This article showcases our top picks for the ‘Best Executive Pens’. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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This product was recommended by Sam Zelinka from GovernermentWorkerFi
I highly recommend the Zebra Sarasa Grand pen. While the pen costs less than $10, the Zebra Sarasa series of pens write incredibly smoothly. The ink dries instantaneously and it never smudges. The Grand series comes in silver, gold, and rose-gold and at first glance looks like a much more expensive pen.
This product was recommended by Laurie Wilkins from Call Outdoors
As a writer and editor, I am not only jotting down notes and making changes on printed documents all day; I am also required to attend the occasional meeting where an executive formality is observed. I was gifted a Parker from a relative (with my name engraved on it and everything) and it has been the most comfortable pen on the hand that I have used, especially after extended lengths of time. The ink and the ball point have yet to be replaced and after almost a full year of use, they are both working just as well as the day that I received it. It is slique and sexy too, despite being a functional ballpoint, which has caught many an eye in meetings. Definitely a must have for those writing in high volumes, looking for something with an executive look and feel!
This product was recommended by Lisa Arlington from Gifts Nerd LLC
The Parker pen delivers a smooth and reliable writing experience. Smart, polished and, established design with glossy black lacquer finish and gold trims bring an aesthetic look. It is presented in a Parker gift box with a blue QUINK ink cartridge. Whether giving to a graduate, thanking a wedding party, or even corporate events, the professional finishes and sleek shape of this pen make a striking impression.
This product was recommended by Robin Brown from Vivipins
It is the 400 series FIsher ball point pen, the most sold pen from fisher. It comes in a variety of finishes with all brass and steel construction. When closed, the pen is quite small and easy to store in just about any pocket. There are also very fine machined rings at the gripping point giving it a very clingy texture so it doesn’t slip out of your hands while writing. It has Pressurized thixotropic ink cartridges that are hermetically sealed & write 3x longer than ballpoint pens. It can perform in extreme temperatures, underwater, in zero gravity, and at any angle.
This product was recommended by Marc Gadsdon from Logicata
This pen comes in at over $350, not expensive at all if you consider the punch it brings. A premium pen worthy of its hefty price tag. You know when you have bought a posh pen when it arrives in its very own box! This is without doubt the finest instrument I have ever used. The pen and ink just glide across the paper, it’s guaranteed to improve anybodies writing, or at least make you want to, to justify its elegance. I bought this pen for myself as I love the feel of it, and if you don’t want to treat yourself, it makes a perfect gift for when somebody retires from the company. It’s a classic pen, offering balanced writing with perfect width.
This product was recommended by Anthony Mixides from The London Vape Company
A lovely pen which just oozes quality and craftsmanship. Being a large pen I was worried about the balance, but it was weighted just right with the cap on, and a bit more nimble for the quicker writers with the cap off. This doesn’t bleed through paper like other rollerballs I have used. Just over $150 for this pen may seem expensive, but it’s a premium pen that will last for years, so it’s worth every cent and more.
This product was recommended by Jessica Rose from Copper H2O
Nothing says class like a gleaming copper pen. In addition to the aesthetic qualities of a copper pen, recent studies have shown that copper is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, which makes copper pens ideal during COVID-19. The company which sells this pen is 100% female-run and has a “good karma” program whereby they donate 15% of their profits to non-profit groups that work to supply clean drinking water in developing countries.
This product was recommended by Yusuf from Galen Leather
This limited edition Kaweco Sport and Galen Leather collaboration brings you a unique fountain pen that makes a stylish executive pen few will own. It’s a beautiful demonstrator pen that has a tinted, cognac-amber resin body and cap that’s not only functional but aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This fountain pen features beautiful craftsmanship and utility at its best.
This product was recommended by Alex Perkins from All the Stuff
The Lamy 2000 has a very sleek and aesthetic look which is great if you’re looking for a pen with a modern design to it. It’s made with Macrolon (polycarbonate) material which really makes it feel premium and well built. The shape and proportions of this pen allows for a comfortable grip for any hand size. The spring loaded stainless steel clip really compliments the matte finish of the body of the pen. One of my favorite features are the nubs that hold the cap in place. It provides a very satisfying click when removing the cap or blamping it back in place. Very easy to clean and maintain. Overall, it’s a pen that’s always in my rotation.