Penbase is database of pens of all quality levels, with a focus on those below $10. The focus is on pens from the US and Japan, but all makes and models are eligible for inclusion.


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The mission of this database is to find the best pen available for under $10. This could be a full stock pen stock at Staples, the coolest new pen from Japan, or a combination of parts of varying inexpensive models. The key attributes are: availability, affordability, reliability, and overall quality.

Notes: Some ratings will be subjective -- no apologies will be made for this. Some affiliate links will be used to support this site. 

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