In search of a cheap — like sub-$5 cheap — fountain pen for day-to-day use? Or maybe something for students? The Pilot Varsity would be the first pen that comes to mind, but you should check out the Zebra Zensations as well. This is an affordable fountain pen with a nib that is better than the Varsity (though it lacks the Varsity’s incredible track record).
The Zensations is a disposable pen that can’t be refilled (at least not without some degree of effort).
Zebra Zensations Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||Blue, Black|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.9|
|Length Posted (cm)||14.9 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||12.5 cm|
|Weight (g)||13 grams|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black|
|Nib Sizes||Fine (0.6 mm)|