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Pilot G2 Gel

Pilot G2

The Pilot G2 is a retractable gel pen. It’s famous for being one of the best office pens of all time as well as being of the top “gateway pens.” A gateway pen being one of the pens who don’t generally care about pens use, grow attached to, and start to realize that not all pens write the same. Many offices, restaurants, banks, and other venues had purchased Pilot G2s in bulk, people have used them them, and started to realize that they are smoother and write better than a normal bulk pen.

The G2 is most commonly sold in blue and black in 0.5 mm and 0.7 mm, but then pen is available in huge number of varieties outside of those. The pen does not use a Parker-style G2 refill but rather a popular size of Japanese rollerball/gel refill that people commonly refer to as a G2 refill. This, of course, has led to endless confusion.

Pilot G2 Gel Information

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Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Clear, Black
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter (mm)11.0 mm
Grip Color Red, Black, Green, Dark Blue, Purple, Turquoise, Pink, Orange, Blue, Light Green, Brown, Burgundy
Grip Material Rubber
Grip Diameter (mm)10.5 mm
Country of Origin Japan
Still Sold Yes
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Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Top Button
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)14.3
Weight (g)11 grams
Ink Color ShippedRed, Black, Green, Brown, Purple, Lime Green, Green, Turquoise, Orange, Blue, Pink, Navy