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Premium, ballpoint ink
Soft, rubber grip
Stainless Steel barrel
Secure, metal clip

The 4-Series of the Steel family offers a more weighted writing experience for enhanced comfort. The F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen same stainless steel barrel for style and durability with the added luxury of a non-slip rubberized grip. Designer metal clip provides an elegant yet confident clasp for the executive shirt pocket. Refillable with F-301 Refill.

  • Stainless Steel Barrel
  • Available in 0.7m Point Size in blue or black ink
  • Easy Glide Ink Performance
  • Designer Metal Clip for Confident Clasp
Weight .020 lbs
Dimensions .5 x .4 x 5.24 in
Point Size



Pen Type

Barrel Type


Has Grip

Country of Origin

SKU: F-402_BP

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23 reviews for F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

  1. Rated 2 out of 5

    Garrett Owens

    I love the pen…but not the plastic insert which has stripped out and made the pen, pretty much, useless. It makes me want to shy away from Zebra.
    I also have a Zebra Mini that I LOVE, but I like having a steel full-sized all of the time

  2. Rated 1 out of 5


    I too have found that I am unable to use this pen for more than about a week before the ink starts skipping. This problem happens also with the refills. Sounds like this is a common problem and I am not sure if there is a way to address this problem, if so I would be interested in hearing from the Zebra, if not then they should really discontinue this pen altogether.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Jon. Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase. Please fill out the contact form at http://staging.zebrapen.com/contact-us/ and a customer service representative will be in touch with you shortly.

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    Rich D

    The Zebra F-402 has been my go-to pen for almost a decade. I like the way it looks, and the rubber grip. I too have the same issues with the pens that others have: The barrel cracks where the cone threads into it, the clip rusts, and the stainless steel sleeve slips down the barrel into the grip. The rusty clip just shows long-time usage of a pen that’s “ridden hard and put away wet”. I don’t mind that much. For the spitting barrel at the threads of the cone, I just wrap the barrel with Kapton tape (cellophane tape stretches too much to last). The big unrecoverable issue is the sleeve sliding down into the grip. It just happens if you click the pen too much. I’ve tried Crazy-gluing the sleeve to the barrel, but the fix won’t last. It’s the primary reason I buy more pens. I think I’ll try a 7-series pen next.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Beverly

    I love the F402 but like others have commented I do not like the refills! Please, please, please go back to the original. Despite, the refill problems this pen is still 5 stars. I love the weight of this pen. It’s a must have pen for all lefties!!!

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    Frank Gerhart

    Love the F-402 it has been my favorite but the refills are unpredictable. Some run till completely out of ink, unfortunately many have started skipping while displaying plenty of ink.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Frank. We are sorry to hear that! Zebra prides itself on high quality standards. Please fill out the contact form at http://staging.zebrapen.com/contact-us/ and a customer service representative will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    been drawing with this pen for years!! love the glide and how you can get thin lines to thick lines by slight pressure! best drawing bp!

  7. Rated 1 out of 5


    Refill packs for the F402 do not write smooth. They are good until you use about 1/4 of the refill. Then it starts to go out on you and does not write smooth anymore as if the ink has hardened up and will not flow. I have bought over 4 packs thinking it was just a fluke but all 4 refill packs did the exact same thing. Did not even get half way through the refill and it started acting up on me. Already contacted customer support but got no response. It’s sad because I Love this pen it writes nice but the refills do not last.

  8. Rated 2 out of 5


    I purchased a two pack and while one works great the ink in the second on was not sealed. It migrated to the top and out of the cartridge. While it did not make a mess it made a failure rate of fifty percent of the pens I purchased.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Gene. We are sorry to hear that! Zebra prides itself on high quality standards. Please fill out the contact form at http://staging.zebrapen.com/contact-us/ and a customer service representative will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jon Bartlett

    The only pen I use – I’d give it all five stars were it not for one problem – the cone threads break and so the cone comes off. I took a pic of six 502’s I’ve owned in which this has happened (but I can’t find a way to mail it to you!).I can’t see if the sheath the threads lie into is plastic or metal, so I can’t see why it happens.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love my F402 Pen, but how do you open it for a refill? I have tried everything I can think of and still can’t get it open. Suggestions??

