The Classic K200 is one of Pelikan’s entry level ballpoint pens. This is, of course, a luxury pen so the retail price of this pen will still be well north of $120, but this is on the low side for Pelikan’s ballpoints — which are generally more affordable than the company’s fountain pens.
The K200 is the companion ballpoint to the M200 fountain pen. (Learn more about Pelikan’s naming conventions.)
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The Schmidt DSM 2007 is a mechanical pencil converter For Parker-style G2 pens. It’s basically the full internals of a mechanical pencil made modular and fit into the space of a Parker-style G2 refill. This self-contained unit sells for under $5 and while it won’t fit every Parker-style pen, it will fit many of them.
The DSM 2007 is a mechanism for professional pen manufacturers, pen resellers, pen turns, and other pros, but it’s affordable enough and easy enough to find that it’s a fun pick-up for hobbyists as well.
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The Schmidt DSM 2006 is a mechanical pencil converter For Parker-style G2 pens. It’s basically the full internals of a mechanical pencil made modular and fit into the space of a Parker-style G2 refill. This self-contained unit sells for under $5 and while it won’t fit every Parker-style pen, it will fit many of them.
The DSM 2006 is a mechanism for professional pen manufacturers, pen resellers, pen turns, and other pros, but it’s affordable enough and easy enough to find that it’s a fun pick-up for hobbyists as well.
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Maxmadco Bolt Action retractable pen is a legend in the machined pen world. It was made by Maxmadco, a US-based machine shop, and sold in a number of materials, including stainless steel, titanium, brass, aluminum, and bronze.
The Maxmadco pens are no longer made.
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The Premec Jumbo Ballpoint is a refill made in Switzerland. It uses an oil-based ballpoint ink and is sold in two main body varieties: polypropylene and nickel-plated brass. These don’t only affect the looks of the refill, but also the capacity: the plastic version can hold up to 3500 meters of ink where the metal version can hold 5000 meters (in 0.7 mm, but 2000 m in 1.0 mm).
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The Premec Jumbo Gel refill is a Swiss-made Parker-style G2 refill. It uses a vibrant, but watery ink that is slow to dry but looks excellent on paper. The pen has a very short writing distance — just 400 meters for the 0.7 mm version — but has many admirable qualities which Premec makes clear on its packaging. The ink is smooth and fun to use, but prone to smearing on any paper with any degree of ink resistance (like a Rhodia).
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The Parker Jotter Premier Edition is the “Jubilee” limited edition model of the Jotter. It was released in 2004 for the 50th anniversary of the pen (1954-2004). This version of the pen has a sterling silver body and inlayed plastic body, body of which are extremely rare features in the Jotter’s long history. The design is based on the Jotter Filigree, which was released in 1959 in celebration of the World’s Fair in New York City.
The Premier Edition in silver was sold in two colors: Saffron (yellow) and Licorice Black (black). The pen is often confused with the 2004 Jotter Special Edition which is not made of silver but was also released in celebration of the 50th anniversary. That pen was sold in two patterns: “Dots” and “Maze” and has a fully plastic grip area.
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The Schmidt EasyFlow 9000 (aka EF9000, EF9K) is a top choice for people who want to upgrade the ink in their Parker-style G2 pen. While it’s not sold in many pens, the EasyFlow 9000 is considered by many to be an excellent refill thanks to its versatility, vibrant colors, smoothness, and distinctive feel.
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The Pelikan 337 is a standard Parker-style G2 refill with a metal body. It adheres to ISO 12757-2 standard, which is the guideline for ballpoint pen refills.
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The PR is the standard Fisher Space Pen refill. It’s the famous refill that has been sold with the space pen. It writes at any angle, underwater, and at a crazy temperature range: -30 degrees F to 250 degrees F.
The PR refill ships with almost all Fisher Space pens, including the AG7 and CH4 Shuttle pens. It has a metal body and a proprietary shape, but it’s consider a Parker-style G2 standard size because the refill includes a small plastic converter which can put placed on the back of the refill before inserting into a pen, like the Parker Jotter.
The Rotring 800 ballpoint is the 2018 re-release of the iconic Rotring 600, specifically the Rotring 600G ballpoint with the “G” standing for “gold.” The 800 is a twist retractable ballpoint pen, with a body that is very similar to that of the Rotring 600, but a hide-away sleeve for the refill. The 800 has also maintained the gold finish similar its predecessor.
The Ohto Rays is a gel pen that uses Ohto’s Flash Dry gel ink. It clearly been inspired by the Parker Jotter, with its classic 1950s styling, plastic grip, brushed steel body, and top button. Like the Jotter it uses a Parker-style G2 refill. The Ohto’s defining feature is a 0.5 mm needle tip in a fun and amusing twist on the classic.
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