Well hello there!
That is what I said when walking down the pen aisle at Wal-Mart this morning. The Stainless Steel Sharpie Pen was on my radar, but I sure didn’t expect to run across it this morning while picking up cleaning supplies and Coke Zero.
Ever since Sharpie introduced the Sharpie Pen line, they have done a great job with regular updates to the design, function, or colors, and this Stainless Steel model is the latest - and possibly greatest - of the bunch.
Let me start with the obvious - the barrel. The simple, clean stainless steel design suits this pen perfectly. It is similar in design to the stainless steel barrel they use for the permanent marker, but in this case it is shaped like the Sharpie Pen Grip. The dimensions are identical as best as I can tell, with the only difference being the added weight of the barrel material. It is well balanced when writing, if ever so slightly top heavy with the cap posted. Nothing too noticeable though.
Ink wise, it is exactly like the Grip. Nice, clean, pitch black lines that don’t bleed through the page. Even my little mark out mess-ups in the writing sample don’t bleed, which is an impressive feat by Sharpie.
The best feature of all? This pen is refillable. I didn’t see any refills available on the shelf, but I’m sure they are coming soon. The entire grip section screws off and is replaceable, so I’m sure they won’t be cheap, but it is better than a $4.99 pen every time you run out.
Overall, this is a perfect addition to the product line, and I am very happy to see Sharpie continue to improve their offerings. What could possibly next?
Oh yeah - I bought all three they had on the shelf, so how about I give away the other two to two lucky commenters on this post. Hopefully you read this far down! Leave a comment by Saturday at midnight telling me what you would like to see next in the Sharpie Pen line. I will post the winner on Sunday. And sorry, US only please. Good luck!