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Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Blue Body

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Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Blue Body - ZEBRA 48121
  • Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Blue Body - ZEBRA 48121
  • Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Blue Body - ZEBRA 48121
  • Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Blue Body - ZEBRA 48121
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The Zebra V-301 is a refillable, stainless steel fountain pen with a durable metal body and hard plastic grip. The cap easily pulls off to reveal a medium point stainless steel nib. The pen matches the style of the Zebra F-301 ballpoint pen.

Model NumberZEBRA 48121
Weight0.9 ounces
Body Color Silver
Body Material Metal (Stainless Steel)
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible No
Design Style Beginner-Friendly
Grip Color Blue
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Material Metal (Stainless Steel)
Tip Size Medium


February 1, 2013
Bought the pen, then...
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Bought the pen, then read the review. Did have the initial inkflow problem, but have experienced this before with steel nibs, so decided to 'run it in'. This meant a couple of minutes trying to write on rough paper. No problems with inkflow thereafter, and writes well.

However, decided that a converter was required because of the cost of Zebra cartridges and no substitute cartridges that fitted. Found that a Parker (deluxe version) converter did the job. The cost of these is well above the pen, but a better option than cartridges.

Reasonable value for the price. The pen cost v cartridge cost equation doesn't cut it though.

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November 15, 2014
@ farmerr: Thank you...
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@ farmerr: Thank you very much for your tip (Parker Deluxe converter). First when I inserted the cartridge I had the inkflow problem. I rinsed the pen with water - and the problem continued. There come some ink and then an abrupt failure during operation and so on. Then I inserted the converter, rinsed the feed completely with ink, inserted the cartridge again and since then the inkflow problem is gone. Now it's a nice little (student) pen.

July 18, 2013
i wrote a review yesterday...
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i wrote a review yesterday and asked a question-which i have answered for myself! if you are a fountain pen user you may have tried to run a piece of thin paper between the nib and the part that's under it (?) to clear it. you also probably know that the paper fibers can get jammed up in there and cause more problems.
while ordering field notes memo books (expedition), which are made with waterproof paper, i realized that i have on hand the same thing that i use for outside work. by gently slipping a corner or clean edge under the nib and sliding it across i can get ink flow in about a second! no more scratching on scraps or bad words because my pen won't work. i keep it under my keyboard so i can just prime up my pen anytime-very handy and easy.
if you don't happen to have waterproof paper hanging around you might try a slip of tyvec-like fedex and other mail pouches are made of.
i hope this helps anyone who has experienced the frustration of their favorite pen behaving badly. blessings!

July 17, 2013
i really like this pen-when...
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i really like this pen-when the ink gets moving, i can write forever with it. because of it's light weight, smooth barrel and crazy good value (so i don't have to get too upset if it gets lost or stolen) i keep at it-but would REALLY appreciate anyone's tips on getting that sweet spot primed up a little bit easier. my desk is covered with scraps of paper with scrathes and swirls-attempts to prime my little pen. ;)

February 27, 2013
I have used fountain...
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I have used fountain pens in the past and I am glad to find some not so expensive, Love them.