Ball pen. Its heart is the refill.
The ink-dispensing refill tip of the ball pens is a marvel made of high-strength steel and a subtle ball mechanism. China produces vast quantities of ball pens, but had to import the refill tips from Germany and Japan until 2017. There are three European world market leaders, one of which is Schmidt-Technology from St. Georgen - one of the many small-town world centres of precision engineering in the Black Forest, formerly also the location of such illustrious names as Perpeteuum-Ebner and Dual.
First the refill, then the casing. Build your ball pen from the inside out.
When you buy a ball pen, you usually don't know what you're getting: which refill is in the more or less attractive casing, how copious or sparing is the ink flow, what type of writing is produced? In addition to the quality of the ball mechanism and the viscosity of the ink, external factors such as the absorbency of the paper, the strength of the writing pressure and the elasticity of the writing pad naturally also play their part when answering these questions. We differentiate the refills according to the similarity of writing behaviour and typeface with pencils and fountain pens. Our selection certainly includes the best refills in the world. Only a few Japanese ones come close. All of the refills offered here fit into all of the ball pens we offer.