I have to admit, I was a little bit skeptical when I got this edding 1700 gel pen. For years I have been using almost exclusively pencils, fountain pens or fine-liners for my notes. It was an unexpected gift and, for a moment, I didn’t really know what to do with it. But it’s clean and transparent design with almost invisible branding made me curious so I decided to give it a try.
I really liked how well it gets along with the finest recycling paper we used in Berlin Notebook. It has a nice, clear line, the silicone coated grip feels comfortably soft and its irregular shape prevents it from rolling down from the table. Even the last mentioned feature sounds so trivial, I’m always amazed how many otherwise great writing tools just pretend to ignore the gravitation.
Edding 1700 is a surprisingly well balanced writing tool, combining an almost fountain-pen-like writing experience with the very practical robustness of a ball pen. Especially when you’re on the run, this gel pen could be an elegant alternative to your favorite fountain pen.
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