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This item: Zebra SL-F1 Mini Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Gray Body - Black Ink - $5.00
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|Model Number||ZEBRA BA55-GR|
|Shipping Weight||0.40 oz|
|Design Style||Mini Size|
|Diameter - Grip||7 mm|
|Diameter - Max||8 mm|
|Length - Extended||10.8 cm|
|Length - Retracted||8.4 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Black|
|Tip Length||4 mm|
|Tip Size||0.7 mm|
January 10, 2013
I initially bought this...
I initially bought this in Kyoto when I found myself strapped for a pen, but needed something small for easy carry in my breast pocket. It has a considerable amount of weight to it for its size, which makes it feel sturdy. Ink flows out smoothly with minimal to no blotting.
But be weary about its size—this pen is very slim. Almost to the point where it might feel /too/ small. So if a larger pen body is your preference, this may not be comfortable for you. Otherwise, it's a great product.
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November 24, 2013
Ok, first off, this pen...
Ok, first off, this pen is SMALL. If you have ever seen a pilot G2 MINI, this is actually smaller. I figured it was like the zebra telescopic or expandz which become a full size pen after extending. This pen goes from about 3.5" to just over 4" (with a normal pen being approximately 5.5"-6")
Carrying this pen in your pocket is a breeze. You don't even know it's there, even in your back pocket. It's great to pull out, sign signatures on receipts, etc. However, if you actually have to do serious writing (or something like multi-page forms) you're gonna be in trouble. It's light. It's short. It's made perfectly for someone who wants the absolute smallest pen that writes well. 4 stars not only because of it being so small, but also because finding refills (let alone this pen) is near impossible.
July 25, 2012
This is the perfect pen...
This is the perfect pen to clip into the fold of a wallet. It also fits perfectly inside the coiled wire binding of a 3 x 5" flip notepad.
I had been using the popular Inka pen in my wallet. It's slightly shorter than this one, but much thicker. Extending the length also required unscrewing the end cap and main cap, then reassembling the pen (like who's really going to do all of that). This Zebra extends the tip and lengthens the body in one swift motion.
I also have the True Utility Telepen, which is a lot shorter and thinner than this pen, though it's actually longer than this pen when extended. The thinness, however, makes it a little awkward to write with. Furthermore, it doesn't have a clip, only a split ring. I keep that one on my keychain.
If you want the smallest pen possible, the Telepen would be it. This Zebra is a good compromise - small enough to be unnoticeable in a wallet, yet large enough to use comfortably. It's also cheaper than the others I've mentioned.
April 1, 2012
Same as the first two...
Same as the first two reviews, I bought this to carry in my wallet. The pictures don't quite do it justice as far as size is concerned, you really need to see it in person. I'm getting a few for some friends and a couple of other colors for my self.
January 12, 2012
A nicely made small pen,...
A nicely made small pen, which tucks into my folding wallet without any trouble. The extend/retract mechanism is clever, and I appreciate the range of refill sizes and colors (I dropped a 1mm in immediately).