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What's your favourite ballpoint pen? When I was younger I had some decent Papermate and Parker ballpoints. Papermate as decent pens appear to have disappeared years ago. I have often looked at Parkers, Sheaffers and Waterman pens. Anyway, I just bought 2 Pelikan ballpoints. And may add a few more. My only fountain pen is a Lamy.
 
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Well I have bought virtually all options, Parkers, Sheaffer, Waterman, Ohto, and Ballografs ...
 
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I'm more of a fountain pen/mechanical and propelling pencil user, and the only ballpoint pen I have (other than the cheap freebies that sometimes arrive from here and there) is a Cross Century II chrome model. I use it mainly where a fountain pen just won't do, on things like plastic bank cards, some official forms, when gardening, doing machinery maintenance and so forth.

In a similar manner to that in which I spend some time finding the right fountain pen nib and ink combinations, it took me a while to decide which Cross refill was best suited to me. However, I'm one of those whose handwriting is a copperplate I finished learning around the time of the Manchester United Munich air disaster, and which isn't really suited to anything other than an ink pen. I do have some difficulty in reading things I've written with the Cross.

That said, I've seen some superb examples of handwriting made with ballpoints, which for me is a "How did he/she do that?" moment of admiration.
 
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I prefer writing with a fountain pen, but when I have to use a Biro my pen of choice is the Parker Jotter. In my desk at home I have a 1954 Jotter, which is the first year they were made by Parker. For general use I have several Bic Cristals and Clics.
 
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Above is a Parker Jotter and a Parker Gel pen in stainless steel. I am not impressed with the gel cartridge, I assume I can replace it with a Jotter ballpoint refill. Then it will be a superb Jotter.
 
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Classic Zebra F-xMD Ballpoint
Stainless Steel construction with diamond cut finger grip.

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I also think rollerball pens using fountain pen ink are pretty cool and smooth writers; like this Schneider Ray Rollerball Pen ~ looks like an orca.
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Above is a Parker Jotter and a Parker Gel pen in stainless steel. I am not impressed with the gel cartridge, I assume I can replace it with a Jotter ballpoint refill. Then it will be a superb Jotter.
Indeed, I now have a stainless steel Jotter.
 
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Classic Zebra F-xMD Ballpoint
Stainless Steel construction with diamond cut finger grip.

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I also think rollerball pens using fountain pen ink are pretty cool and smooth writers; like this Schneider Ray Rollerball Pen ~ looks like an orca.
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The Zebra is on the Cult Pens website where I ordered today's delivery from. Unfortunately their price sort was not working otherwise I may have spotted it. I will add it to my next order, as my gifts this year will be pens...
 
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More pens have arrived which I need to take a photo of. One of which is a Tombow Zoom L505 City from Cult.


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I have also ordered a Zoom 505 from Japan.

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And I am thinking about this Havanna from Cult.

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I maybe confused, the 505 is £13.00 from Japan. The Havanna is £35.00 reduced from £58.00 plus there will be the birthday discount from Cult Pens. However, I now think they are the same item.


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