Zebra Surari 0.5mm
Emulsion Ink Ballpoint Pen
– Handwritten Review –
- Description: A totally tolerable fine tipped ballpoint with some nice ink.
- Point: 0.7mm ballpoint
- Ink: Zebra Emulsion Ink
- Material: Plastic with rubber grip
- Price: $1.65 at JetPens
Handwritten Review Scans:
The Zebra Surari Emulsion Ink ballpoint is loaded with a smear-proof, water resistant hybrid gel/oil ink. The emulsion ink is markered to have the smoothness of an oil-based ink with the brightness and vibrance of a gel ink. Since I only have the black ink model, I can’t speak for the the color, but the black line goes onto the page smoothly. The lines made are solid, and there’s not skipping to be found. I really hate the broken up line of a crummy ballpoint, and I don’t have to worry about that at all here.
The pen leaves a neat, fine line and writing is buttery smooth. Also worth noting, the pen is labeled as 0.7mm, but the line appears to be thinner than that, I think it’s closer to a 0.5mm. The knock has a nice strong spring behind it, making the extension of the pen satisfying with a nice click. The Zebra Surari comes in a ton of colors and widths, so there’s something for everyone.
The body of the pen is pretty basic. It has a nice contour that that widens slightly at the grip, making for a comfortable writing session. The pen is very light, as most pens that are made from cheaper plastic are. The rubber grip is very thin, it provides no cushioning, but a nice amount of grip. It’s smooth to the touch, and not tacky like some grips can be. There are a few wavy lines in the grip for added grip and aesthetics.
The clip isn’t exactly a tank, but it’ll get the job done for holding onto a pocket, pen case, or a few pages of a notebook. It’s all plastic, but it should hold up for the life of the pen, provided you aren’t too tough on it.
Pens like this are actually starting to change my mind about ballpoints. Even before fountain pens, I used rollerballs, and now I regret writing them off for so long. The smooth writing, without skipping or ink blobs make the Surari a winner for $1.65. Many color options, water resistance, smear proof ink, and super smooth writing round out a solid ballpoint offering from Zebra.
Recommendation: Yes, 100%!