Top 5 Pens June 2010

I never seem to update this list frequently enough, but here is a quick snapshot of the five pens I have used the most over the last couple of months.  Any period of time longer than that becomes a blur, but at least this gives you an idea of what have been my go to pens recently.  Plus it makes me realize that no matter how much I use a pen, I may not have reviewed the exact model I am talking about, so I will work on that as well.

Top 5 Pens

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1. Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3mm Gel Grip Black

This is my everyday workhorse pen - as long as I have good paper to write on like Doane Paper or Rhodia.  This tip size doesn't perform as well on "normal" paper, but I always keep the good stuff handy like any addict would do.

2. Uni-Ball Jetstream 0.5mm Blue Basic Series

Where the Hi-Tec-C doesn't fufill my needs, the Uni-Ball Jetstream 0.5mm usually does.  Quick hit notes and a retractable tip are its specialty, and I love the 0.5mm width, which is admittedly not for everyone.

3. Zebra Sharbo X ST3

This pen really classes up the joint with its sleek barrel design and smooth functionality.  I have this white barrel model loaded up with blue black and mandarin orange 0.4mm gel ink cartridges, plus an 0.3mm pencil cartridge.

4. Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Four Cartridge barrel

I haven't done a proper review of this particular barrel, but it is my new favorite Coleto style.  I love all things Hi-Tec-C, and I use this multi color model when I am working on projects or notes that I need to annotate more than with basic black.

5. Uni-Ball Signo 207 Micro Black

This pen is back in my good graces after falling out a year or two ago.  I felt the micro tip wasn't a consistent enough writer (especially in blue), but I've given it another spin and I find myself using it a lot.

Posted on June 10, 2010 .