Capillary Action to the Rescue

I got some pens, and took some pictures of them. I got two kinds of pens, “Pilot Varsity” and “Pilot V Razor Point”. which are my 2 favorite kinds of disposable pens. They really are quite similar, with no moving parts, relying only on capillary action for everything.

Pilot Varsity

I guess this puts me firmly in the “Steampunk” category, with my Mechanical watch, safety razor, and appreciation for Zeppelins.


New Pens

Balls Not Needed
There are no moving parts here, but the tip on the right is just plastic, and does tend to wear down. Maybe if they used a metal foam?

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