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Dian. To open the F-402, just twist the cone of the pen and you can open it to switch refills.

  11. Rated 2 out of 5

    Christian Artley

    This is an absolutely amazing pen for the time that is lasts, it writes deadly smooth and feels just right in both weight and length. However, I find that after about a week or so, they just stop working. In regards to ink flow, despite the ink cartridge being full, the ink flow begins to get rough and then just stop all together, and very suddenly. Again, big disappointment considering the duration and life of the pen, hence my rating. In my opinion, no pen is worth anything if it doesn’t write!

  12. Rated 4 out of 5


    I’ve been using the F-402 for years, and honestly its one of my favorite pens. i still have a few where the logo is located on the side, which in my opinion has a better look to it. My biggest problem is the fact that the issue with the main steel barrel has yet to be fixed. It tends to slip down and reveals the plastic under the barrel which has a type of lubricant, my guess is that its used to slip it on in the first place. When yo notice that its begun to slip just trying to force it back up isn’t easy, considering the finish of the barrel and the small space to grab purchase of. one more thing is the clip, they always seem to rust. Don’t get me wrong its a good pen with a positive feel to it and an actuator that rises even when the pen is in use and doest move back and forth when you tilt your hand.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lawrence (verified owner)

    I just bought a set, and after arriving home I used one for the first time.I was very impressed considering the price, it’s very well made and has a good feel while writing so I had to go on line and purchase the 301 series both in black and blue and plenty of refills for both my F 402 series and seen there was blue also so I ordered F 402 blue

  14. Rated 3 out of 5


    It’s a bit heavy so if you like heavy pens, get it. Otherwise, it’s kind of your average pen. I don’t really see anything special about it. I just really like the steel writing utensils but I don’t like it heavy.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    I would definitely give this a 5 as I’ve been using it for quite some time

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Thanks for your feedback! We are so happy you like our pens

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love this pen!!!! I’m a nurse who writes many okay tons of notes. The only thing is I’m not able to find the F-402 refill. From what I understand they say that the F 301 is compatible however I tried it and was not satisfied. It’s like it kept skipping when I was writing.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Terry. We are so happy you like our pens. Our F-402 uses our F-refill, which fits in with any of our steel ballpoint pens. They are available on our web in 0.7mm, 1.0mm, and 1.6mm point sizes.

  17. Rated 2 out of 5


    Good pen but after using a week the steel started sliding down pen which pushed off rubber off. Bought another set and the exact same thing happened. going back to the F-301.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    This has been my “go to” pen for many years. Can’t find a nicer ballpoint, and I’ve tried.

  19. Rated 2 out of 5


    I like the pen but hate the ink not very smooth and wright worse than a bic

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    I absolutely love this pen. I don’t use any other pen. Every other pen I use feel clunky and cheap to me while this feels like it’s a top notch quality pen. I live in Thailand so I really miss these pens. I can’t find them here at all. If I did, I would definitely buy the store out. Can’t go wrong with these pens. They never blot, never cease writing, and never fail. Great design. Excellent comfort. Just an all around great pen.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hugh O’Steen

    I’ve been using this pen for years and before that I used the F301. Both pens are great. The F402 has a nice solid feel and write very smooth. I get compliments every time someone else uses it.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirby Tennent

    As a lefty this pen is a godsend. I have been using it consistently for years.
    I never have to worry about smudges when writing long notes. The fine tip pen makes it easy to see what my sometimes close together and sloppy handwriting should be. The pen is comfortable for long periods of writing and I don’t recall ever having a pen stop writing before it ran out of ink.

    Great pen. Buy one. Buy Ten.

  23. Rated 3 out of 5

    Tom Hurley

    This is a fine pen. It has the right amount of weight, and writing ability. Its a solidly built pen. For grippy-ness and comfort this pen is awesome! Unfortunately this pen’s greatest attributes is also its worst. The grippy-ness of the rubber grip area always causes it to get hung up in my pocket and(most times) I have to use two hands to get the pen out of the pocket. If the pen were offered with a medium point cartridge that would be another added star. However, if you like a fine point and plan to never put it inside anything, then its a 5 star pen no doubt. I will recommend this pen regardless of flaws because its a Zebra.

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