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Libilaw  [Member]
10/4/2012 1:42:59 PM EST
My vote is for the zebra f-series pens
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tweeter  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:44:22 PM EST
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.
BuckMKII  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:44:26 PM EST
Pilot G-2

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BuckMKII  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:44:27 PM EST
Double tap.

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SuperSixOne  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:44:52 PM EST
zebra F-701
docsu-1  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:46:28 PM EST
[quote]Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
Pilot G-2

+1


DrewDaHilp1  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:47:08 PM EST
Fine Point Crystal Bic
sslocal  [Member]
10/4/2012 1:48:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By tweeter:
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.


This.
Why pay a fortune for a pen?

CWO  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:49:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By sslocal:
Originally Posted By tweeter:
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.


This.
Why pay a fortune for a pen?


Because it is a fine instrument that makes writing a pleasure?


And FYI - $20 isn't "a fortune for a pen". (Unless perhaps you are flipping burgers for a living).
BubbaDog81  [Member]
10/4/2012 1:50:41 PM EST
The free ones in my companies supply cabinet
SouthEndXGF  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:52:34 PM EST
these bic clicky pens:






i think they only offer them for custom order though, never been able to find them in the store.
gonzo_beyondo  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:53:12 PM EST
It seems people aren't differentiating ball points from roller ball pens.

There is a difference.

http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/57232-rollerball-vs-ballpoint/

I would say the best all around pen in general would have to be the Fisher space pen in whatever style.
SPECTRE  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:53:29 PM EST
Fisher AG7
azmp5  [Member]
10/4/2012 1:53:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
Pilot G-2

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We got a box of these by mistake on out office order and OMG they are awesome. I went back and got 2 more
OrARGB  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 1:54:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
Pilot G-2

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This is it right here...in 0.5mm
Bunn19  [Member]
10/4/2012 1:54:37 PM EST
I usually use uni-ball vision micro
XRAX  [Member]
10/4/2012 1:59:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:


I would say the best all around pen in general would have to be the Fisher space pen in whatever style.


Absolutely!!

They are truly great pens, they always work and they are quite smooth writing.

But more than that, the refill will fit in many other brands, with the included adaptor.
oldschool63  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:01:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By BubbaDog81:
The free ones in my companies supply cabinet


oresti  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:02:06 PM EST
These rock.

TUL
gonzo_beyondo  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:04:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By XRAX:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:


I would say the best all around pen in general would have to be the Fisher space pen in whatever style.


Absolutely!!

They are truly great pens, they always work and they are quite smooth writing.

But more than that, the refill will fit in many other brands, with the included adaptor.


Did you know:



Here's a little history about the Fisher Space Pen Company.
In the 1950's there were dozens of ballpoint models, and nearly every one took a different cartridge. In 1953 Paul Fisher invented the "Universal Refill" which could be used in most pens. It was a good seller, since stationery store owners could reduce their stock of assorted refills.

Not content, Paul continued to work on making a better refill. After much experimentation he perfected a refill using thixotropic ink-semisolid until the shearing action of the rolling ball liquefied it-that would flow only when needed. The cartridge was pressurized with nitrogen so that it didn't rely on gravity to make it work. It was dependable in freezing cold and desert heat. It could also write underwater and upside down. The trick was to have the ink flow when you wanted it to, and not to flow the rest of the time, a problem Fisher solved. Fisher's development couldn't have come at a more opportune time. The space race was on, and the astronauts involved in the Mercury and Gemini missions had been using pencils to take notes in space since standard ball points did not work in zero gravity. The Fisher cartridge did work in the weightlessness of outer space and the astronauts, beginning with the October, 1968 Apollo 7 mission began using the Fisher AG-7 Space Pen and cartridge developed in 1966.

Towely  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:07:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:

Originally Posted By sslocal:
Originally Posted By tweeter:
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.


This.
Why pay a fortune for a pen?


Because it is a fine instrument that makes writing a pleasure?


And FYI - $20 isn't "a fortune for a pen". (Unless perhaps you are flipping burgers for a living).


20 for a pen? Yeah, maybe if you sit at a desk all day and spend your time doing paper work.
Moose11B  [Member]
10/4/2012 2:13:06 PM EST
I like the Zebra and Tul pens, but these are the best pens I have ever used:



Mazeman  [Life Member]
10/4/2012 2:19:40 PM EST
Cross (Century II or the larger Townsend), followed by the Zebra F-701.
cpd670  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:20:45 PM EST
Fisher Space Pens
xwarp  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:22:06 PM EST
Since I've lost two AG7's, it's now the Papermate Profile.

