I remember spending tireless nights with my Zebra F-701 studying for college exams. At that time, I was not an avid pen collector, but the Zebra F-701 was my pen of choice. It was not only durable but comfortable to use and would last me a full semester on one refill. The pictured F-701 is the exact pen I used in my college years, which was over 8 years ago, and is a testament to their durability. This pen took a ton of abuse and still looks great! At $6.00, the Zebra F-701 is an inexpensive ballpoint for a student or tradesman looking for a pen that will last.
Model Number: ZEBRA 29411
Weight: 1.0 ounces
Body Color: Silver
Body Material: Stainless Steel
Capped or Retractable: Retractable
Ink Refillable: Yes
Preinstalled ink color: Black
Tip Size: 0.7mm
The Zebra F-701 is a stainless steel 0.7 mm ballpoint pen featuring a knurled metal grip to prevent slippage when writing. Its stainless steel barrel provides long lasting durability and can take daily abuse well. The quiet plunger prevents you from disturbing those around you. It also has a durable clip with the F-701 logo stamped on it. Like its sibling, the Zebra F-701 can be refilled with the Zebra F-Refill or hacked to accept a Fisher Space Pen PR Series Refill.
The Zebra F-701 has a wonderful design, but the ink refill is just average. Admittedly, it has one of the better refills for this price point and it gets the job done. I've experienced very little blotting and fast dry times, which can be very important for those who are left-handed writers or jotting quick notes. The Zebra F-701 is also very comfortable to use for extended periods of time. Honestly, I think this pen works just fine for the average user.
Penman's Final Remark
The Zebra F-701 is a durable stainless steel ballpoint pen. I'd recommend this pen to students, tradesman, or anyone looking for an extremely durable and long lasting pen.