This pen surprised me. I didn't know that Zebra was making cheap "disposable" fountain pens. So I bought it. This was the biggest waste of around 4$ in my life. I'm not going to lie I hate the Zebra V-301.
First the body. At first glance it seems like a really cool, sturdy aluminum body. However, it feels cheap the moment you touch it. The branding on the pen is large and detracts from the overall presentation of the pen. The cap, which posts with a nice click on the back of the pen, wobbles back and forth and makes you feel like your cap will fall off. These are large problems, but nothing that can't be overlooked.
The thing that can't be overlooked is the horrible job this pen does of writing. When I first plugged the cartridge into the V-301 it wouldn't write. So i pushed the cartridge in a little bit harder and it still wouldn't write. I scribbled for about 3 minutes until it finally started writing. Then it stopped writing again. I wanted to scream. I tried doing a writing sample, but got about halfway through it and quit. The pen is so inconsitent that I am not quite sure how Zebra can put this out. This is the worst fountain pen, be it disposable or not, I have ever used.
I wanted to like this pen. But Zebra did everything in its power to make me hate it.
3 out of 10 mummies.