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Zebra G-450 Gel Pen

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.

Where the “7” line, like the F-701, are entirely metal, the 3 and 4 model pens do have some plastic and rubber parts. The G-450 has a full metal barrel and all metal components, but has a rubber grip, similar to the G-402 and F-402 pens.

The G-450 is a smaller pen but it weighs a reasonable 20.9 grams. Despite it’s small size it has a sturdy feel to it thank to the brass barrel, metal front piece, metal clip, and metal button assembly.

The G-450 is a small, reliable pen that is ideal for EDC (everyday carry) use thanks to it’s glove-friendly rubber grip and a size that will be ideal for any pocket. This includes smaller pockets, like those found on the arm of a uniform or a shirt’s chest pocket.

The G-450 is only sold with a gel refill, and there is no ballpoint equivalent. That pen would be the F-450, but Zebra didn’t release this in 2021 though perhaps we will see it in the future. The closely equivalent in a ballpoint is the F-402, which has a hard plastic grip instead of a rubber one and Zebra’s classic design which has been unchanged for years.

The G-450 is only sold in this all-black “stealth” design and isn’t sold in silver bare metal like the rest of the Steel series (excepting the G-750).

Zebra G-450 Gel Pen Information

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Manufacturer Zebra
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Black
Barrel Material Metal
Body Diameter (mm)9.0
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Rubber
Grip Diameter (mm)9.0
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $4.50
Still Sold Yes
Release Year2021
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Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Top Button
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)12.9
Weight (g)20.9
Ink Color ShippedBlack, Orange, Red, Light Blue, Blue, Pink
Writing Sizes0.5 mm, 0.7 mm