Cheap and true black smooth ink.
tweeter  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:22:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Moose11B:
I like the Zebra and Tul pens, but these are the best pens I have ever used:

http://content.oppictures.com/Master_Images/Master_Variants/Variant_500/70616.JPG



for god's sake, don't use the recycled version of that pen. the damned thing disintegrates in your hands.
spartacus2002  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:26:03 PM EST
I once bought myself a $300 Mont Blanc rollerball pen as an official "I am a Real Lawyer pen." Bitch dried out ink cartridges every three weeks, no matter how heavily or lightly used. And the ink cartridges were $10 apiece and had to be mail-ordered.

It did not write any better than the TUL rollerball pens http://tul.com/rollerballpen.php Plus Clients are like "I absolutely LOVE this pen, can I have one?"

Sold the Mont Blanc on eBay.
14TheKid  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:28:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By tweeter:
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.

I spent part of my youth in Janesville, WI.

You have no idea how much that means, to me, to hear you say that.
GAcop  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:29:58 PM EST
Pilot Precise V5 RT followed by the Pilot G2 .5mm
ss2nv  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:29:59 PM EST
Pilot G2
Moose11B  [Member]
10/4/2012 2:36:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By tweeter:
Originally Posted By Moose11B:
I like the Zebra and Tul pens, but these are the best pens I have ever used:

http://content.oppictures.com/Master_Images/Master_Variants/Variant_500/70616.JPG



for god's sake, don't use the recycled version of that pen. the damned thing disintegrates in your hands.


That's the matte version without the chrome tip, right? If so, I know what you mean. I have a vast network of drug-dealing NCO logisticians that keep me supplied with the "expensive" version I pictured.
Jmopar00  [Member]
10/4/2012 2:37:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
Pilot G-2

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This.
seca40  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:39:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
Pilot G-2

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Medium point
TheJacket  [Member]
10/4/2012 2:40:20 PM EST
The ones you get from the bank.
TX_Traveller  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:47:30 PM EST
Currently using Foray Gelio gel ink medium point clicker. No cap to mess with, not expensive enough to worry about it if I lose one. The gel ink writes wonderfully. I went from the fine point back to the medium point because the fine point was a bit scratchy sometimes. Bad part is the gel ink writes so nice and dark that I only get 7-10 days out of it.
Strider47  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:49:54 PM EST
Uni Ball Power Tank

I love these things. Basically a disposable space pen.

Do me a personal favor and take the pen!
gmtmaster  [Member]
10/4/2012 2:51:38 PM EST
Fisher Space Pen... Bold Point
BePhreed  [Member]
10/4/2012 2:52:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
Pilot G-2

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This.
tc2k11  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 2:53:05 PM EST

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bakelitedonuts  [Member]
10/4/2012 3:05:42 PM EST


Something like this works for me most days.



Star_Scream  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 3:06:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
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I'm Star_scream and I approve this message
Sandit  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 3:13:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By tweeter:
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.

First post wins again.

Only pen I've never broken in half.
0100010  [Member]
10/4/2012 3:13:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
It seems people aren't differentiating ball points from roller ball pens.

There is a difference.

http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/57232-rollerball-vs-ballpoint/

I would say the best all around pen in general would have to be the Fisher space pen in whatever style.


This. Fisher FTW.
takeone  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 3:24:35 PM EST
I like the Hinderer Investigator


and the Hinderer Extreme Duty...both use the Fisher Space refills.
tweeter  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 3:29:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By 14TheKid:

Originally Posted By tweeter:
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.

I spent part of my youth in Janesville, WI.

You have no idea how much that means, to me, to hear you say that.



my father used them exclusively, i have memories of them clipped to a crossword page on a sunday morning
Bigshot64  [Team Member]
10/4/2012 3:29:21 PM EST
Mont Blanc

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Bogie  [Member]
10/4/2012 11:37:31 PM EST
Zebra F-701 With Fisher refill carried daily for years
For built like a tank cheapness although I have a county Comm embassy pen as well

Goldenlight  [Member]
10/5/2012 2:34:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
Pilot G-2

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The Pilot G-2 is a gel roller ball pen, but I will agree that it's the best.

I can't go back to a regular ball point pen after using a Pilot G-2 pen. Writing with a ball point pent is too much work, compared to how smooth and easy the G-2 writes.

My personal favorite is the 0.5mm size.
Ironhandjohn  [Member]
10/5/2012 8:21:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By Goldenlight:

Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
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The Pilot G-2 is a gel roller ball pen, but I will agree that it's the best.

I can't go back to a regular ball point pen after using a Pilot G-2 pen. Writing with a ball point pent is too much work, compared to how smooth and easy the G-2 writes.

My personal favorite is the 0.5mm size.



Agreed...

I discovered the G2 when the dispatch office in the trucking company I drove for began using them. I then began swiping them from the dispatchers until I had a Slim Jim can full of them.
usjet  [Team Member]
10/5/2012 8:30:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By tweeter:
parker.

the jotter, to be precise.

I've got a wood-barreled Faber-Castell in use for over 10 years and use the Jotter refills- good stuff!

M4-AK  [Team Member]
10/5/2012 8:31:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By BuckMKII:
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