I have always been a fan of Pilot’s G2 gel pens, especially the fine 0.5mm version. A “limited edition” metallic-barrel design has been available for some time now, but I’ve never had the urge to give those a try.
I’ve always been a fan of polished metallic pens, but have never found an affordable one that writes as well as my favorite plastic bodied G2 gel pens do. Parker’s metal-bodied Jotter is nice, but I wasn’t a fan of their gel ink refills. Fisher’s Space Pen also comes close, but the ball point isn’t smooth enough for me.
This is why I am thrilled to have found Pilot’s G2 Deluxe pen. It’s a metal-bodied capped pen that accepts standard G2 gel ink refills. The G2 Deluxe has a narrow but comfortable grip, and feels well balanced. The cap must be aligned perfectly for it to clip on, but that’s not much of a gripe.
The only place I could find this pen was at Stationery Art, a pen/pencil/supply shop located in Hong Kong. International shipping fees were reasonable, but the cases the G2 Deluxe pens come with add unnecessarily to the shipping weight. A week after I received my first order, I promptly ordered 2 more of these pens, just in case.
Pilot G2 Deluxe Pen via Stationery Art (Sorry, the store seems to have closed.)