Grab Bag: The Write Stuff

Photo by Samantha Simmons

Some notes on our pen picks

1. TO THE POINT
Clean lines? Sturdy casing? Professional look? Smooth writing? Yep, the Parker Jotter has it all, offering a timeless look in a variety of colours. Three pack: $15–$30 / parkerpen.com

2. TOP OF THE LINE
It doesn’t get much better than Baltz. The quality craftsmanship of the Exemplar+ is sure to make the writing process more worthwhile. $280 / baltzpens.com

 3. OLD MEETS NEW
The FORAY Stylus melds tradition with modern, pairing a standard ballpoint with a touch-screen tool for smartphone and tablet devices. $6.99 / officedepot.com

4. COMFORT & COMMAND
With a sleek design and a comfortable rubber grip, the metallic-barreled Zebra F-402 retractable pen allows for maximum hand control. Two pack: $6.99 / zebrapen.com

5. OLD FAITHFUL
A staff favourite, the Papermate Profile has a 14-mm ballpoint that draws bold strokes without smudging. And the pen is sold in eight colours. Eight pack: $8.49 / papermate.com

6. STROKE OF GENIUS
One of the newest offerings from Cross, the Bailey is a high-quality fountain pen that is easy to load, easy to use, and makes for clean, smooth jotting. $50 / cross.com