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.


Let's not waste any time. Here are solutions to some of our most frequently asked questions...


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.

Best Everyday Carry Pen

Looking for the best EDC pen? That's not exactly our area of expertise so check out Penbase focused on the best pens under $10, not rugged EDC-type pens. Plus, we'd never carry the same pen every day! That's way too much pressure and we have way too many pens for that!

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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