I have a couple of favorite writing tools, some for their great writing, some for their great design, and some for both features. All time favorite write swung: Parker Roller Ball.
I've been using a Uniball Power Tank for the last 6 months or so.(Image removed from quote.)They're pressurised and waterproof like a Space Pen but 1/10th the price. It's tough, I've had it in my pocket pretty much constantly, and it will write on things most other ball points won't. Performance is good and it's cheap enough that I won't cry for too long if it goes walkies.
This blog has really good mechanical pencil reviews. Go here for advice on which one to get:http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.ca/
I can't believe there's a thread on my other addiction lol
Parker Frontier Matte Black ballpoint and mechanical pencil(Image removed from quote.)
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