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What you write with?

These are some of the pens I have in my rotation or have just bought. Trying to see if I like them or not. Some pens I like for different purposes. Some for neat work related stuff. Some for taking notes. Some for bold signatures. 


Zebra F-301 1.6 mm Bold

My favorite boldest ballpoint pen. I love the pen itself. Heavy duty metal body that feels good in the hand. Great for leaving big bold signatures and doodling or notes.  This one I’m using is kinda old and running dry so not the best example. Only problem I have is they don’t make a blue with the 1.6 mm Also the bold is getting harder to find. Usually only at Staples now. 


Foray Advanced Ink Boldpoint 1.2mm. 

This is my second favorite ballpoint that I’ve tried. Flows really smoothly. One problem is the ink collects on the pen and the first time you use it, it might leave a spot on the paper. I also wish the body was  more like the Zebra. This body seems cheap and flimsy. 


Third one is the same just different color.


Moma Muji Aluminum .7mm

A bit too thin for my liking. But I read a review that this was his favorite writing utensil. So I gave it a shot. The aluminum body is super light. The pen itself writes very smooth. No skips. One odd thing is the pen itself that comes out of the body seems really small and flimsy. 


Zebra Z Grip Medium. 

I just took this one from work. It’s okay. Nothing spectacular. This would be a pen i let someone borrow and not care too much if they snag it. 


The Ohto Fude ballpoint. 

This one is a very watery gel pen. Obviously very bold. Writes nicely. Dries very quickly. Though not a big fan of gel pens. Would work well on porous papers. 


Sharpie Pen Fine. 

This is my go to pen for work. I can write very small and legibly with it. I work outdoors and the sun fades regular ballpoints in a couple days. This stays legible forever. The body is thin and simple and the pen itself is easy to write with and doesn’t bleed through. My favorite most often used pen. 


*Also /nh throughout. 


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Yes, I love me some good pens. Will share when I get home.

on that note I have a new coworker, the first interaction with him I immediately got the feeling he was/is a cop. The way he carried himself, later he told me he used

to be a Sherrif out in SF.

anyways he stole my good pen. I fucking hate cops.


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I use pencils for the most part, about ten years ago they stopped making quality mechanical pencils. I am not sure how but it seems like all brands have a hard time with advancing the lead now.

I generally use the 7mm Zebra equivalent of the first pen posted or for red lead I like the new 1.1mm Write  in the Rain pencils. 

I like papermate for ballpoint and stadler for felt when it comes to pens.

Artline makes a good marker, but I suppose that is another topic alltogether.

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this is going to sound super dumb.... I love the free pens you get at expensive hotels that are really narrow, a bit shorter than usual, and often have a stylus nub on the other end. I just find that because they're small I cant put them everywhere. Also they are free from the lobby. Also it's usually black ink, because black is classy, or some marketing nonsense.

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These are pretty popular but a lot of people hate them for being too easy to smear. 

I cant get enough of them. 


If I am sketching I like those micron for outlines because they don't bleed.


You used to be able to turn those zebra metal pens into a one hitter. Unscrew the metal tip and clear out the gunts of pen, put the tip in the end backwards and it should be pretty secure.

Great for smoking on the go and being a degenerate. Quickly assembles as pen. Although I have heard that thetip might have some kind of plastic lining now 


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Anyone fuck w refillable pens?


im sick of losing my Bic pens 


a coworker hit me with a “if you had a nice one you wouldn’t do that shit”. fool has a $200 Mont Blanc, but I’m not interested in something like that, in the age of computers and email n all.

maybe if I was a writer for a living or something like that...


there are some that are attainable, $10-30


kind of aligns with the ‘buy it for life’ / ‘buy once cry once’ / ‘minimalist’ philosophies 


maybe after I lose/use up the Bics I already have.

not interested at all in a fountain pen

would def be rollerball or ballpoint 



This is kinda my speed:







doesn’t break the bank but nice. 

anyone been down this road before?


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The fisher space pens are write smooth but feel small in thr hand and your hand begins to fatigue.  Or at leadt mine does.   


Mont Blanc are OK in my opinion (one of my customers gives out the cheapest MB pens to 5yrs. Employees and the $400 pen to the 10yrs. employee), smooth but nothing that justifies a multi hundred dollar pen.   


I think they are plenty of pens under 100 dollars that are just as nice.  I just write with whatever pens I pick up from shows and such. 

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