The Zebra Fortia Cone was released in March 2019 as the latest release to the Fortia line of Emulsion ink pens. This pen has a conical body, giving it the name, and Zebra’s excellent hybrid ink, by way the the popular EQ-0.7 refill.
The Fortia Cone is sold in 10 colors choices. It uses the Zebra EQ Emulsion hybrid ink, the same that comes in other Fortia pens, like the Fortia 300 and Fortia 500.
The Fortia Cone is has a lightweight aluminum body and a large, glossy button at the top. It’s sturdy but light, making it a comfortable writing pen. Many cone-shaped pens, like the Retro 51 Tornado and Lamy Dialog 2 are not very comfortable because they are quite back-weighted and it can be hard to find the right place to hold them (a popular criticism with the Lamy 2000 as well), but the Fortia Cone’s sub-20 gram weight means that not a problem.
The Cone has a very narrow inner channel so swapping the EQ-0.7 refill out for another will be a challenge. Something like the Sarasa gel refills are far too wide to fit inside — as other other Pilot G2-sized refills — so you will likely the restricted only to the Zebra EQ Surari Emulsion refills. The good news is that these are excellent, especially in the 1.0 mm size, the EQ-1.0.
This good-looking, well-made pen sells for about $5 and should be one of Zebra’s bigger hits of 2019.
Zebra Fortia Cone Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Barrel Color||Black, Blue, Light Blue, Teal, Green, Red, Pink, Rose, Gold, White|
|Grip Color||Black, Blue, Light Blue, Teal, Green, Red, Pink, Rose, Gold, White|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Retractable - Top Button|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||14.1|
|Writing Sizes||0.5 mm, 0.7 mm|