Help! Pentel pen discontinued?

This is possibly not the right place for sympathy or to complain about mere ink pens but I’m desperate.

Pentel Ceramicron 500 size 01 Black ink

I’ve been using them for 15 years and they are the best. Just found out the manufacturers are discontinuing them.


Any suggestions on how to find and hoard the last supply? I’ve been up and down the internet and so far no luck.

I should open a pit thread.

I suggest calling corporate and asking for a referral to a reseller that could accomodate you.

There’s an email addy on the above page.

Pentel of America, Ltd.
Corporate Headquarters
2805 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90509
Tel: (310) 320-3831 Fax: (310) 533-0697

If that doesn’t work, the below company appears to be selling them for $2.80/ea.
Caveat emptor, I CANNOT speak to the character of the below-linked vendor.

Thanks! since they are being discontinued I’m ordering 3 dozen.

I’ll hoard up and lay low in a cave with my pens.