Having been released in 2018, the X-701 is a relatively new addition to Zebra’s family of rugged pens. It’s the first “X” pen Zebra has released and it was the fourth addition to the top-tier “7” line of Zebra’s Steel Series.
The X-701 was not a replacement to the famous F-701 ballpoint but rather an alternative to it.
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There are few writing experiences that are more satisfying than a great gel pen. The right gel pen is buttery smooth, has color that really pops, and is a pleasure to write with on nearly any paper. Gel pens are truly one of the best and most versatile ways to write.
But there are many gel pens sold today. While there aren’t many truly bad gel pens left, a few stand out from the rest. We’ve tested dozens of gel pens, and these are our favorites.
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The Zebra Blen was our favorite pen released in 2018. It’s an emulsion ink pen with a sophisticated, thoughtful design. It’s sold in 0.5 mm and 0.7 mm sizes.
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If you are looking for a pen to carry with you, you want something tough, stylish, versatile, and affordable. You want a pen that’s a tough as your worst day. That’s an “EDC” or everyday carry pen.
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The F-402 is the pen that sits in between Zebra’s F-301 and F-701 in the company’s Steel Series pen line up. It’s a common EDC (everyday carry) ballpoint pen thanks to its comfortable grip and nice weight.
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The Zebra G-450 is a new-for-2020 gel pen in Zebra’s “4” line in the Steel series of pens.
The Zebra G-450 is a new-for-2021 gel pen in Zebra’s “4” line in the Steel series of pens. This is a lower-end counterpart of the G-750 gel pen.
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If you are considering some new gel pens and you stumbled on the “Sarasa R” you might be a bit confused about this new gel pen. Here’s an explanation of how this newer model differences from the standard Sarasa pens.
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The Zebra G-750 is a retractable gel pen from the Zebra “7” series, which includes the company’s famous F-701 ballpoint. As of November 2019 the pen is not yet released but has appeared in some of Zebra’s marketing materials.
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It’s rare that you are in the market for a pen refill, rather you are likely trying to buy a refill for a specific pen. Even so, here are some truly exceptional pen refills that are worth keeping an eye out for when you next need a new refill for one of your pens.
These are refills that simply make me happy each time I use them and surprise me with their quality when I revisit them. These are refills that are worth buying a pen so you have somewhere to put them.
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If you are in the market for a short pen, there are many options. You can opt for a short fountain pen, a ballpoint, hybrid or gel… they are all available in small, stow-able sizes. And many of these pens will be quite usable thanks to some way to expand the pen is in use, so you can have comfort and convenience.
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The Zebra SL-F1 is a mini ballpoint pen with an extending (telescopic) design.
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The Zebra SL-F1 ST is a mini ballpoint pen with an extending (telescopic) design.
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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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