1, X10, and X20.
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The Zebra Blen 3C is a 3-color multi-pen version of the Zebra Blen, one of Unsharpen.com’s picks for best pens.
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The Zebra Sarasa Dry X20 is, in many ways, the standard Zebra Sarasa gel pen. This is the most standard looking, and in many ways the best pen from the Zebra “X” line of quick-drying gel pens.
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The Zebra Sarasa Dry X10 quick-drying gel pen is a US market, office superstore variant of the Sarasa Dry, one of the best gel pens sold today.
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The Zebra Sarasa Dry X1 Gel Pen is the US market, office superstore version of the Sarasa Dry, one of the best gel pens sold today.
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The Zebra Surari Ballpoint looks like a typical cheap office ballpoint. In actuality, it’s much more. Even so, it features a very simple plastic body and rubber grip. The clip and click mechanism are plastic as well.
The Surari costs about $1.65 per pen and is a Japanese import. It’s available with black, blue, and red ink. You can also get 0.5, 0.7, and 1.0mm tips sizes. There is a dark black body available, but the clear one is much more common.
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The Zebra MYTee Grip is a mechanical pencil with a removable, customizable grip strip that wraps around the lower section of the pencil’s body.
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