I found this interesting Pentel Energel strolling the aisles at Staples about a month ago and added it to my basket without hesitation, especially for just $5.95. The barrel is completely metal, right down to the grip. I thought the metal grip ridges were going to be a problem, but I didn't notice them once I got writing. I did have a minor issue with the clickity-click sound when the pen hits the page. It's hard for me to explain in words, but you all know what I am talking about. It's like a rattle when writing, possibly due to a small gap between the tip and the barrel opening. Not a deal-breaker, but it was noticeable.
Review: Pentel Energel Alloy RT
The biggest selling point of the Energel line is how well the pen writes - the ink flows fast, smooth, and consistent. This is why the Energel is so popular, and now fans of the pen have another model to add to their collection.