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Write On, Man!

They don't call it the seven-year pen for nothing! Hidden inside is a jumbo ink cartridge that holds enough ink to write for two meters, every single day for seven years (5,110 meters, more than 3 miles of ink)! Imagine it: just two pens would last a child from kindergarten to high school graduation! (You'll have to get them a third one for college and grad school, though.) Made in Switzerland.

Available in Blue Swirl (left) and Purple Plume (right).

Sold individually.

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Item ID
19347
Made from
plastic, metal, ink
Measurements
7" L
Notes
Black ink.

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SEVEN-YEAR PENS
 
3.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Glides smoothly (18)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Comfortable grip (14)
  • Ink dries quickly (12)

Cons

  • Runs/dries out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (15)
  • Taking notes (12)
  • Extended writing periods (11)
  • Editing (6)
  • Professional documents (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (17), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (16), Business (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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1.0

Lasted 6 Months

By 

from Charlestown, MD

About Me Value Oriented

Pros

  • Comfortable Grip
  • Glides Smoothly

Cons

  • Skips

Best Uses

    Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

    I received this pen Christmas last. I placed it on my desk to avoid losing it, and used it for writing the few checks that I write because it was very smooth. Today,June 18, 2012 it skipped quite a bit as I began writing. I handed it to my wife because I thought the paper I was using to test it might be the problem. She said it did skip and stop putting ink on paper for her too.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Not for 7 years

    By 

    from Bangor, ME

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Glides Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Editing
      • Everyday Use
      • Extended Writing Periods
      • Professional Documents
      • Taking Notes

      Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

      I bought this pen when I was Christmas shopping, so either in late November or early December. It's April 22nd and I'm sad to report, it is now dead. I absolutely love how smooth it writes, and how bold the ink is, but really was hoping that if not seven years, that it would at least last me one. It was my FAVORITE pen.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Writes well but doesn't last seven years

      By 

      from Central Texas

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Glides Smoothly
      • Ink Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Runs/Dries Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Editing
      • Everyday Use
      • Extended Writing Periods
      • Taking Notes

      Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

      I am a university student and I do a lot of writing. I also consider myself somewhat of a pen-snob, I have a pen fettish, lol. This pen was great and I love how it writes, but unfortunately after using it as much as I could (I wanted to see if it really would last me seven years, or even half of that) it only ended up lasting me about 7 months instead of seven years. I am sad that it is out of ink now, but I am not sure I want to pay for another one if it's not going to last any longer than a normal pen you can get for much cheaper.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Didn't even last a year

      By 

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Glides Smoothly
      • Ink Dries Quickly
      • It looks good at least
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • The ink ran out
      • Uncomfortable Grip

      Best Uses

        Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

        I use this product to take notes in class. I'm a sophomore in college, bought it at the end of last year, and the ink already ran out. I would not recommend this pen.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Genius!! Perfection!!!!

        By 

        from Fleetwood, PA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Glides Smoothly
        • Ink Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Nothing bad about it

        Best Uses

        • Editing
        • Everyday Use
        • Extended Writing Periods
        • Professional Documents
        • Taking Notes

        Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

        Perfect!!! How else can you describe perfection?? It is the best pen I have ever bought and will only use another pen if I lose it!! I will be ordering more so my friends can see perfection at it's finest!!!!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful pen -- an author's view

        By 

        from New York, NY

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Glides Smoothly
        • Ink Dries Quickly
        • Ink never CLUMPS UP
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Editing
          • Everyday Use
          • Extended Writing Periods
          • No need to carry 2 pens
          • Professional Documents
          • Taking Notes

          Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

          I am a dramatist and a journalist. I interview people in person, sometimes standing up in a crowd, and I also write my manuscripts in long hand. Have been using this pen now for over a year . . . every day. Very satisfied.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By 

          from Lilburn, GA

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip
          • Glides Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Extended Writing Periods
            • Taking Notes

            Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

            I'm tired of finding "dead" pens in the bottom of my bag. This pen is great! I'll be buying more for every college bound kid I know.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Not Washer proof....

            By 

            from Colorado

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Grip
            • CUTE
            • Glides Smoothly
            • Ink Dries Quickly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Extended Writing Periods
              • Professional Documents
              • Taking Notes

              Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

              I LOVED this pen!!! And that's says a lot coming from a pen snob!My problem was my own fault...I washed it and it didn't survive... Although to it's benefit it didn't explode!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              The most useless pen, ever

              By 

              from USA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Grip

              Cons

              • Runs/Dries Out Quickly

              Best Uses

                Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

                This pen ran out of ink after TWO DAYS! All that I was able to use it for was to write a short note and one grocery list -- that was it. The advertising for this product is so false, it's practically criminal.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                3.0

                the perfect pen if only it did last 7 yr

                By 

                from New york, NY

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Comfortable Grip
                • Glides Smoothly
                • Ink Dries Quickly
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Extended Writing Periods
                  • Taking Notes

                  Comments about SEVEN-YEAR PENS:

                  I use this pen for college. I was ecstatic when I learned about this pen, because I only needed one pen instead of 3 in my bag in case one ran out. It has a beautiful design, and writes so smoothly with perfect ink that's bold and clear yet doesn't smear. I used it about a year and it has now run out of ink. so sad,but not worth the money even if it is perfect in every other way.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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