I'm not a big pen buff like some of you so I don't know the difference between the various makes and types etc. But at someone's suggestion I took a look at 'Multi Pens'. I had come across these before, but I didn't realise you could get some that were a combination of a pen and pencil, or multiple pens and a pencil.
My other concern was the diameter of the pen barrel, so that it would fit my Malden. So I made an enquiry with 'Cult Pens' in UK and Michael Randall of Cultpens really came up trumps with some suggestions.
The Tombow Zoom 414 is one of my favourites, and is 9.5mm at its widest point. It has a pencil and two standard 'D1' multipen refills, which can take anything here:
Zebra's Sharbo Diary Pen may be a bit too thin, at 7-8mm:
Lamy have a couple of options, too, that would be worth looking at:
Pelikan and Ohto both sell almost the same multipen, presumably both made by Ohto, which are 9mm diameter:
It's worth noting that the Ohto version can only take Ohto's refills - standard D1 refills are too wide at the tip.Thank you Michael for these suggestions.
It had also been suggested to me to take a look at the Pilot Frixion series of erasable gel pens. These are a clever ink pen that using friction from the tip of the pen it erases the writing without damaging the paper and without leaving behind any eraser dust.
I bought one of their standard range a few weeks ago to try it out in my Filofax and I've been very pleased with it.
There is a Frixion Slim version, This has an 8mm diameter barrel, which does fit a Filofax pen loop. These will also take refills as well.
What pen do you use with your Filofax?