Staedtler Triplus Ball Review

The Staedtler Triplus Ball is a stick pen with a difference. The triangular barrel is ergonomically designed, it is claimed that it provides an effortless writing experience.  I had difficulty taking the cap on & off.  I found this was probably because I hadn’t placed it in line with the triangular sides.


This pen does have a rubberised grip along the length of the barrel, unlike many other basic ballpoints that just have a see through plastic case.

Staedtler Triplus 431 M Blue

The Staedtler Triplus Ball is somewhat heavier than most ballpoints, probably due to the nickel plated nib housing & screw end plug, which along with the rubberised barrel does make it look more expensive if nothing else.

When in action this pen performed as expected, nothing more nothing less.  In fact, I did test the triplus ball in green with a medium tip, alongside a cheap blue freebie that came from a charity envelope, I’ll leave you to judge the result for yourself.

Marketed as airplane safe, due to its automatic pressure equalisation, this should ensure that you don’t have something resembling a paint ball explosion in your top pocket when you come back down to earth.  Indelible ink provides the user with following benefits:

Non erasable, therefore good for writing cheques & documents



Solvent resistant

The triplus ball is available in 4 colours with medium & fine line widths, they can also be refilled.

I like the fact that this pen is a little longer than the norm, but when the lid is posted on the end it tends to rattle around, which I found irritating.

All in all I remain to be convinced that the ergonomics justify the difference in price of other ballpoints, the Zebra Z grip ballpoint pen is one example.

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Peter Warrior: Pen & Pencil Expert

With nearly a decade of experience in the pen industry, I successfully ran an online pen business for 9 years. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years. I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will." My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments.

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