I was randomly inspired to write a blog post about the writing implements currently sitting on my desk. That seems like a pretty weird topic but I had a VERY strong impulse to do it, so here we go:
The one on the bottom is the Zebra G-301 Gel.
I just started using this pen. It puts down a smooth, consistent, satisfying line of black ink. It also has a satisfying clicker. It’s made of stainless steel, which feels quality, but the pen is quite light.
It’s about the same thickness as BIC Round Stics.
Speaking of BIC Round Sticks, this was my go-to pen for YEARS (blue ink). Loved the balance on them, and the length of them. To me they’re just sort of the perfect disposable plastic pen. My big problem with them is I have a tendency to gnaw them. Not like tiger-style or anything, just a little roughhousing now and then. But over time they do wear down and yeah, get a little gross.
So I decided to switch to a pen that I would not chew. Bring on the stainless steel.
I do 95% of my writing with the Zebra G-301.
The next pen in the picture is a Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique ballpoint pen:
This was a gift. A super awesome gift, because holy crap, I had no idea until just now that this was a $326 pen. Anyway I feel pretty badass whenever I use this puppy. Maybe I should use it more. The only problem is it’s quite heavy, and a little hard to spin (I like to do a couple simple pen tricks).
Last but not least I have a Staples-brand mechanical pencil. For those times when you just need a pencil.
Super-important Update: since writing this post, I’ve swapped the mechanical pencil for a nice Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencil.