I thought it was time for an update on the Top Five Pens list. Keep in mind that these are only the top five pens that I am currently using, not necessarily my top five pens ever. This list reflects my own personal preferences and not necessarily the pens that I would recommend to someone else. This list is subject to change at any moment as I continually discover new pens.
1. Uni-ball Signo DX 0.38mm - green black
Although some people have had problems with the green black version of the Signo DX, I (so far) have not. This is a great pen in nearly every way, but what really makes it number one is the colour: green black may very well be the ideal colour for me. It has a certain edginess that black, blue black, and blue lack, yet it is still neutral enough that I do not get tired of using it every day.
2. Platinum Preppy 03 Fountain Pen - blue black
This is my first (and so far only) fountain pen, and so far I am loving it. I am still thrilled with the idea of owning any fountain pen at all. I can't wait until the day when I own a more "serious" fountain pen and am buying inks for it.
3. Pentel Slicci 0.3mm - blue black
This pen has slipped from number one on the previous list, but is still an excellent pen. I own numerous colours of the Pentel Slicci, but the blue black is probably my favourite one for everyday use. These fine point pens are excellent for jotting notes in the margin or for any situation where small writing is needed.
4. Pentel EnerGel Needle Tip 0.5mm - blue
I knew that this pen would end up on this list as soon as I tried it. It writes smoothly, has a needle tip, the blue ink is a vibrant colour, and it doesn't feather and bleed as much as my other liquid ink pens do.
5. Sharpie Pen Grip - black
The Sharpie Pen has also slipped on the list, from number two to number five, mainly because I haven't been using it as much. I still think it's a great pen, and I'm replacing the standard version with the Grip version on the list for now - although only time will tell if it will remain.
If you're interested, check out the previous edition of my top five pens, and stay tuned for the upcoming list of my five worst pens!