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Zebra F-301 Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen

The F-301 is the entry-level ballpoint pen in Zebra’s Steel Series. It’s a lower end version of the F-402 and F-701 ballpoint pens.

Being part of the “3” line of the Steel series means that the F-301 actually uses a fair bit of plastic in addition to the metal front cone, barrel, clip, and button. Notably, the grip is made out of a type of inexpensive-feeling plastic, as is the top of the click button and the piece that connects the clip to the body. As the pens get more expensive, like the F-701 or the G-450, they use less plastic and more, heavier metal components.

The F-301 is a small, lightweight pen, which isn’t surprising giving the price. What’s nice about it is that it’s the only part in the Steel series that is commonly sold in 12-packs, which is rare for a metal, EDC-friendly pen. It’s also quite affordable, with 12-packs generally selling for under $25.

The F-301 take Zebra’s often-used F-Refill, models 85511 and 85512.

Zebra F-301 Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Zebra
Pen Type Ballpoint
Barrel Color Silver
Barrel Material Stainless Steel
Grip Color Black, Blue
Grip Material Plastic
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $1.25
Still Sold Yes
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Top Button
Weight (g)11 grams
Ink Color ShippedBlue