The Best Pens
If you’re the type to sweat the small stuff—including lame writing implements—you’ve come to the right place. Here are nine super-smooth options worth leaping over the table for. (“hey, that’s my pen!”)
Some retractable pens feel (and sound) shaky; this one is solid and glides effortlessly across the page. Quick-dry ink minimizes the risk of smudges. Available in blue, black, and red.
To buy: $36.50 for 12, staples.com.
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