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Reynolds Liquiflo

It seems silly to gush about a pen on a blog, but I can't help it: the Reynolds Liquiflo pen seems to actually live up to its claim of having an "ink that glides on paper" and it's a delight to write with this pen. At just Rs 10, it's surprisingly affordable as well. It's the kind of pen that makes you want to write on paper simply for the pleasure of writing with it. I am tempted to keep an old-fashioned diary just to have an excuse for using this pen every day.

I tend to ignore advertisements for pens since the promoted pens almost never live up to the hype and often offer marginal improvements at best over existing pens. It was therefore by pure accident that I stumbled upon this pen. As it happened, Anusha and I were eating at "The French Quarter Bistro" on 100 ft road in Indiranagar the other day (fairly good food served in a nicely spacious place, by the way) and the usual feedback form at the end was accompanied by this pen. We were wondering later whether it was a conscious decision on their part to provide this particular pen so that people are encouraged to write detailed comments.

Update (2011-01-05): It turns out that the pen starts leaking towards the end, making writing with it a messy affair (as Tushar also warns in the comments). It's not quite the perfect pen after all. By the way, the French Quarter Bistro seems to have shut down.


  1. Mathew, I completely agree with your assessment. What is more surprising is that this little marvel of a 10 rupee pen compelled you to made a conscious decision to document your thoughts; kudos to you and the pen that inspired you!! And thanks to the glorious magnificence of the internet, people like me can add their vote of approval as well. The internet rocks!

  2. oh my god! i just bought the same pen yesterday and i saw it at a reliance store where i was asked to fill a form and was given the same pen.i went searching for it at the stationary store the very same day.i don't like the student liquiflo as much.it costs the same but i love the original liquiflo and i like their bright blue shade.i like writing with thicker ball point pens.it gives a distinctive feeling to the writing.it tempts me to write too.

  3. beware of one aspect of the pen,since it sports a 1.0 tip,it is always better to scribble it,unexpected smudging is common in this pen.i never use this pen for critical documents.cello pinpoint and techno tip are very handy for the specific operation.for subjective papers,i find it extremely useful as it is not tiring to balance the broad tip.the price of the refill is just rs 5(thats what the retailer has labelled).smooth enogh to glide

  4. I used this Pen at our Alumni meet yesterday and I'll buy it soon. As pointed out earlier, it makes you write & write

  5. My wife stole the pen from a DJ, and now I want to buy it. Turns out the only place that sells it online is an indian online store. Anything in the United States???

  6. Hi, Mathew,

    Could you imagine that i sent this little pen from India to my country, there, it became like a hotcake, now many people are demanding for that. Please i want to have a deal with the company here in India. please can you give me the company's address or phone number. Thanks from Mr Jeff. email: obidikeobidike@yahoo.com.

  7. Haha I can't believe I found this blog piece and that there are others who echo my enthusiasm for this pen. In fact, I adore this pen so much that when I graduated from college last year in Manipal, I brought along 50 of them with me to Germany.


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