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J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen

The J. Herbin refillable rollerball is a rollerball pen that uses fountain pen ink.

This reasonably priced pen is a simple, plastic rollerball that accepts standard international short fountain pen cartridges as opposed to using standard rollerball refills. Some descriptions say the pen uses only Herbin refills, but that’s nice the case as it’ll accept any standard short one. The pen is sold only in Fine and Medium tips, so options are limited.

While clearly filling a niche, the pen has mixed reviews from users. It’s often noted to have a scratchy writing tip though this seems to vary a lot based on the ink and individual pen.

The pen is quite small, at about 4 inches when uncapped. This is an odd choice as the pen isn’t sold as a mini or pocket pen, even though it’s basically the same size as the Kaweco Sport.

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J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer J. Herbin
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Clear
Barrel Material Plastic
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Country of Origin China
MSRP $12
Still Sold Yes
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Capped? Retractable?Capped - Snap On
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)11.7
Length Posted (cm)13.9 cm
Length Uncapped (cm)9.7 cm
Weight (g)12 grams
Writing SizesFine, Medium