I’ve written before that a ballpoint will not be the first pen I reach for but in the interest of equality I’m going to take a look at the Zebra F-301 with black ink. [Read more…]
For me, the appeal of the Zebra F-301 Ultra ballpoint pen is all in the design.
The sleek stainless steel barrel, the encased no-nonsense clip, the grooved rubber grip. Some pens just look like they take writing very seriously, and the F-301 ballpoint is one of them. You pull one out of your pocket, and you’re telling the world, ‘I have important stuff to write down.’ [Read more…]
At the risk of repeating myself (I’ve mentioned before) that these days I usually reach for a rollerball before any other kind of writing implement. So with that in mind, having a Staedtler Elance Facette to review was a bit of a novelty. This ballpoint has an attractive metal effect design its retractable & can be refilled.Given the appearance of this pen I was surprised by how light it was to hold, the stylish metallic barrel has been manufactured in a guilloche design (a repetitive pattern with an engraved effect) gave me the impression that it would be hefty. Instead it felt light & comfortable in my grip. [Read more…]
If you ever get an urge to take a road trip across the US, or just find yourself somewhere in Iowa with time on your hands, then there is a place every writer, penthusiast and fan of the written word should visit.
Believe it or not, it’s a highway rest area. [Read more…]
What makes for a favourite pen, one of those that you’ll guard jealously and use often for years and years? Is it a comfortable grip, a smooth writing experience, brilliant colours, a sexy shape? Maybe all of the above? [Read more…]